Safety

2021 Subaru Outback SUV adds safety tech to $27,845 base price

The 2021 Subaru Outback SUV gets new safety features that brings the base price to $27,845. The upgrades lead to a $190 price increase from 2020, including a $40 increase in the mandatory destination charges to $1,050 for 2021.

Following in the mid-size footsteps of the 2021 Subaru Legacy sedan, the Outback adds adaptive LED headlights for better night vision, a rear seat reminder to check for rear occupants, and rear passenger seat belt reminders so all passengers are annoyed until buckled. 

The new standard safety features add to the Outback’s impressive roster of standard driver-assistance features, such as automatic

Read More

2021 Subaru Legacy sedan prices start at $23,820, comes with more standard safety features

The 2021 Subaru Legacy mid-size sedan comes with more standard safety features and a modest price bump of $175 from the 2020 Legacy. The 2021 Legacy starts at $23,820, including a destination fee that increased from $900 in 2020 to $925 for 2021. 

New standard equipment includes adaptive LED headlights, a rear seat reminder, and rear passenger seat belt reminders. Adaptive headlights point in the direction of the steering wheel to see farther ahead in the intended direction at night. The rear seat reminder chimes and flashes a message in the instrument cluster when the car is shut off to

Read More

2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback earns Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS

The 2020 Audi E-Tron Sportback electric crossover SUV earned a Top Safety Pick+ for acing all crash tests and having advanced safety features that rated “Superior,” the IIHS announced Monday. 

New for 2020, the E-Tron Sportback is as much wagon as SUV, though Audi and other German automakers are keen on calling such mashups “four-door coupes.”

Based on the Audi E-Tron SUV launched for 2019 with a 248-mile range, the E-Tron Sportback follows in the safety footsteps of the SUV with “Good” scores on all six crash tests and for its standard LED headlights. The IIHS deemed the vehicles similar

Read More

2021 Subaru Ascent crossover adds more standard safety tech, costs $33,345

Already a top family pick, the 2021 Subaru Ascent three-row crossover announced Friday is aiming for a Top Safety Pick and more.

The automaker announced the 2021 Ascent crossover will add adaptive cruise control and active lane control as standard equipment in addition to its automatic emergency braking. What’s more, all trims of the 2021 Ascent will get standard adaptive LED headlights, which the IIHS rated last year as “Good.” The combination of the Ascent’s top crash-test scores from the IIHS, standard adaptive LED headlights, and automatic emergency braking system that was rated “Superior” last year should qualify the family

Read More