6 cars loaded with safety features
2013 Subaru Outback
- MSRP: $23,495
- Safety rating: Top Safety Pick+
- Estimated mpg:
Winning the Top Safety Pick in any given year is tough, but doing it for four consecutive years for all models (2010-2013) is almost unheard of, unless the manufacturer is Subaru of America.
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 2013. One of the reasons the Subaru Outback does so well in crash tests is its ring-shaped reinforcement frame and standard six air bags. The Outback can also prevent accidents with its EyeSight technology, which 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 symmetrical 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.