Subaru Tops Teen Driver Recommendations

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Seven Subaru vehicles have been recommended by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Consumer Reports for teen drivers. These recommendations include both new and used models, highlighting Subaru’s commitment to safety and reliability.

Key Highlights:

  • Seven Subaru vehicles recommended by IIHS and Consumer Reports.
  • Three new 2024 models made the list.
  • Legacy and Forester earned top spots for used vehicles.
  • Consumer Reports ranks Subaru as the best mainstream automotive brand.
  • Subaru has more IIHS TSP+ awards than any other brand since 2013.

Subaru of America, Inc. announced that seven of its vehicles have been recommended by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Consumer Reports for both new and used vehicles suitable for teen drivers.

Families seeking a safe and practical vehicle for young drivers can choose among 58 used and 22 new vehicles recommended by IIHS and Consumer Reports. The recommendations are based on comprehensive evaluations, including vehicle type, size, reliability, emergency handling, braking distance performance, and safety ratings.

New Vehicle Recommendations: All recommended new vehicles are 2024 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners, demonstrating excellent performance in various crash tests, pedestrian crash prevention, and headlight ratings. Additionally, these vehicles scored well in Consumer Reports evaluations for reliability, emergency handling, braking distance, and ease of use of controls.

Used Vehicle Recommendations: IIHS and Consumer Reports split their recommendations into “Best” and “Good” lists. Subaru secured multiple positions on both lists. All recommended used vehicles have good or acceptable ratings in key IIHS tests and strong marks for braking, handling, and reliability from Consumer Reports. The “Best” list vehicles also include standard automatic emergency braking (AEB).

Recommended New Vehicles (2024 Model Year):

  • Subaru Ascent
  • Subaru Impreza
  • Subaru Outback

Recommended Used Vehicles: Best Choice:

  • Subaru Legacy (2019)
  • Subaru Forester (2021 or newer)

Recommended Used Vehicles: Good Choice:

  • Subaru Impreza sedan or 5-door (2019-2020)
  • Subaru Legacy (2017-2018)

Jeff Walters, President and Chief Operating Officer of Subaru of America, Inc., stated, “We are thrilled to have seven of our vehicles recommended for teen drivers by IIHS and Consumer Reports this year. Subaru takes great pride in its commitment to safety and consistently strives to deliver vehicles that offer outstanding protection and reliability for drivers of all ages. The recognition from IIHS and Consumer Reports further validates Subaru’s dedication to producing vehicles that prioritize the well-being of every occupant.”

Consumer Reports ranks Subaru as the best mainstream automotive brand, with the Ascent, Impreza, and Outback among the recommended models. Since 2013, Subaru has received a cumulative total of 71 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards, more than any other brand.

For more information about the 2024 Teen Driver Vehicle Recommendations, please visit IIHS.

About Subaru of America, Inc.: Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA), a subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan, is headquartered in Camden, N.J. The company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts, and accessories through more than 630 retailers across the United States. Committed to environmental stewardship, all Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill plants. The company is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, emphasizing community support and respect. Over the past 20 years, SOA and the SOA Foundation have donated more than $300 million to various causes, with employees logging nearly 88,000 volunteer hours. Subaru’s mission is to positively impact the world, driven by the belief that it is the right thing to do.

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