All-new Subaru Outback awarded 5* EuroNCAP rating

8th September 2021 – Subaru UK, announced today that the all-new Outback (European specification) has achieved the maximum five-star overall rating in the 2021 European New Car Assessment Programme (EuroNCAP). The Outback registered scores in all four-assessment areas (Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Vulnerable Road Users, Safety Assist) that stand comfortably above the minimum threshold required. It also totalled a noticeably high overall average score.

The all-new Outback attained the highest score ever achieved by a Subaru vehicle in both Safety Assist*2 and Vulnerable Road Users*3, corresponding to the highest score across all vehicle classes according to the latest applicable test. It also registered the highest marks in the Child Occupant Protection test across its class of Large Family car, according to the latest test protocols*4.

These results reflect Subaru’s reputation for building vehicles engineered to deliver the highest levels of safety. The all-new Outback features the latest generation EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, Subaru’s stereo camera prevention collision system, with an expanded, nearly doubled angle view range. The new image recognition software is now available with 11 standard safety functions: Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering Function, Emergency Lane Keep Assist, Speed Sign Recognition with Intelligent Speed Limiter, Lane Departure Warning with steering wheel vibration, Lane Departure Prevention (also recognizing dividing line such as grass and road edge) and Pre-Collision Braking System with expanded support for collision avoidance at intersections.

Outback’s safety equipment suite includes Reverse Automatic braking, Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection, Rear Seat Reminder, and Multi View Monitors: Front View / Rear View / Side View Monitors, for a safer drive that reduces vehicle blind spots.

Outback also features Subaru’s Driver Monitoring System, Subaru’s face recognition technology that alerts the driver when feeling fatigued or distracted while driving.

The all-new Outback is built on the Subaru Global Platform; the amount of high-tensile steel panel materials was increased, allowing for a lighter body as well as improved protection in frontal, side and rear end collisions by + 40%, and offering enhanced energy absorption efficiency and impact load transmission. The body has been substantially strengthened with a new structural frame (full inner frame structure) and an addition of beams and sub frames, further enhancing the all-new Outback top level collision safety performance.


*: An independent agency composed of European governments and European motoring and consumer organizations
*1: On the models tested between 2009-2021

*2: Subaru Outback Safety Assist score: 95% of latest Euro NCAP assessment Protocol (2020-2022) according to the latest applicable Safety Assist test

*3: Subaru Outback Vulnerable Road Users Protection score: 84% of latest Euro NCAP assessment Protocol (2020-2022), registering the highest score across all vehicle classes tested so far according to latest applicable Protocol Vulnerable Road Users test

*4: Subaru Outback Child Occupant Protection score: 89% of latest Euro NCAP assessment Protocol (2020-2022), registering the highest score tested so far across its class of Large Family car according to latest applicable Protocol Child Occupant Protection test.