Safety history

Our commitment to safety goes back to the 1960s, when we were the first Japanese auto manufacturer to conduct its own crash testing. In 2008, we introduced the world’s first camera-based driver assistance technology, called EyeSight. EyeSight is today, award-winning driver assist technology. The cutting-edge technology monitors the road ahead, recognising potentially dangerous driving situations and assisting the driver to reduce accidents or completely avoid them. The system does this by detecting the presence of vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and other potential hazards up to 110m in front of it. If it identifies anything that might be of danger, it warns the driver audibly, urging them to take action and even brake if necessary.


pre-collision braking system

Seven Airbags Standard

Dual front airbags are met by side airbags for each front seat, as well as curtain airbags that run the full length of the cabin on each side of the vehicle. Elevating the safety of Subaru vehicles one step further, a crucial driver’s knee airbag is also included to minimise injury to the driver’s knees, in the event of a frontal impact.

Ring Shaped Reinforcement

Ring-shaped reinforcement frames form a hardened skeleton from roof to door and pillar to floor. This creates a safe area with in the cabin, diverting the force of any impact away from passengers. If there’s a crash, the low-mounted position of the engine makes it more likely to slide safely beneath the floor – keeping passengers out of harm’s way. It’s a bit like a roll cage in a motorsport vehicle.

Lower Positioned Boxer Engine

If a severe frontal collision occurs, the Boxer engine will slide below the cabin – not through it. Its rearward movement and contact with the road surface also absorbs more impact energy, which contributes to the crumple zone action and further reduces the risk of injury.

Reverse Automatic Braking

Reverse Automatic Braking will sense and alert you if it detects you are about to hit something behind you. And now it will even apply the brakes in the event that you don’t.

Reverse Automatic Braking

Blind Spot Monitor with Lane Change Assist

If a vehicle is in your blind spot, a light symbol in your side mirror lights up – on either side of the car – to let you know. If you’re changing lanes and a fast-approaching vehicle is behind you, a light symbol will warn you of its presence.

Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)

You can never predict what’s up ahead, whether you’re in suburban streets or extreme ‘outback’ conditions. That’s why we’ve developed an electronic driver assist system called VDC. Featuring a range of stability and braking technologies, VDC steps in to help prevent accidents. VDC contains an array of sensors that constantly analyse and assess conditions, and take action when needed.



At Subaru, safety is everything. Our commitment to safety goes back to the1960s, when we were the first Japanese auto manufacturer to conduct its own crash testing. There’s safe, and then there’s Subaru Safe.


All Subaru vehicles are engineered with a core DNA that enables us to build cars like no others on the road. It’s what makes a Subaru a Subaru.


It’s easy to spot a Subaru. Dynamic x Solid design. The world’s only front-mounted horizontally opposed engine behind the hexagonal grille, based on nature’s most stable shape. Combined with the signature six-star design sets Subaru apart.