Here at North Reading Subaru, we are very proud of the fact that the Subaru lineup has won nine awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS. Four vehicles received the ultimate Top Safety Pick + title, while another five were named Top Safety Picks. Let's take a look at these vehicles and how they earned these awards. Shoppers in Massachusetts will find all of these new Subaru models in our inventory at North Reading Subaru.

How to Become a Top Safety Pick

First, let's look at the Top Safety Picks; this was a title given to the Subaru Ascent, Crosstrek, Impreza sedan, Impreza five-door, and WRX when these vehicles have the EyeSight® bundle as well as specific headlights. Vehicles have to earn a "Good" rating in six different areas of crash-worthiness testing to earn the Top Safety Pick ranking. They will need to have scored either "Advanced" or "Superior" when it comes to front crash prevention with both vehicles and pedestrians.

Top Safety Pick+

The Subaru Outback, Legacy, Forester, and Crosstrek Hybrid are all great options for drivers in Boston, MA, who want a vehicle that was named a Top Safety Pick +. What gives these models that extra "plus" in their rating is the fact that they were awarded "Good" or "Acceptable" on their headlight ratings.

This year, the IIHS has added pedestrian crash prevention to how it determines which vehicles to award with the Top Safety Pick name. How they performed in crash prevention and mitigation scenarios helped them earn the coveted title of Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick +.

New Features to Keep you Protected

What helped the Subaru lineup earn so many awards is EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. Standard EyeSight apps include automatic emergency braking, a Pre-Collision Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control featuring Lead Vehicle Start Alert, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, and even Lane Departure Alert and Sway Warning.

Test Drive a New Subaru Today

If you would like to learn more about how our top-rated new Subaru models can keep you safe, schedule a test drive and visit North Reading Subaru today!