Subaru of America, Inc. announced on Friday that the 2018 Crosstrek and WRX, when equipped with optional EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, received the 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK award and when equipped with both EyeSight and LED Steering Responsive Headlights, received the 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The 2018 Crosstrek and WRX received the 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK award by achieving the highest possible rating of "Good" in the IIHS crashworthiness evaluations of front small overlap, front moderate overlap, side impact, roof crush, and rear impact as well as EyeSight receiving a "Superior" rating in the Institute's front crash prevention testing. The Crosstrek is an IIHS Top Safety Pick for six years running (2012-2017) and WRX for three years running (2015-2017).
Now all 2018 Subaru models with EyeSight and LED Steering Responsive Headlights received the highest possible 2017 safety rating from IIHS. The Crosstrek and WRX join Forester, Impreza, Legacy and Outback with this prestigious honor.
"Subaru is committed to developing the highest safety standards for our vehicles," said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc., "and receiving the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award for all our 2018 models equipped with EyeSight and LED Steering Responsive Headlights proves this commitment to our customers."
The all-new 2018 Crosstrek combines a bold new design with a new and highly capable chassis for versatility in both off-road and city driving with a starting price of $21,795.
The rally-bred WRX is powered by a 268 hp 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer four-cylinder engine and has a starting price of $26,995.
Both vehicles received the Top Safety Pick+ award when equipped with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and LED Steering Responsive Headlights
Both vehicles received the Top Safety Pick award and a 'Superior' rating in front crash prevention when equipped with EyeSight
Crosstrek is an IIHS Top Safety Pick for six years running
WRX is an IIHS Top Safety Pick for three years running