Subaru All-Around Safety

When your car gives you peace of mind, life becomes more enjoyable. That’s why at Subaru, safety comes first. Originally rooted in aircraft manufacturing, Subaru continues its ‘people first’ policy by fine-tuning, testing, and retesting its advanced safety features, developed over 50 years. With the latest in collision protection/avoidance systems and unique technologies like Subaru Global Platform and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Subaru continuously strives to improve All-Around Safety to envision an accident-free future.

Primary Safety

Primary Safety begins at the underlying design stage. Outstanding visibility, optimal driving position, and intuitive controls help keep you safe from the moment you enter your vehicle.

Visibility in all directions

Optimal driving position, window heights, and carefully arranged pillars provide excellent visibility in all directions to reduce blind spots, letting you easily check your surroundings.

Active Safety

Thanks to technologies like Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and SGP, Active Safety allows precise control of your vehicle by fine-tuning the basic elements of driving—driving, turning, braking—so you can enjoy each drive with peace of mind.

Hazard Avoidance

Made possible by the SGP, the lower centre of gravity design, enhanced suspension system, and rigidity improvements provide a vehicle that responds immediately when evasive actions are taken, helping avoid hazards on the road.

Auto Vehicle Hold

When the vehicle is at a complete stop, Auto Vehicle Hold keeps the vehicle in place even when the brake pedal is released, reducing driver fatigue in stop-and-go traffic.

Vehicle Dynamics Control System + Active Torque Vectoring

Vehicle Dynamics Control System adjusts AWD torque distribution, engine output, and brakes at each wheel to help keep the vehicle on course. And with Active Torque Vectoring, brakes are applied and less torque is distributed to the inside wheels and more to the outside wheels for more precise handling, helping you make sharp turns when necessary.

Preventive Safety

With advanced safety technologies such as EyeSight*¹, Preventive Safety helps avoid collisions before they happen.

Reverse Auto-tilt Door Mirror

The passenger-side door mirror automatically tilts down when you shift into Reverse to reduce the blind spots around the rear tyres, which helps make reverse parking more convenient and safer for any driver.

Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH)

These headlights operate interconnectedly with steering input and vehicle speed to aim your lights in the direction your vehicle is turning, helping you see better around corners for safer nighttime driving.

High Beam Assist (HBA)*²

High Beam Assist increases visibility and safety when driving at night by toggling the high beams on and off automatically, depending on driving conditions.

Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection (SRVD)*²

Sensors placed around the vehicle alert you of vehicles in your rear blind spots for safer lane changes. It also warns you of potential collision danger while driving in reverse into a street with cross traffic.

Subaru’s World-Leading Driver Assist Technology

At Subaru, we believe in ALL-AROUND SAFETY, and an important part of that is pre-collision safety, making sincere efforts to ensure an accident never happens. That’s why we created EyeSight*¹, Subaru’s cutting-edge driving support system. Like a second pair of eyes for the road ahead, EyeSight uses two stereo cameras to capture three-dimensional colour images with excellent image recognition, nearly as capable as the human eye. Using images from both cameras to precisely determine the shape, speed and distance, it not only detects vehicles but also motorbikes, bicycles, and pedestrians.*³ When spotting potential danger, it warns the driver and even applies the brakes if necessary to help avoid an accident. With improved safety performance like this, EyeSight reduces the burden on the driver and enhances your sense of security in the SUBARU XV.

Adaptive Cruise Control

EyeSight*¹ 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 0 km/h to 180 km/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.

Lane Sway and Departure Warning

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.

Lead Vehicle Start Alert

When you’re at a stop and EyeSight senses that traffic has started moving again, Lead Vehicle Start Alert prompts the driver to take action with a buzzer and a flashing indicator.

Pre-Collision Braking System*³

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. If the driver takes evasive action to avoid a collision, Pre-Collision Brake Assist can act to aid the driver in preventing the collision.

Pre-Collision Throttle Management

When EyeSight sees an obstacle in front of you and you put the vehicle in Drive instead of Reverse, Pre-Collision Throttle Management sounds several short beeps, turns on a flashing indicator and cuts the engine output to help you avoid a frontal collision.

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For illustration purposes only. Not actual measurements.
*1 EyeSight is a driving support system which may not operate optimally under all driving conditions. The driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving and observance of traffic regulations. System effectiveness depends on many factors such as vehicle maintenance, weather, and road conditions. See Owner’s Manual for complete details on system operation and limitations for EyeSight including functions in this brochure.
*2 The driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving and observance of traffic regulations. Please do not depend solely on the Advanced Safety Package features for safe driving. There are limitations to the features of this system. See Owner’s Manual for complete details on system operation and limitations. Please ask your retailer for more details.
*3 Pre-Collision Braking System may not work in all situations. Depending on the speed difference from objects, the object’s height, and other conditions, every situation may not meet the necessary conditions for EyeSight to work optimally.

Passive Safety

Passive Safety is designed to keep you safe in the event of a collision, with features such as the cabin-protecting
engine layout and SRS* airbags.

Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame

The Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame makes better use of high-tensile steel panels and has been structurally redesigned for more efficient energy absorption from impacts in all directions.

Cabin-protecting Layout

Now sitting lower than ever due to the low centre of gravity design of the SGP, the engine and gearbox are designed to avoid crashing into the cabin in the event of a collision.

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)* Airbags

Front SRS* airbags, front side SRS* airbags, curtain SRS* airbags, and a knee SRS* airbag come standard on the SUBARU XV to give all passengers a higher level of protection in the event of a collision.

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* SRS: Supplemental Restraint System. Effective when used in conjunction with seatbelts.