We built the Outback to protect passenger, driver and pedestrian alike because we know
driving enjoyment starts with security and peace of mind. We built our vehicles to reflect
that. We even designed our vehicles with specific energy-absorbing and cushioning
structures to protect pedestrians in the event of an accident.
Every Subaru goes above and beyond common
practice when it comes to your safety. In the
event of a head-on collision, your Outback’s
SUBARU BOXER® engine and gearbox are
designed to absorb the impact and break away,
deflecting below the cabin for your protection.
Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame Seats, Seatbelts and SRS 1 Airbags
The Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame strengthens
the passenger cabin from the roof to the doors, pillars
and floor. This design helps to divert and dissipate
impact energy away from t he occupants in a collision.
It also contributes to strengthening and lightening the
chassis, leading to greater, reinforced protection. Outback features front SRS 1 airbags plus front-
side SRS 1 airbags, side-curtain SRS 1 airbags
and front-seat cushion SRS 1 airbags. Height-
adjustable front seatbelts feature pretensioners
to hold passengers firmly in place and load
limiters that ease peak forces to the chest.
1 The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) affords the driver and passenger additional protection in some collisions. This system provides supplemental protection only, and seatbelts must be
worn in order to avoid injuries to out-of-position occupants upon airbag deployment. The combination of SRS and seatbelts provides the best protection in a serious accident.