2014 Subaru Forester Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Award
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The 2014 Subaru Forester, a small SUV, has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Top Safety Pick designation.

Top Safety Pick recognizes vehicles that earn good ratings in four Institute crash tests: moderate overlap front, side, rollover and rear.

Redesigned for the 2014 model year, the Subaru Forester joins the previous generation model as a Top Safety Pick award winner.

The Institute will release results of how small SUVs, including the 2014 Forester, performed in the new small overlap frontal crash test later this spring.

This new overlap test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole.