Standard on the Ascent are front SRS 1 airbags , plus a driver ’ s knee SRS 1 airbag as well as front-side and curtain SRS 1 airbags . Height-adjustable front seatbelts feature pretensioners to hold passengers firmly in place as well as load limiters that ease peak forces to the chest . A new passenger seatbelt indicator and chime lets you know which passengers are not yet buckled . In a rear collision , front seats utilize rigid frames , firm headrests and such details as energyabsorbing mounting of the inner seat springs — all to help reduce the chance of whiplash .
Shock-absorbing space within the vehicle helps reduce pedestrian injury , as do an energy-absorbing front bumper and a specially designed area around the windshield wipers .
Every Subaru goes above and beyond common practice when it comes to your safety . In the event of a head-on collision , your Ascent ’ s SUBARU BOXER ® engine and gearbox are designed to slide under the vehicle , absorbing crash force in the process .
Vehicle Dynamics Control
Vehicle Dynamics Control monitors and analyzes whether the vehicle is following the driver ’ s intended course via an array of sensors . If a tire slips or a high-speed turn causes the vehicle to veer off its intended path , the AWD torque distribution , engine output and brakes at each wheel are adjusted to assist in keeping the vehicle on course .
The standard 4-wheel disc Anti-lock Braking System ( ABS ) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution helps redistribute braking power where you need it among all four wheels , while the Brake Assist and Brake Override systems help provide enhanced control in emergency braking situations . There ’ s also the Auto Vehicle Hold system , which helps prevent rollback when starting from a stop on any slope .
1 SRS : Supplemental Restraint System . Effective when used in conjunction with seatbelts . 17