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The Crossover Climb Challenge | Rimrock Subaru

Recently, an independent testing organization, the USAC, put unmodified, factory-spec, all-wheel-drive vehicles from various manufacturers through a very difficult test – climbing and descending a slippery, steep, low traction ramp, to simulate a slick or ice covered hill. See if Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is up for the challenge in this entertaining video.

Also, check out this video, where instructors investigate the safety of the AWD systems of the top Crossovers on the road today, at the Emergency Vehicle Operations Center, which teaches police, firefighters, and other first-responders how to deal with the toughest road conditions imaginable.

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Subaru Vehicles earn “Perfect Scores” | Latest Safety Tests | Rimrock Subaru

“…At the top of the list are the Subaru Legacy and Outback, which earned perfect scores in our tests for avoiding crashes at both 12 and 25 miles per hour.” – David Zuby, Chief Research Officer, IIHS.

Well, looks like Subaru has done it again – the IIHS reports that the Legacy and the Outback topped the list of vehicles with collision avoidance systems – rating best (IIHS rating of ‘superior’) in the industry. The IIHS studied over 70 midsize cars and SUV’s. The tests measured how responsive the avoidance systems are – alerting drivers about possible rear-end collisions, and whether the vehicles are able to avoid a crash or appropriately reduce their speed.

“Front crash prevention systems can add a thousand dollars or more to the cost of a new car,” said David Zuby, chief research officer at IIHS. “Our new ratings let consumers know which systems offer the most promise for the extra expense.” And there is good reason to pay attention to these statistics; according to 2011 Department of Transportation data, there were 1.7 million rear-end accidents in the U.S. alone that year, with 21 percent of those resulting in injuries.

Of the vehicles tested, the Subaru EyeSight collision avoidance system is the only system that automatically applied the brakes, and prevented the vehicles from hitting the target when traveling at the test speeds of 25 mph and 12 mph.

Watch a video of the results, here:

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Subaru Crash Testing – A History | Rimrock Subaru

Have you seen the early crash testing that Subaru did?

Subaru safety sure has come a long way!

 

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2014 Subaru Forester is an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK

Subaru remains the only manufacturer with IIHS Top Safety Picks for all models for the fourth consecutive year (2010-2013)

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 6, 2013 /CNW/ – Subaru Canada, Inc. is pleased to announce that the completely redesigned 2014 Forester has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) top award for good performance in its moderate overlap frontal, side, rollover and rear impact evaluations. This distinction has helped Subaru become the only automaker to earn a 2013 TOP SAFETY PICK for every model it builds.

“Safety is always top of mind as we aim to inspire confidence and peace of mind on every road in all conditions,” said Shiro Ohta, president and CEO of Subaru Canada, Inc. “Subaru’s ring-shaped reinforcement frame has been proven in more than a decade of use. This design provides excellent protection with the structure increasing cabin rigidity and absorbing impact energy from any direction.”

TOP SAFETY PICK recognizes vehicles that, in IIHS testing, do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rear, and now rollover crashes based on ‘good’ ratings in each category. The IIHS ranks in terms of Good, Acceptable, Marginal and Poor, with ‘good’ as the top rank possible in Institute tests. Winners also must have electronic stability control.

“For four consecutive years, Subaru is the only automotive manufacturer with the distinction of earning IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK awards for every model it builds,” said Institute president Adrian Lund. “Subaru deserves praise for making safety a top priority.”

About IIHS To qualify for a TOP SAFETY PICK, vehicles must have good ratings for occupant protection in the moderate overlap frontal, side impact, rollover and rear tests. IIHS rates vehicles as good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance. The Institute’s frontal crashworthiness evaluations are based on results of a 40 mph moderate overlap frontal crash. Side evaluations are based on performance in a crash test in which the side of a vehicle is struck by a barrier moving at 31 mph. The barrier represents the front end of a pickup or SUV. Rear crash protection is rated according to a two-step procedure. Starting points for the ratings are measurements of head restraint geometry – the height of a restraint and its horizontal distance behind the back of an average-size man. In the roof strength test, a metal plate is pushed against one side of a roof at a displacement rate of 0.2 inch per second. To earn a good rating for rollover protection, the roof must withstand a force of four times the vehicle’s weight before reaching five inches of crush. This is called a strength-to-weight ratio.

SOURCE Subaru Canada Inc.

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Are Subarus the best cars money can buy?

Are Subarus the best cars money can buy? Well, we think so, many of our customers think so, and CNN Money seems to think so too.

By Alex Taylor III, senior editor-at-large, FORTUNE

FORTUNE — By the usual measurements, Subaru should be no more than an afterthought in the U.S. car market. It sells just seven car and crossover models and accounts for a slim 2.3% of U.S. auto sales. By itself, the Toyota Camry outsells the entire Subaru lineup. For years Subaru has been essentially a regional brand — strong in the Northeast and Northwest but unknown in the rest of the country. No overnight success, Subaru of America — the U.S. arm of Japan’s Fuji Heavy Industries — began selling cars in the U.S. 44 years ago and still ranks only 12th in size. Hyundai and Kia, which arrived two decades later, have developed broader product lines and sell several times more vehicles.

Yet Subaru has racked up more endorsements by independent arbiters of automotive quality and safety than just about any other manufacturer. Consumer Reports rates Subaru above Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and every other manufacturer in performance, comfort, utility, and reliability, and says the company makes the best cars in America. ALG (formerly Automotive Lease Guide), the industry’s arbiter of residual value and used-car prices, named Subaru the leader in retained value among mainstream brands. And after crash tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety made Subaru a “top safety pick” across its entire product line, a distinction no other manufacturer can claim…

Read the whole story here: http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2012/11/19/subaru-best-cars/

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Subaru Core Technology – Episode 4 – Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame [VIDEO]

This last Episode of the Subaru Core Technology Movie demonstrates, in detail, the advantages of the Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame. (10 minutes long)

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