2015 Subaru WRX Named Top Safety Pick by IIHS
The redesigned 2015 Subaru WRX scored high marks in crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, earning itself a Top Safety Pick award. The WRX received top scores of "Good" in moderate front overlap, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. The model also held up in the difficult small overlap test, which simulates what happens when a corner of the car hits a pole, tree, or other object at 40 mph. To qualify for the Top Safety Pick + award, the 2015 Subaru WRX would have had to offer some type of front crash prevention technology. Although the WRX comes with multiple airbags, traction control, and anti-lock braking systems, it does not provide technologies like forward collision alert or automatic braking. With the new WRX, Subaru has now earned six IIHS safety awards for the 2014 model year. The Impreza sedan and XV Crosstrek compact crossover both matched the WRX's distinction as Top Safety Picks. The Legacy sedan, Outback SUV, and Forester crossover went farther, earning TSP+ status. These cars join a long list of awardees. So far, 44 new cars on the market have achieved safety accolades with IIHS, and 27 of those got the "+" distinction. Source: IIHS
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