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2016 Subaru Outback shown
2016 Subaru Outback shown

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G
Small overlap front:
Driver-side

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G

G
Moderate overlap front

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G

G
Side

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G

G
Roof strength

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 3,455 lbs
Peak force 18,533 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.36
Tested vehicle
Rating applies to both the Subaru Legacy (tested) and the structurally similar Subaru Outback.
2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 4-door 4wd

G
Head restraints & seats
Power cloth seat

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G

Superior Front crash prevention

  • Optional EyeSight
  • Optional EyeSight
Overall Evaluation
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
6 points total
This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point
In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points
In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
3 points

A
Headlights

Ratings are given for 4 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
  • 3.6R Limited trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
No
Overall rating
A
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve and fair on the sharp right and both left curves.


  • 2.5i Touring trim
  • 3.6R Limited trim equipped with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology package
  • 3.6R Touring trim
  • 2.5i Limited trim equipped with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
Yes
Overall rating
A
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve and fair on the sharp right and both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on the gradual right curve.


  • 2.5i Premium trim equipped with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology package
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
Yes
Overall rating
P
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit Some glare

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was fair on the sharp right and sharp left curves and inadequate on the gradual right and gradual left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right and gradual left curves and inadequate on the sharp right and sharp left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on both right curves.


  • 2.5i trim
  • 2.5i Premium trim
  • 2.5i Limited trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
No
Overall rating
P
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination Some glare

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right and gradual left curves and inadequate on the sharp right and sharp left curves.


M
Child seat anchors (LATCH)
ease of use

3.6R Limited — leather seats

1 2 3
Good
No hardware available
Acceptable
Tether anchor
Marginal
Lower anchors
Poor
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Overall evaluation
M
1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
Can be borrowed from 1 and 3
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors

Other safety features

  • Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
  • Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
  • Seat cushion airbags: separate airbags in the forward portion of the driver and passenger seat cushions to prevent occupants from sliding under the seat belts
  • Electronic stability control
  • Antilock brakes
  • Daytime running lights