Subaru remains only manufacturer with IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK Winners for All Models
CHERRY HILL, N.J., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that for the third consecutive year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has recognized it as the only manufacturer with a 2012 TOP SAFETY PICK winner for all models. The all-new 36 mpg 2012 Impreza, the most fuel-efficient all-wheel drive vehicle in America, was awarded in the "Small Car" category.
"Subaru once again has a TOP SAFETY PICK winner for all models," said IIHS president Adrian Lund. "It's tough to win, and we commend auto manufacturers for making safety a top priority."
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Subaru's score of 75, two points higher than last year, reflects better test scores for such redesigned models as the Impreza, Legacy, and Outback over the last few years. The 2012 Impreza, which we just tested, now tops the small-sedan class and is our Top Pick in that category.
Subaru's average road-test score of 82 is the highest in our analysis. Moreover, all of Subaru's models now have at least average reliability, thanks to fewer problems with the sporty Impreza WRX.
#1 Residual Value Brand in the Industry as rated by ALG
Recognizing that residual values are a widely used measure of brand health and vehicle quality, ALG honors those vehicles in each segment predicted to retain the highest percentage of their original price after a three year period.
Subaru of America won the Mainstream Brand Residual Value Award, keeping the top spot for the third year in a row.
Two Subaru models also received individual segment awards: the Legacy (in the Midsize Car category) and the Outback (Midsize Utility Vehicle).