Safe, secure and confident
Subaru has forged a reputation for building vehicles that offer superior levels of protection through the use of the most technologically advanced active and passive safety systems available. The end result: vehicles that inspire confidence and peace of mind under all possible conditions and at all times. No surprise, then, that the Subaru Legacy has earned the highest Top Safety Pick Plus* rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) this year.
Always standing by
Armed with a world-class all-wheel drive system, striking agility, standard Vehicle Dynamics Control and ABS and next-generation thinking in the form of the brand new EyesightTM advanced driving assist system, the Subaru Legacy boasts superior levels of active safety.
EyeSight™ Advanced Driving Assist System
The 2013 Subaru Legacy is available with Eyesight, which utilizes two cameras to monitor activity in the road ahead and provide assistance to the driver when needed most. Eyesight features four different advanced active-safety systems. Adaptive Cruise Control maintains a safe distance from the car ahead. Pre-collision Braking can slow or stop the car automatically when it sees a panic braking situation unfolding. Pre-collision Throttle Management is designed to cut power during an absent-minded start, if it detects a person or object in the way. And the Lane Departure and Sway Warning helps keep you on the straight and narrow. Like a second pair of eyes, Eyesight watches out for you with warning cues and by helping you avoid potential danger. Watch all the EyeSight features in action (video demonstration).
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
The ABS incorporates the latest thinking on anti-skid prevention, as well as other features designed with added safety in mind. Electronic Brake-force Distribution automatically adjusts front/rear brake pressure under different vehicle loads, Brake Override cuts engine power when the brakes are applied and Brake Assist automatically provides added stopping power in panic-braking situations.
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
The Subaru VDC† system utilizes advanced sensors to monitor and analyze if the vehicle is following the driver’s intended course. When the limits of stability are approached, the system automatically adjusts the AWD torque distribution‡, engine output and brakes at each wheel to help keep the vehicle on-course.
† VDC is also known as electronic stability control.
‡ Models equipped with CVT and 5EAT only.
Stands and delivers
In the event that an accident is unavoidable, every Subaru boasts a wide range of passive safety systems that are designed to deliver class-leading levels of protection. Each vehicle features exceptionally rigid construction and incorporates the latest technologies; together, these advances minimize collision damage and, in turn, generate much greater peace of mind.
Advanced Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame
This proprietary design connects the roof to the side pillars and the floor with further cross-members and reinforcement added for additional strength. As a result, impact energy coming from all directions is dissipated and then diverted away from the passenger cabin. A front crumple zone and an engine designed to slide under the passenger compartment provide further protection in the event of a frontal impact.
The Subaru Legacy features a full complement of supplemental restraints, including dual-stage deployment front airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags and side-curtain airbags with roll-over sensors for front and rear outboard occupants. This focus on passive safety represents an integral part of the Subaru offering and a key reason why our standards are setting the standard in markets around the world.
Whiplash-reducing Front Seats
The front seats are specially designed with rigid frames, firm headrests and energy-absorbing inner seat springs to help mitigate the effects of a rear-end collision and reduce the chances of whiplash. This is just another example of how Subaru is going the extra mile to provide drivers with an unsurpassed level of confidence behind the wheel.
*TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners must earn good ratings for occupant protection in at least 4 of 5 IIHS evaluations, with no less than acceptable in any test. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in a 40-mph moderate overlap frontal crash, 40-mph small overlap frontal crash, 31-mph side impact and rollover, plus evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in 20-mph rear impacts. For details, visit www.iihs.org