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There’s nothing quite so satisfying as a perfect score, a “100%” that you can tuck safely away as proof you excelled. When it comes to being graded on safety measures, that score suddenly takes on a whole other dimension– one that is incredibly important. Safety scores such as the annual IIHS test results are more than a determiner of pride; they are also what assure car buyers that the vehicle they purchase was built with their lives in mind. For these reasons, we at the Pine Belt family of dealerships are thrilled to report that the 2015 Subaru Legacy has received the IIHS’ highest honor, the Top Safety Pick+ award.
In fact, the Legacy did more than earn the highest honor given; it passed each crash exam with flying colors, earning the highest ranking of “Good” in all metrics. This includes the notoriously difficult Small Front Overlap test, which has been baffling most brands and vehicles since its introduction several years ago. Overall front crash prevention in the four-door sedan was designated “superior,” the highest ranking of six, an impressive score helped significantly by Subaru’s state-of-the-art front crash prevention system, which sense oncoming crashes and attempts to minimize damage.
According to the IIHS’ press release, “The dummy’s movement was well-controlled [during the crash], and the frontal and side curtain airbags worked together to protect the head from contact with interior structures. Ratings for restraints, dummy kinematics, and injury measures for the head and neck, chest, pelvis, and legs and feet are all good.”
This is the second year in a row the Legacy has been a Top Safety Pick+ winner, and so far in 2014 Subaru is the manufacturer with the most Top Safety Pick brands. The impressive performances of vehicles such as the Outback, BRZ, Impreza, Forester, WRX and XV Crosstrek in addition to the Legacy go to show exactly how important driver safety is to the designers and manufacturers at every stage of production.
The 2015 Subaru Legacy is impressing across the board, first with its complete exterior redesign, its interior features and now its safety scores. If you want to try one out for yourself, schedule a test-drive at our Lakewood, NJ Subaru dealership and see the difference today!