EyeSite Crash Prevention System Boosts 2016 Subaru WRX to Top Safety Pick+

EyeSite Crash Prevention System Boosts 2016 Subaru WRX to Top Safety Pick+
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September 21, 2015

The addition of an optional front crash prevention system helped boost the 2016 Subaru WRX from an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick to a Top Safety Pick+.

The optional EyeSight system is the only significant change to the redesigned car and like the 2015 model, the latest model received good ratings in all five of the IIHS' crashworthiness tests.

According to the IIHS, the EyeSight system helped the car avoid collisions in track tests at 12 and 25 mph. The system also includes a forward collision warning that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) criteria.

To qualify for Top Safety Pick, vehicles must earn good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, plus a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap test.

For Top Safety Pick+, vehicles also need an available front crash system with an advanced or superior rating.