If you're looking for a new vehicle to take you through the streets of Doylestown, Philadelphia, and Warminster, you've probably already considered a crossover. These versatile vehicles are a great option, being the perfect combination of performance and interior space for many drivers. With so many on the market, however, you've probably looked at plenty of comparisons of interior space, horsepower, and technology features.

The most important aspect of any vehicle, however, is safety. Whether you're looking to drive the whole family around or just yourself, safety should always be your primary concern. One of the safest crossovers available currently is the 2020 Subaru Outback. To help you discover how and why this vehicle is so safe, the team at Fred Beans Subaru has created this helpful guide.

Check out the 2020 Subaru Outback safety ratings below and discover if this crossover is safe enough for you and your family.

2020 Outback Safety Ratings

When it comes to assessing vehicle safety, no one does it better than the professionals. There are two major organizations that provide safety ratings for vehicles, and one of them is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). When the IIHS put the 2020 Outback through its rigorous crash tests, this incredible crossover passed with flying colors.

In fact, it received the highest marks in nearly every single category, whether it was crashworthiness, crash avoidance and mitigation, or child seat anchor tests. To solidify this even further, the IIHS even rated the 2020 Subaru Outback as a Top Safety Pick for the year when it's equipped with steering responsive headlights.

The other organization that conducts crash tests is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration branch of the Department of Transportation. They use a 1- to 5-star rating for every category that they test, and the 2020 Outback performed similarly well, also earning top marks in nearly every category.

Subaru Outback Stability

When it comes to crossovers, people assume because of their design that there are some limitations on the road. However, Subaru knows the limits of a crossover, which is why they've implemented numerous features in the Outback. This is to ensure it maintains stability when cornering and firmly remains in your control.

One of these advanced features is Active Torque Vectoring. Within its Vehicle Dynamics Control system it can make small adjustments to your steering and braking inputs to keep your Outback on track. Additionally, all Outback trims come standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. This system maintains optimal traction on slippery roads, allowing you to drive when and where you need to with confidence. Plus, with the available Dual Function X-MODE®, you can also choose among different modes for snow, dirt, and mud to really ensure that your vehicle stays in control.

Standard Safety Features in the Subaru Outback

Stability and control on the road isn't the only aspect where the 2020 Outback showcases its safety. Passive features are standard on every trim to make sure you have the peace of mind you deserve while behind the wheel.

One of the most important is the Subaru advanced frontal airbag system, which offers dual-stage deployment for both the driver and front passenger in case of a collision. Side curtain airbags are also included, which help protect front and rear outboard passengers especially if your Outback were to roll over. In addition, seat-mounted front-side airbags, front passenger seat cushion airbags, and driver's knee airbags are also standard.

Other standard safety features include:

  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) System 
  • Whiplash-Reducing Front Seats with Adjustable Head Restraints
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System

Subaru EyeSight®

When it comes to driver assistance features, Subaru has some of the best. The EyeSight® suite of systems is packed with some of the most advanced tech available on the market. Included in every 2020 Outback trim you'll find:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering: This system will automatically adjust acceleration and braking to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. All you have to do is preset the speed you wish to maintain.
  • Pre-Collision Braking: This feature scans the area in front of you for imminent collisions. Should one be detected and you fail to heed the alert, the Outback can hit the brakes for you.
  • Lane Keep Assist & Sway Warning: By monitoring your place on the road, this system will give you an alert when you've veered from your lane.

Available Driver-Assistive Technologies

The Subaru Outback also makes available even more ways to boost confidence with more driving aids. One of the most impressive is the Subaru DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System. This new feature acts as a copilot and will send you an alert when it senses that you're distracted or drowsy. Plus, this feature can work with up to five driving profiles and learns each preference.

For added awareness, the 2020 Outback also boasts available additions like Blind-Spot Detection, which warns you when someone is in your blind spot, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. This tells you when someone is approaching your vehicle while in reverse. Add on Reverse Automatic Braking and the Outback will automatically stop for you to avoid objects behind you.

Finally, there's the available SUBARU STARLINK™ Safety and Security System. This not only helps keep you connected and safe while in the vehicle, but while you're away from it as well with features like:

  • Advanced Automatic Collision Notifications
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance
  • Remote Engine Start with Climate Control
  • Remote Lock/Unlock

Drive Safe in the 2020 Subaru Outback

If you want to learn more about the incredibly reliable 2020 Subaru Outback safety ratings, you'll have to come see this crossover for yourself. At Fred Beans Subaru, you can. We've been serving drivers in the Doylestown, Warminster, and Philadelphia areas for years now and would love to help you as well. Our knowledgeable team can tell you anything you want to know. Visit us or contact us online to schedule your test drive today!

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