2022 Subaru BRZ gets highest Top Safety Pick+ honor from IIHS

2022 Subaru BRZ

Subaru announced that the 2022 BRZ sports car received the 2022 Top Safety Pick+ recognition from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What feature helped the 2022 Subaru get the 2022 Top Safety Pick+ recognition from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)?

    The technology found in the 2022 Subaru BRZ that helped the model receive the award was the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology.
  • What engine is equipped in the 2022 Subaru BRZ?

    The 2022 Subaru BRZ is powered by a 2.4-liter naturally-aspirated Boxer engine paired to a six-speed manual or automatic slushbox.
  • In a statement, the automotive car manufacturer’s arm in the United States said that the nameplate secured the IIHS top honor due to the EyeSight Driver Assist Technology that now comes as standard equipment on models with an automatic gearbox offering.

    According to Subaru, the 2022 BRZ got the “highest possible rating for all crashworthiness and crash avoidance evaluations.”

    All-new Subaru BRZ

    “Headlights on all models achieved the top rating for their performance. Models equipped with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology earned superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations,” the company explained.

    Aside from the 2022 BRZ, Subaru of America also won several IIHS awards thanks to the models mentioned below:

    • 2022 Top Safety Pick+ winners
    • Ascent (also known as Evoltis; TSP for five straight years)
    • Crosstrek Hybrid (TSP+ for four consecutive years)
    • Legacy (TSP for 17 successive years)
    • Outback (TSP for 14 consecutive years)
    • 2022 Top Safety Pick winners
    • Crosstrek with EyeSight and specific headlights (TSP for 11 straight years)
    • Impreza five-door with EyeSight and specific headlights (TSP for 15 successive years)

    2022 Subaru BRZ

    Subaru explained that the vehicles must have the following ratings to be a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ awardee:

    • “Good” ratings in each of IIHS’ six crashworthiness evaluations
    • “Good” or “Acceptable” headlight ratings
    • Available front crash prevention that achieves “Advanced” or “Superior” ratings in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations

    “We are thrilled the all-new BRZ received a Top Safety Pick + award right out of the gate,” Subaru of America President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Doll was quoted as saying.

     “Our top priority with BRZ is to provide customers with an exciting and engaging sports car with the highest standards in safety,” he added.

    2022 Subaru BRZ Boxer Engine

    The 2022 BRZ is powered by a 2.4-liter naturally-aspirated Boxer engine paired to a six-speed manual or automatic slushbox. The power mill has the capacity to deliver 228 horses.

    Since 2013, Subaru has already received 62 Top Safety Pick+ awards.

    Locally, Motor Image Pilipinas Inc. has officially launched the latest iteration of the BRZ at the 2022 Manila International Auto Show.

    Photos from Subaru, Ruben D. Manahan IV

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