Subaru Forester, Crosstrek Take A Punch In The Gut From The New IIHS Criteria

The 2024 Subaru Forester and 2024 Subaru Crosstrek have faced a setback in their safety ratings due to the new, stricter criteria set by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Both the Forester and Crosstrek missed out on Top Safety Pick+ or Top Safety Pick awards this year.

Despite earning top honors in the past, they fell short in the latest IIHS evaluations.

The new criteria emphasize better protection for back seat passengers and improved pedestrian crash avoidance systems.

Subaru lost eight models overall due to these stringent requirements.

Subaru acknowledges the challenge and commits to updating safety technology to meet the new IIHS standards.

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