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Subaru Outback earns IIHS Superior rating

Rear crash prevention-rating program evaluates technologies and functions for their ability to prevent crashes


May 28, 2018
The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press

From the April 2018 print edition

Subaru’s reverse automatic braking (RAB) feature has landed praise in a new rear crash prevention-rating program introduced by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Outback, when equipped with RAB, was named a top performer, earning a Superior rating from the IIHS, the auto company said.

Launched to help buyers identify vehicles with technology that can mitigate or prevent low-speed reverse collisions, the rear crash prevention-rating program evaluates several technologies and functions for their ability to prevent crashes. The Outback was one of six vehicles to have their RAB systems evaluated and one of two to earn a Superior rating.