It’s Your Road.
Knowing the importance of all that’s aboard, the Outback does a lot to protect you and your passengers with high-quality safety systems like seven SRS*(1) airbags...
5-Star Euro NCAP Rating
The Outback has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating in the latest round of Euro NCAP (The European New Car Assessment Programme) safety performance test.
Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frames
The Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frames strengthen 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.
We adjusted the frame to increase your visibility and decrease your blind spot area. We also installed front quarter windows with door-mounted side mirrors to reduce the front blind spot for increased forward visibility.
Vehicle Dynamics Control System
Vehicle Dynamics Control System monitors and analyses if the vehicle is following the driver’s intended course via an array of sensors. If a tyre slips or a high speed turns the vehicles off its intended path, the AWD torque distribution, engine output and brakes at each wheel are adjusted to assist in keeping the vehicle on course.
Active Torque Vectoring
When cornering, Active Torque Vectoring applies the brakes and distributes less torque to the inside wheels and more torque to the outside wheels. It helps make a sharp turn and handling more precise. In combination with Vehicle Dynamics Control System, it helps to keep you out of harm’s way, granting you a comforting sense of security.
Seats, Seatbelts and SRS* Airbags
Standard on the Outback are front SRS* airbags, plus front-side SRS* airbags, curtain SRS* airbags and knee SRS* airbags. Height-adjustable front seatbelts feature pretensioners to hold passengers firmly in place, and load limiters that ease peak forces to the chest.
Every Subaru goes above and beyond common practice when it comes to your safety. In the event of a head-on collision, your Outback’s SUBARU BOXER engine and gearbox are designed to avoid moving into the cabin for your protection.
SUBARU’s World-leading Driver Assist Technology
At Subaru, we believe in ALL-AROUND SAFETY and an important part of that is pre-collision safety, making sincere efforts to ensure an accident never happens. That’s why we created EyeSight*(1), Subaru’s cutting-edge driving support system. Like a second pair of eyes for the road ahead, EyeSight uses two stereo cameras capturing three-dimensional colour images with excellent image recognition, nearly as capable as the human
eye. Using images from both cameras to precisely determine the shape, speed and distance, it not only detects vehicles, but also motorbikes, bicycles and pedestrians.*(2) When spotting potential danger, it warns the driver and even applies the brakes if necessary, to help avoid an accident. With improved safety performance like this, EyeSight reduces the burden on the driver and enhances your sense of security in the Outback.
Lead Vehicle Start Alert
When you're at a stop and EyeSight senses that traffic has started moving again, Lead Vehicle Start Alert prompts the driver to take action with a buzzer and a flashing indicator.
Pre-collision Throttle Management
When EyeSight sees an obstacle in front of you and you put the vehicle in drive instead of reverse, Pre-collision Throttle Management sounds several short beeps, turns on a flashing indicator and cuts the engine output to help you avoid a frontal collision.
Pre-collision Steering Assist
When it spots a potential frontal impact, Pre-collision Steering Assist helps drivers make a sharp turn to avoid a collision.
*(2) As EyeSight can detect only objects of more than 1 metre above the ground, children measuring less than 1 metre in height are not sensed. There may be cases when detection is not possible depending on a variety of conditions.
*(3) Pre-collision Braking System may not work in all situations. Depending on the speed difference from objects, the object's height and other conditions, every situation may not meet the necessary conditions for EyeSight to work optimally.