Highly respected and deserving of the title as one of the safest SUVs available on the market, the wagon-like 2015 Subaru Forester has exceeded all expectations in the category of safety. In fact, the 2015 Forester has been recognized as the only small SUV to be awarded the highest score possible, Top Safety Pick+, by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The praise of safety features doesn’t end there considering the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the Forester a five-star overall rating.
Each year, Subaru continues to improve, paying special attention to safety advancements, and the safety features of the 2015 Subaru Forester have trumped all competitors. Beginning with standard features, all 2015 Foresters come assembled with a rearview camera. This is in addition to the combination of symmetrical all-wheel drive, the Subaru boxer engine, and smart braking system. The sequence of these standard features work seamlessly to help the driver remain in control despite inclement weather or unpredictable nearby vehicles.
Active Safety Features of the 2015 Forester
Active safety features are designed to do exactly what their names suggests, be actively aware and interacting with the driver at all times, seeing as driving conditions never remain constant. EyeSight is the incorporation of pre-collision braking, pre-collision throttle management, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure and sway warning.
Through the use of two cameras mounted on either side of the rearview mirror, EyeSight is able to monitor and gauge traffic flow around you; should a problem arise, visual and auditory signals will flash and sound. Pre-collision braking helps apply brake pressure if you do not push hard enough, and can fully brake if need be. As for pre-collision throttle management, this works in cases where the stopped vehicle ahead of you begins moving and suddenly stops moments after you began accelerating as well. Pre-collision is able to read the scenario, and prevent you from rear-ending the vehicle or being jolted back and forth due to the sudden need to stop.
For highway driving, or any speeds exceeding 25 mph, adaptive cruise control can be applied, maintaining a constant pace even if vehicles around you speed up, slow down, or come to a complete standstill. As for the fourth feature of EyeSight, lane departure and sway warning doesn’t steer the vehicle for you, but does alert you should the vehicle drift from the lanes or veer into oncoming traffic.
Experience the Confidence and Control of Subaru
With unforeseen weather, construction, and unpredictable drivers, conditions can quickly become hazardous, and safety features such as Subaru EyeSight help to prepare and protect drivers. In the event of an accident, the ring-shaped reinforcement frame of the 2015 Forester is made of high-strength steel to absorb and redirect impact while the seven standard airbags protect front and rear seat passengers alike.
Trust that your friends and family members are protected when riding in the 2015 Subaru Forester while you experience the confidence and control behind the wheel. Discover what Subaru has to offer first hand and how the active-safety features assist you in numerous circumstances.