November 3, 2004

2005 Subaru Outback earns 5-star crash rating

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that the 2005 Subaru Outback earned the highest rating in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash tests.

The new Subaru Outback received 5 stars in both the frontal and side-impact crash tests for both the driver and passenger seating positions.

“We are delighted by the performance of the all-new Subaru Outback in the NCAP crash tests,” said Norio Osakabe, president, chairman and CEO of Subaru Canada, “Safety is a top priority for Subaru and an absolute requirement for any manufacturer that aims to be a premium brand in the marketplace.”

The NCAP crash tests are conducted at speeds higher than required by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for both side impacts at 38.5 miles per hour (63 km/hr) and full frontal barrier impacts at 35 miles per hour (56 km/hr). The tests are done to compare vehicles for the NHTSA Consumer Information Program and the results can be found at

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