Subaru Outback Brochures 2018 Outback Brochure - Page 17

Life-saving features. 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. Break-away Engine 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. 17