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5 cars loaded with safety features

Subaru Outback
Subaru Outback
  • MSRP: $23,495
  • Safety rating: 2014 top safety pick +
  • Estimated mpg:
    • City - 24
    • Highway - 30

Winning the top safety pick in any given year is tough, but getting it four consecutive years for all models is unheard of unless the manufacturer is Subaru.

Not only do all the models have the top rating from IIHS, but the Subaru Outback was able to win a top safety pick + rating for 2014, a good reason to put it on our list of safe cars.

One of the reasons that the Subaru Outback does so well in crash tests is its ring-shaped reinforcement frame and multiple air bags. A rollover sensor is also included in the Outback.

The Outback can prevent accidents with its available EyeSight technology that utilizes two cameras to monitor traffic and react to conditions before the driver does. If there's a chance of a collision, the brakes will be applied automatically.

To provide more control on the road, the Outback is equipped with all-wheel drive, which gives more stability than front- or rear-wheel drive and provides maximum traction because power is sent to all the wheels at the same time.

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