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2015 Subaru Outback
“The Subaru Outback has been a safety standout for many years, and the 2015 model steps it up with a new generation of Eyesight active safety features—plus the safety of X-Mode when the going gets tough.”
The Outback earns ratings that are, for the most part, just as great as those of the Legacy sedan on which it’s based. And Subaru, just as with the Legacy, makes its EyeSight active-safety package remarkably accessible; you can opt for the IIHS-top-rated system in all but the base model. The Outback gets a slightly lower rating than the Legacy, if you count its four-star federal rollover rating, but that’s determined by geometry, not any lack of emergency handling—and the higher structure might actually aid occupant protection in crashes with taller SUVs.