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2021 Subaru Ascent SUV earns IIHS Top Safety Pick + Award

2021 Subaru Ascent

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the 2021 Subaru Ascent among the 2020 TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners. Subaru of America, Inc announced that its full-size, 3-row 2021 Ascent SUV had earned this award due to the addition of Steering Responsive LED headlights with High Beam Assist as standard equipment. Subaru always has its drivers in mind, and this is evident in the 2020 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICKS. 

Eight other Subaru models, apart from the 2021 Ascent, received a 2020 IIHS award. These models include the 2020 Crosstrek Hybrid, Forester, Legacy, Outback, Crosstrek, Impreza, and 2020 WRX. Subaru put a lot of work into these vehicles to give them the shot at these awards. According to Thomas J. Doll, President and CEO, Subaru of America, Inc. “We view the IIHS awards as validation for our efforts to innovate safety features for our customers continually.” 

IIHS has six crashworthiness evaluations in which all these vehicles earned excellent ratings in them. These evaluations included: 

  • Driver-side small overlap front
  • Passenger-side small overlap front
  • Moderate overlap front strength
  • Moderate overlap side strength
  • Moderate overlap roof strength 
  • Head restraint tests

The passenger-side small overlap front collision evaluation may be a new one for you. This was a new addition to IIHS’ evaluation scheme for 2020. The short overlap tests look to replicate what occurs when there’s a collision of only the front corner of the vehicle with another vehicle or object. The 2021 Subaru Ascent didn’t disappoint; it earned a good rating.  

For the first time, IIHS added pedestrian crash prevention ratings to its awards. The 2021 Subaru Ascent comes standard with the Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. This technology includes the automatic emergency braking system that earns it the ‘Superior’ rating in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and the vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. IIHS believes that rising pedestrian fatalities could reduce as a result of this technology. With the EyeSight, there is no doubt that the 2021 Subaru Ascent earns the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK award. 

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