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May 15, 2022

2022 Forester Joins Rest Of Subaru Line-Up With Highest Possible Safety Rating

The 2022 Subaru Forester once again nabs the US-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)’s highest accolade with a Top Safety Pick+. This marks the 16th consecutive year the Forester has earned the Top Safety Pick rating.

Refreshed for 2022, the Forester now comes equipped with Subaru’s latest EyeSight driver assist system. EyeSight 4.0 now covers even more traffic scenarios such as intersections thanks to its stereo cameras with double the coverage. With this, the Forester is now able to detect obstacles not just at its own lane, but at neighboring lanes as well. It also achieves Level 2 autonomous driving.

This has helped the Forester unlock more features: Autonomous Emergency Steering, Lane Centering Function, and Lane Departure Prevention. Moreover, the Pre-Collision Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control functions have been improved.

Further increasing safety, the Forester now comes with a Driver Monitoring System. Using an infrared camera and facial recognition technology, it detects if a driver is distracted or drowsy. It also remembers the unique settings of up to five drivers for their seat and door mirror positions to even the climate control settings. It automatically adjusts them for each upon facial recognition. The system also unlocks gesture controls for the climate control system as well.

Completing the safety package, the 2022 Forester also has the Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection System (SRVD) as well as Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB), and High Beam Assist (HBA).

The Forester joins pretty much the rest of the Subaru line-up—the XV, BRZ, Outback, and Ascent in receiving a Top Safety Pick+ award.

To earn a 2022 Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ award, vehicles must receive ‘Good’ ratings in each of IIHS’s six crashworthiness evaluations; ‘Good’ or ‘Acceptable’ headlight ratings, and available front crash prevention that achieves “Advanced” or “Superior” ratings in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. The ‘Plus’ is awarded to models that come exclusively with ‘Good’ or ‘Acceptable’ headlights.


  1. Pangmatibayan talaga ang Subaru vehicles. Mahal nga lang.

    1. Wtf are u smoking. Dami issues ng subaru ngayon

    2. Most say Subarus are unreliable way past 80,000 kms.

    3. I see Subarus survive 300,000 kms, no major problems


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