2015 Subaru Outback Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government | Edmunds

2015 Subaru Outback Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government

WASHINGTON — The 2015 Subaru Outback wagon earned the top five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The 2015 Outback received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.

The Outback is on sale now at Subaru dealerships.

The 2015 Subaru Outback earned the 2014 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Institute rated the Outback "good" in its crash tests and "superior" in front crash avoidance testing. The Top Safety Pick+ award refers to Outbacks equipped with optional Subaru EyeSight driver assist technology.

Standard safety equipment on the 2015 Outback includes a rearview camera and a new rollover sensor that can deploy the side curtain airbags if an imminent rollover is detected. New front seat-cushion airbags help to keep occupants in place in a frontal crash.

The new Subaru rear vehicle detection system, which is standard on Limited and optional for the 2.5i Premium model, bundles blind-spot detection, lane-change assist and rear cross-traffic alert.

Key Outback competitors include the Ford Escape, GMC Terrain and Jeep Cherokee.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers should note that the 2015 GMC Terrain and Jeep Cherokee earned a four-star safety rating from NHTSA. The 2015 Ford Escape has not been rated.

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