Owning a Subaru Outback now has bragging rights for Burbank owners! Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested the 2022 Subaru Outback, and the model out-scored seven other mid-sized sedans in the same class. These results should give Redondo Beach drivers more confidence when they head out on the town..

The IIHS awarded the model Top Safety Pick+ for side impact and a rating of "good," which is the highest possible rating to receive. Subaru Santa Monica believes this honor is worth sharing with drivers around West Hollywood. Whether you're a current owner or considering an Outback, this is exciting news!

Tougher Expectations Met with Unprecedented Results

Because the IIHS has revamped its efforts to improve vehicle safety, the expectations are tougher to meet. Therefore, the 2022 Top Safety Pick+ award has a unique significance. As of July 2022, Subaru has received more Top Safety Pick+ awards than any other brand since 2013, and this year's award shows how much the automakers' commitment to safety has progressed.

The IIHS raised the expectations of the side-impact test because of growing concerns about high-speed crashes that result in fatalities. Not unlike the test in previous years, the IIHS uses a similar scenario of when two vehicles collide at an intersection. However, the test now uses a heavier barrier, which travels at a higher rate of speed to simulate the impact of the striking vehicle and weighs 4,200 pounds, an increase of 900 pounds.

Repeatedly Earning the Award from High Standards

The rigorous testing and high standards by the IIHS not only help to measure the safety of vehicles but also help automakers make necessary adjustments when appropriate. And since 2013, Subaru has earned a cumulative total of 63 Top Safety Pick+ awards. To receive the award, the vehicle tested by the IIHS must receive a "good" rating in all six crashworthiness evaluations.

To learn more about the 2022 Top Safety Pick+ Award or to take a test drive of a 2022 Subaru Outback, visit our dealership near Torrance, CA.

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