Last post on Mar 01, 2010 at 6:23 PM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Subaru Forester, Car Safety, Wagon
#2 of 13 Re: Safest Subaru wagon? [ktq]
Jul 10, 2007 (11:57 am)
All of them do quite well, so any differences are minor.
The Forester lacks curtain air bags but the front side air bags protec the front passengers' heads, so only the rear seat passengers are not protected. It managed a Good score from IIHS without them.
The lower-to-the-ground Legacy GT probably handles the best but it's no longer offered as a wagon for 2008. Find a 2007 model, or pick from the other two.
#4 of 13 Subaru Outback IIHS crash test
Jul 10, 2007 (11:23 am)
Does anyone know why there is no Insurance Institute for Highway Safety front/side crash test data available for the Outback?
Has the IIHS ever tested the Outback, perhaps in prior years?
(Note, the IIHS has done rear crash tests on the Outback and it receives a "Good" rating.)
#5 of 13 Re: Subaru Outback IIHS crash test [ktq]
Jul 11, 2007 (9:16 am)
If memeory serves me the OB has received high ratings in the past; one of the reasons I upgraded.
#7 of 13 Is Subaru VDC slow to react?
Jul 04, 2007 (6:14 pm)
I read that in the Subaru Outback, the Vehicle Dynamics Control system is "slow to react". Does anyone know whether, if true, this negates the safety aspect supposedly provided by VDC? How important is VDC anyway in this type of car? Any help understanding this is appreciated.
#8 of 13 Re: Is Subaru VDC slow to react? [jaffee]
Jul 04, 2007 (11:49 pm)
VDC is supposed to be the most effective safety feature you can get on any car.
don't know about how quick it reacts but a few years ago when the Subaru Outback VDC first appeared C & D did a test of AWD cars with stability control. The Subaru was the only one they could not put in the snowbank, unlike the BMW, VW and Audi.
#9 of 13 Re: Is Subaru VDC slow to react? [cptplt]
Jul 05, 2007 (4:10 am)
I have VDC on my Armada and I'm not sure how quick it is to react, however it is not as intrusive in spirited driving as other stability control systems I've driven. It works behind the scenes and you barely know it's there.
#10 of 13 Re: Is Subaru VDC slow to react? [cptplt]
Jul 05, 2007 (9:55 am)
Yeah, I remember that article. Indeed, the Subaru was the only car they didn't wreck in that article.
So apparently it's effective enough to keep those clowns off the walls.
#11 of 13 2010 Subaru Outback Legacy safety issues
Dec 16, 2009 (3:50 pm)
I was going to start a new thread on this but decided that this thread addressed the basic issues and there are more than enough threads.
2010 Subaru Outback. There is a potential safety problem with the molding on the lower left side at the base of the driver's seat that can catch the heel of the driver as he/she exits the vehicle. I'm not a clumsy person or one that ever falls but it almost got me as I exited our Outback today. It could have been a bad fall. Subaru needs to redesign it so it sheds instead of catches, for both sides of the vehicle.
Hopefully Subaru reads this stuff.