Subaru has a rep for making tough, handsome vehicles that can take many beatings and keep on keeping. Outback and Forester are legends among the off-road and adventurers in Madison, WI. It's no wonder Subaru's fleet earned nine 2020 IIHS awards. Our Don Miller Subaru West team got the entire scoop directly from Subaru. Here's a list of the winners, what they won, and why.

Winners of the IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

Ascent, Crosstrek, Impreza sedan, and five-door, and WRX won the 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick Award. To win this award, vehicles must earn a minimum rating of Good on all IIHS crash tests: headlight performance and front crash.

The front crash test entails two sub-category front crash tests: vehicle/vehicle and vehicle/pedestrian. For IIHS Top Safety Pick Award eligibility, headlight performance is the only category where a rating of Acceptable or Good is permitted.

For 2020, the IIHS's battery of tests included a new one: the passenger-side overlap front tests. Contenders for the award need to earn a rating of Good on this test as well.

Winner of the IIHS Top Safety Pick + Award

Crosstrek Hybrid, Forester, Legacy, and Outback earned the 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick Award. Receiving this award compels automakers to create vehicles that excel in nearly every IIHS category regarding travel on roads in Middletown or unpaved roads in rural areas.

Award winners must score a base rating of Good on all tests. For front crash prevention in the vehicle/vehicle and vehicle/pedestrian categories, each vehicle needs a minimum rating of Advanced or Superior.

The only exception is the headlight performance rating. Top Safety Pick + Award winners can have a Good rating for headlight performance, but the corresponding headlight type must be standard on all trim levels and not just an option on certain trims.

In some instances, IIHS cited specific safety features that were present on vehicles tested. Said features, such as Subaru EyeSight, gave those vehicles the necessary advanced safety to perform at higher levels on tests.

Subaru's powerful, efficient, safe fleet is best experienced in person at our Subaru dealership near Fitchburg. Visit our dealership serving Verona, WI at your earliest convenience for a fun, informative test drive of any of our new inventory.

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