The Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame strengthens the passenger cabin from the roof to the doors, pillars and floor. This design helps to divert and dissipate impact energy away from the occupants in a collision. It also contributes to strengthening and lightening the chassis, leading to greater, reinforced protection.
Vehicle Dynamics Control System monitors and analyses if the vehicle is following the driver's intended course via an array of sensors. If a tyre slips or a high-speed turns the vehicles off its intended path, the AWD torque distribution, engine output and brakes at each wheel are adjusted to assist in keeping the vehicle on course.
When cornering, Active Torque Vectoring applies the brakes and distributes less torque to the inside wheels and more torque to the outside wheels. It helps make a sharp turn and handling more precise. In combination with Vehicle Dynamics Control System, it helps to keep you out of harm's way, granting you a comforting sense of security.
For increased awareness and visibility, the Advanced Safety Package includes two innovative new features - High Beam Assist (HBA) and Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection (SRVD). HBA can automatically toggle between high and low beams depending on road conditions such as speed and oncoming traffic, enhancing visibility for you, and other drivers as well. SRVD uses sensors placed around the vehicle to alert you of vehicles in your rear blind spots for safer lane changes, and can also warn you of potential collision danger, whilst driving in reverse into a street with cross traffic.
Standard on the Outback are front SRS (*1) airbags, front-side SRS (*1) airbags, curtain SRS (*1) airbags and knee SRS (*1) airbags. Height-adjustable front seatbelts feature pretensioners to hold passengers firmly in place, and load limiters that ease peak forces to the chest.
EyeSight doesn't only maintain the speed the driver sets as traditional cruise control does. When it senses a vehicle in front, Adaptive Cruise Control adjusts the speed to keep a set distance from the lead vehicle by monitoring the distance and the difference of the speed. It adjusts the engine, transmission and brake to keep your speed in line with the traffic flow in a wide range approximately from 0km/h to 180km/h. Designed for use on freeways, highways and similar roads, Adaptive Cruise Control actually detects a lead vehicle and its brake lamps and can help keep pace in stop-and-go highway traffic for you, a comfort and convenience on long drives.
When you are distracted by fatigue and are wandering or drifting in a lane, Lane Sway Warning helps you stay alert with a buzzer and a flashing indicator. However, Lane Sway Warning only activates at speeds of approximately 60 km/h or more. When travelling at speeds of approximately 50 km/h or more and you accidentally drift to the edge of your lane and begin to depart your lane without signaling, Lane Departure Warning warns you with a buzzer and a flashing indicator before you leave your lane.
When it senses an impending collision with a vehicle or other obstacle in front, the Pre-collision Braking System can warn the driver with a buzzer and a light on your dash. If the driver still does not take evasive action to avoid the collision, the system can automatically apply the brakes to reduce any impact, or if possible, prevent the collision as well. If the driver takes evasive action to avoid a collision, Pre-Collision Brake Assist can act to aide the driver in preventing the collision.