The Subaru Forester is a dependable SUV that runs on capable drivetrain and offers lots of safety features.  It was even named a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

To show drivers in Ithaca how it can protect you and your passengers, Maguire Subaru explores all of the Subaru Forester safety ratings.

Interior Safety Features

The interior of the Subaru Forester keeps you safe with seven airbags. The advanced system includes dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags, seat-mounted front side-impact airbags, a driver's knee airbag, and side-curtain airbags with a rollover sensor that covers both rows of seats.

To prevent whiplash and make sure everyone is strapped in tight, there are also standard front seatbelt pretensioners with load limiters. For smaller passengers, the back seats come with Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH).

Driver Assistance Features

There are lots of standard and available features that can help your Subaru Forester avoid an accident. For example, the Rear-Vision Camera uses your infotainment screen to show you what's behind your SUV when you're backing up.

To watch out for the front and sides, there's the EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology system. This uses cameras and sensors to give you more awareness and can prevent accidents with features like:

  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management

On top of EyeSight®, you can add even more safety features, including a Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and a Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. There's even technology that can check on how you're driving. The DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System monitors your drive and can detect when you're distracted or tired. Then, it uses both audio and visual alerts to remind you to focus on the road.

Drivetrain & Capability

For a safe and stable drive in any conditions, the Subaru Forester comes with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and X-MODE®. Together these systems can help your SUV maintain traction on slippery or uneven terrain.

If you're dealing with tough weather, Vehicle Dynamics Control and the Traction Control System have your back. They can detect when any one of your wheels starts slipping and apply the brakes to prevent skidding or help you reestablish traction.

The drivetrain even offers features that will come in handy in specific situations. For example, Hill Descent Control can help you come down from a steep road or trail at a safe, constant speed. If you're towing some extra cargo, Trailer Stability Assist can keep it balanced and in line with your SUV.

Test Drive the Subaru Forester

Contact Maguire Subaru to learn more about the Subaru Forester safety ratings and take a test drive. This versatile SUV offers all-around protection and peace of mind to drivers and families in Ithaca. 

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