Subaru Forester Safety Ratings

At Fred Beans Subaru, we know that plenty of car shoppers near Doylestown and Philadelphia are thinking about making the 2018 Subaru Forester their next daily driver. If you're eager to get behind the wheel of this exciting ride, but you want to do a quick safety check first, this is the article for you!

Read on to learn about the 2018 Subaru Forester safety ratings and features, so you know what to expect from this Subaru compact SUV. Feel free to contact our team if you want to learn more.  

2018 Forester Safety Ratings

The 2018 Forester has your safety built right into the body itself. When tested by the IIHS, it scored their highest rating of Good in all five crash tests. Equipped with EyeSight® driver-assist features and steering-responsive headlights, the IHSS gave it the coveted 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK designation.

The NHTSA performed its own myriad of crash tests on the Forester, all of which were passed with flying colors. The Forester was awarded a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating, with a perfect five stars on the side crash test. That test simulates moving barriers (e.g., being struck from the side in an intersection) as well as pole barriers to give you the full sense of a car's driver-side safety.

Subaru EyeSight® Available Safety

The Subaru EyeSight® suite of active safety features is designed to act as an extension of your senses when you're behind the wheel. Available on the Premium trim and standard on the Touring, this suite integrates features, such as Adaptive Cruise Control, to help you maintain a pre-set distance from the car in front of you.

Pre-Collision Braking is also part of this package, and it'll warn you when it senses an imminent front-end collision. It can also help apply your brakes to mitigate or avoid the accident. When equipped with EyeSight®, all 2018 Subaru cars get the highest rating for front crash prevention from the IIHS, so you'll benefit from adding this system to any Subaru model you like.  

Standard Active Safety Features

Looking beyond the available driver-assist features, you'll find plenty of active safety tech that's standard, too. Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive comes on every Forester trim, so you can benefit from increased traction when you need to travel snow-covered Philadelphia streets in the middle of winter.

How is that all-wheel drivetrain powered? Across all trims, it's a Subaru BOXER® engine that does the work, avoiding slippage by continuously delivering power to every wheel. The innovative tech behind this engine also helps reduce vibration and extend engine life by reducing piston wear. It's just another aspect of the Forester's commitment to your safety behind the wheel.

Test Drive the 2018 Subaru Forester

We hope our guide to the 2018 Subaru Forester safety ratings and features helps you feel more confident in the top-notch security this vehicle delivers. If you're interested, you can test drive the Forester at Fred Beans Subaru, located in Doylestown for your convenience.

Schedule your test drive today and let our team of auto experts introduce you to safety excellence in the 2018 Forester!

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