We believe world-class safety is essential, not an optional extra – so our cars are fitted with a host of innovative safety technologies as standard. It’s our ambition to eliminate traffic accident deaths involving Subaru vehicles by 2030.
Explore the benefits of:
EyeSight driver assist technology
Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist technology is a core piece of active safety technology that’s fitted as standard across Forester, XV, Outback, Levorg and Impreza. It acts like a second pair of eyes on the road – to help keep you and your passengers protected, informed and safe at all times. EyeSight uses two cameras to constantly scan the road ahead, accurately tracking other road users – such as cars, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians – to identify potential hazards. It comprises six safety systems that can provide warnings and even braking assistance to help avoid or reduce the severity of a potential collision:
Pre-collision Braking system
Flashes a warning on the dashboard and sounds an alert to make the driver aware of a potential collision. If you fail to take evasive action, the brakes will be applied automatically. If you brake but don’t apply enough pressure, the system will increase the braking force.
Pre-collision Throttle Management
Gives you a visual and audible warning if you accidentally select drive instead of reverse when parked facing an obstacle. The system will also cut engine output to help avoid a frontal collision.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Improves driver comfort and convenience during long journeys and during stop-and-go motorway conditions. It allows you to set vehicle speed and distance from the vehicle in front. By constantly monitoring distance and speed, the system adjusts the engine, transmission and brakes accordingly to maintain a speed appropriate to the traffic flow.
Lane Sway Departure Warning
Alerts the driver with a visual and audible warning if your car sways or starts to change lanes without signalling.
Lane Keep Assist
Offers gentle corrective steering control if your car starts to deviate from its lane.
Lead Vehicle Start Alert
Flashes a warning and sounds an alert if the vehicle in previously stationary traffic ahead has moved, but you haven’t.
Active safety systems
Subaru cars are fitted with a comprehensive range of active safety systems, including:
Driver Monitoring System
Subaru’s Driver Monitoring System supports safer driving. Should the system detect the driver’s eyes shutting or looking aside for an extended period of time, it will trigger audio and visual warnings to attract the driver’s attention and restore concentration to the road.
Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection
Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection features Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. It uses sensors to alert you to vehicles in your blind spots, helping you avoid potential collision danger when changing lanes or reversing.
Reverse Automatic Braking
When your car is in reverse, four sensors on the rear bumper detect obstructions behind the vehicle. If anything is detected, the system can alert you with warning sounds and automatically apply the brakes to avoid a collision or reduce collision damage.
Front and Side View Monitors
Screens within your car can display front and side views from external cameras on your vehicle to aid manoeuvring and parking. The front grille camera monitors a 180° area in front of the car that would usually be in your blind spot. The side view monitor displays blind spots diagonally in front of the passenger side of your car, to help when manoeuvring close to an object, navigating narrow roads, passing oncoming cars or parking. To help you judge distances, guidelines overlay all camera images.
A camera mounted on the rear of your Subaru shows the view behind your car, including the area at ground level that’s usually in your blind spot. When you engage reverse gear, the reversing camera displays a colour image, along with guidelines to help you judge distance, to assist with manoeuvring and parking.
High Beam Assist
For the best visibility at night without dazzling traffic ahead of you, High Beam Assist automatically controls the selection of main or dipped beam on your car’s headlights.
Automatic Steering Responsive Headlights
Automatic Steering responsive headlights help maximise visibility. The headlights automatically switch on as darkness is detected. They also track ahead as you turn, moving your car’s headlight beams left or right as you steer into a bend.
Vehicle Dynamics Control System
Vehicle Dynamics Control uses an array of sensors to monitor and analyse if your vehicle is following your intended course. If your car approaches the limits of stability while cornering or avoiding an obstacle, the AWD torque distribution, engine output and brakes at each wheel are adjusted to help keep you on course.
Active Torque Vectoring
When cornering, Active Torque Vectoring applies the brakes on your vehicle, delivering less torque to the inside wheels and more torque to the outside wheels, to further enhance handling.
Subaru cars are designed to offer commanding perspective with optimal front and rear visibility. Blind spots are kept to a minimum, with well-positioned A-pillars and integrated partition windows. The side mirrors are also placed onto the door panels to ensure a wide, open field of view.
Passive safety systems
Our all-round passive safety systems include:
Subaru Global Platform
The Subaru Global Platform (SGP) is the underlying platform that underpins the next generation of Subaru vehicles (Forester, XV and Impreza). It increases the car’s body strength by 40%. In the event of a collision, the frame can absorb and safely dissipate more energy. The new frame design also improves energy dispersal, directing more energy safely beneath the seating compartment.
In the event of a collision, the low-mounted engine and gearbox are designed to both absorb the impact and drop safely below the passenger compartment, protecting occupants’ legs. To allow for this movement, the cradle securing the engine is engineered to collapse, allowing the engine to slide downwards.
Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame
Our ring-shaped reinforcement frame strengthens the passenger cabin from the roof to the doors, pillars and floor. This design helps to divert and dissipate impact energy away from the occupants in a collision. It also contributes to strengthening and lightening the chassis, leading to greater, reinforced protection.
A series of front, front side, curtain and knee SRS airbags give passengers a higher level of protection in the event of a collision.
Whiplash-reducing front seats
The front seats of our cars use rigid frames, firm headrests and features such as energy-absorbing mounts for the inner seat springs to help reduce the chance of whiplash in the event of a rear collision.
Seatbelts with pretensioners
In the event of a collision, height-adjustable front seatbelts feature pretensioners to hold passengers firmly in place, while load-limiters help protect the chest from undue forces.
ISOFIX Adapted Child Seat Anchors
ISOFIX is the international standard for the attachment points that secure a child’s car seat into a vehicle. Your Subaru comes with this anchoring system fitted as standard, giving you peace of mind that you can quickly and safely secure an ISOFIX-compliant child’s seat into the rear passenger seats of your vehicle.
Please check model specification for feature availability/details. Model shown may not reflect UK specification. The driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving and observance of traffic regulations. There are limitations to the recognition features of Subaru’s safety technology. See Owner’s Manual for complete details on system operation and limitations. SRS: Supplemental Restraint System. Must be used with seatbelts.