SUBARU ACTIVE SAFETY FEATURES
| ||All-wheel drive isn't unique, but Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is. Notice how the left and right sides of the drive train are in balance - like a butterfly or an airplane. This balance is unique to Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel drive and ensures stability and its efficiency at transmitting power ensures greater grip and quick response to slippage. Providing more than just safety on slick roads, it delivers intensified performance on any road.|
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Daytime Running Lights (DLR) Studies have shown that DRLs have helped reduce fatal and nonfatal collisions between oncoming vehicles by about 5 percent and fatal collisions between vehicles traveling in the opposite direction by about 23 percent. Most insurance companies offer discounts on vehicles with DRL. Standard on all Subaru models.
Rack-and-Pinion Steering Steering is arguably the most important feature when it comes to avoiding a serious accident. All Subaru vehicles come equipped with rack-and-pinion steering systems, which provide immediate response when changing direction in a split-second. The Subaru Boxer engine provides a lower center of gravity to prevent vehicle rollover and helps with smooth turns. Subaru is the only vehicle manufacturer, besides Porsche, that uses the Boxer engine style. It's no wonder Subaru ranks among the safest vehicles available.
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Anti-lock Braking System Every driver knows the danger of slippery road conditions. No matter how powerful your braking system is, wheel lock, which occurs from loss of road traction from the tires, can prove hazardous. The Subaru anti-lock braking system (ABS) prevents wheels from locking up by pulsing braking power rapidly to help gain road grip and improve stability. ABS is a life saving, standard feature on all Subaru models.
Brake Assist Sudden and immediate braking can occur for a variety of reasons. Subaru brake assist monitors the speed at which the car is moving and the force applied to the brake pedal, and applies the necessary force required to brake immediately. Brake assist is a life saving safety feature that is standard on all Subaru vehicles.
| || Notice how the pistons in a Subaru Boxer Engine move horizontally (like boxers punching) vs. up and down in most other engines. This unique design gives you the advantage of a lower center of gravity, better balance, greater visibility over the hood and improved performance and safety. The boxer engine is unique to Subaru and certain Porsche models. |
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) Standard on all 2010 and newer models, this stability system helps keep you on your intended path by measuring variables such as steering input, braking, and vehicle angle. Sensing any slide that causes the vehicle to deviate from your intended course, VDC applies individual brakes and / or reduces engine power to help counteract the slide and help keep you safely in control. How cool is that!
also known as Electronic Stability Control
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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Making sure your vehicle functioning properly is important for maintaining the safety of your Subaru vehicle. The Subaru tire pressure monitoring system continuously monitors the pressure of your tires. The system alerts you immediately when pressure is below the minimum tire pressure required for safe driving conditions. Let Subaru of Keene protect you and your family with this life saving safety feature.
|Subaru's renowned technologies now include a new 'driver assist system' called EyeSight™. EyeSight™ is a second pair of eyes that monitors the road ahead and recognizes potentially dangerous driving situations. Using three-dimensional images captured by cameras mounted at the top of the front windscreen, EyeSight™ provides audible and visual warnings to prompt the driver to take action. Apart from these built-in functions, EyeSight™ will also apply automatic braking intervention, when necessary, to help avoid or reduce the severity of a detected frontal collision. See complete details on Subaru's EyeSight™ System. Available on select 2013 Outbacks and Legacys. |