subaru xv scores highest safety rating

  • Compact crossover receives highest rating in important US crash test
  • XV already holds five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating and benchmark scores for child occupant protection
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and hi-tech electronic safety systems ensure XV is one of the safest vehicles both on- and off-road

Subaru’s new compact crossover, the XV, has received the highest possible safety rating in crash safety tests in the USA.

Subjecting the Subaru XV to moderate overlap frontal, side rollover and impact tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the car a ‘good’ rating, which is the top rank across all tests.

Earlier in 2012, the XV was also awarded five stars in the rigorous Euro NCAP safety tests, receiving the highest score ever recorded for child occupant protection at 90 per cent.

Subaru remains the only manufacturer with IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick’ awards for its entire model range currently on sale across North America – an accolade that the manufacturer has held for three consecutive years.  Top Safety Pick is conferred on those vehicles that receive ‘good’ ratings in each crash safety test conducted by the IIHS.

As well as an all-steel unitary structure and a large number of standard-fit airbags (dual front and side, driver’s knee, curtain and torso airbags) for excellent passive crash safety performance, Subaru’s Vehicle Dynamics Control system and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive also contribute to world class road-holding in all conditions.  Ultra high-tensile steel is also used for key sections of the bodyshell to improve rigidity while keeping the XV’s kerb weight down.

“The Subaru XV continues to rack up an impressive collection of safety accolades, and since the new compact crossover arrived in the UK at the start of the year, it has remained one of the safest cars on the road,” commented Darren James, Managing Director, Subaru UK.  “Our brand statement is ‘Confidence in Motion’, and the XV’s active, passive and hazard avoidance technologies are the perfect embodiment of this.”

To find out more about the five-star Euro NCAP safety-rated Subaru XV, visit www.subaru.co.uk.

Notes to editors:

All new Subaru models benefit from Subaru’s unique Everything Taken Care of (ETCo) aftercare package, the most comprehensive in the UK.  At no additional cost, ETCo is worth up to £7,000, covering minor dent and scratch repairs, alloy wheel repairs, monthly wash, annual valet, lost keys replacement, service collection and delivery, annual wheel alignment check, first MOT cover, and winter wheel and tyre storage, as well as providing an accident management service and a contribution to insurance cover excess.  ETCo is offered in addition to Subaru’s three-year / 60,000-mile manufacturer warranty.

Further images can be downloaded at www.subarumedia.co.uk.

For further Subaru press information, please 

Media Usage Terms

I agree that all creative assets including but not limited to photos, logos, sketches, images and artwork are for
editorial use only. All commercial use of these creative assets, including but not limited to advertising,
marketing and merchandising, is strictly prohibited.

I agree to these terms and conditions

Images
1

Subaru XV

Subaru XV

Media ID: 593
Medium 3500 x 2625 3.9 MB
Small 1500 x 1125 0.8 MB
Large 3600 x 2700 3.8 MB

© 2019 Copyright Subaru. Reproduction free for editorial use only.