Subaru Safety Systems, Design & Information provided by Capitol Subaru

Automotive safety has come a long way since the days when seatbelts were optional. Even with such advanced safety systems like anti-lock brakes, traction control, and airbags now being required for every new car made for the US market, Subaru still manages to stand above the industry in terms of safety. What makes Subaru cars and SUVs so safe? That's what we look at in the information below. To learn more about the advanced safety only found behind the Subaru badge, swing by our dealership in Salem, OR.

The Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame

It starts at the drawing board before metal is ever welded together. Every Subaru has been exhaustively engineered to protect its occupants first. Consider an arch. It's been used throughout architectural history because its ability to redistribute weight is unmet by virtually any other shape. A similar principle is at play with the ring-shaped reinforcement frame that every Subaru is built around. Not only is this frame especially strong thanks to advanced alloys and metals, but it's also designed to absorb and redistribute impact energy around and away from the passenger compartment.

In the event of a front-end collision, the heavy engine block poses a real safety risk as it can be sent with some force towards you. That's where the flat Subaru BOXER® engine provides another distinct advantage. It's already sitting low in the vehicle, and sophisticated mounts send the engine down and under the passenger compartment. It's one more way Subaru engineering is centered on safety.

Improved Visibility

With other car manufacturers, you'll likely find that better headlights are a costly upgrade. Subaru, however, understands that headlights and visibility is an important part of safety. That's why more Subaru models than ever now come totally standard with LED Steering Responsive Headlights and High Beam Assist making it easier for you to see the road and for other drivers to see you.

Subaru LED Steering-Responsive Headlights quite literally help you see around corners in the dark. They do this by turning in the same direction as the steering wheel instead of straight ahead like traditional fixed headlights. High Beam Assist provides the additional visibility from your high Beams without blinding other drivers. When the system detects oncoming headlights, it will automatically turn off the high beams and then turn them back on again once the oncoming vehicle has passed. With such improved visibility, you'll be better equipped to avoid danger on the road.

Visit Capitol Subaru To Learn More In Salem, OR

By now, you've probably heard that we do things Your Way on the Parkway at Capitol Subaru, and Subaru engineering information like this page is just the beginning. We recently opened our new Subaru store, which is the third-largest in the nation. Even if you just bring your furry best friend over to check out our new dog park, we invite you to swing by. You'll also find a mile-long walking path around our eight-acre lake, and we'll even wash your car for free when you get anything done at our service department. Come discover a better dealership experience at Capitol Subaru in Salem, OR.

Capitol Subaru of Salem

920 Auto Group Ave NE
Directions Salem, OR 97301

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