The 2014 Subaru Forester was named one of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Top Safety Picks. With the honor, Subaru became the only manufacturer to earn a top safety pick for every model it builds - an achievement it reached for the fourth straight year.
Part of the reason the automaker performs so well in these tests is because it prioritizes safety and easy auto repair in the design.
"Safety is always top of mind as we aim to inspire confidence and peace of mind on every road, in all conditions," said Shiro Ohta, president of Subaru Canada. "Subaru's ring-shaped reinforcement frame has been proven in more than decade of use. This design provides excellent protection with the structure increasing cabin rigidity and absorbing impact energy from any direction."
According to Automotive World, the small SUV recently underwent a vehicle redesign. While its predecessor was also an award-winning vehicle, the new model is better suited to perform well in all crash tests and continues Subaru's tradition of emphasizing safety. Cars.com reports that once the 2014 Forester undergoes the test for small overlap front crashes - the latest evaluation from the IIHS - the vehicle should also earn the highest honor of Top Safety Pick+.