At Sewell Subaru, we are thrilled to announce that the Subaru Ascent has earned a top rating in the new IIHS side-impact test. This updated test from the IIHS, also known as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, saw 18 current midsize SUVs attempt to earn top ratings. The Subaru Ascent came out with the highest possible rating, proving Subaru's commitment to providing customers with highly reliable vehicles.

A New Test

While this new test is not completely new, it has been updated for the foreseeable future. Both the original and the new version of this test focus on replicating a crash between two crossing vehicles at an intersection. The crash is simulated using a heavy barrier, which acts as the striking vehicle. This bar is now heavier, clocking in at 4,200 pounds, which is more accurate to the weight of most midsize SUVs.

This new test helps raise the safety standard across the board. This also allows drivers to remain confident in their chosen Subaru vehicle.

Great Marks Across the Board

The Subaru Ascent performed well in this updated test. However, this is only the beginning. The Subaru Ascent has performed well across the board in the IIHS test, earning itself a Top Safety Pick+ earlier this year. If safety is your main selling point, there is none safer than the Subaru Ascent.

Choose the Subaru Ascent from Sewell Subaru

Having the chance to provide our customers with the safety-conscious vehicles they deserve is an honor at Sewell Subaru. As you are our top priority, we want nothing less than the best for you. Visit us today to see our new Subaru inventory. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

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