May 13, 2022 , Camden, N.J. -


  • Forester has earned an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK award for 16 consecutive years
  • Achieved a ‘Superior’ rating in front crash prevention
  • Eight Subaru models have received a 2022 IIHS TSP award
  • Subaru has earned more IIHS TSP awards than any other brand since 2013 (as of May 2022)

Subaru of America, Inc. announced that the 2022 Forester compact SUV was named a 2022 TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This marks the 16th  consecutive year Forester has earned an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK*. The 2022 Forester joins seven other Subaru models in receiving an IIHS award this year including:

2022 TOP SAFETY PICK + Winners
  • Subaru Ascent (TSP for five consecutive years)*
  • Subaru BRZ (with EyeSight®) (First year for TSP+)
  • Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid (TSP+ for four consecutive years)*
  • Subaru Legacy (TSP for 17 consecutive years)*
  • Subaru Outback (TSP for 14 consecutive years)*
2022 TOP SAFETY PICK Winners
  • Subaru Crosstrek (with EyeSight® and specific headlights) (TSP for 11 consecutive years)*
  • Subaru Impreza five-door (with EyeSight® and specific headlights) (TSP for 15 consecutive years)*

The 2022 Forester received the highest possible rating for all crashworthiness and crash avoidance evaluations. Headlights on all trim levels achieved the top rating for their performance. Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology earned superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations.

To earn a 2022 TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, vehicles must receive  ‘Good’ ratings in each of IIHS’s six crashworthiness evaluations; ‘Good’ or ‘Acceptable’ headlight ratings, and available front crash prevention that achieves “Advanced” or “Superior” ratings in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. The ‘Plus’ is awarded to models that come exclusively with ‘Good’ or ‘Acceptable’ headlights.

“The Forester, beloved by so many, has earned its 16th consecutive IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK award,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and Chief Executive Officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “We are committed to providing customers with vehicles set to the highest safety standards year over year and this streak is a testament to that commitment.”

The Subaru Forester is renowned for its capability and versatility. For 2022, the compact SUV received a redesigned front fascia along with new safety and convenience features. The Forester is also the latest model to join the adventure-ready Wilderness family. The new rugged trim level combines Subaru’s legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with a specially revised drivetrain, standard X-MODE, elevated 9.2-inch ground clearance, and exclusive wheels with all-terrain tires.

With a starting price of $25,195, the 2022 Forester is available in six trim levels: Base, Premium, Sport, all-new Wilderness, Limited, and Touring.

Since 2013, Subaru has received a cumulative total of 63 TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards, which is more than any other brand.* ** For the full list of 2022 IIHS winners, visit the IIHS website.

*Claim applies to U.S.-spec vehicles. Based on research conducted by Subaru of America and Subaru Canada. 
** As of  May 2022

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile manufacturing plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA and the SOA Foundation have donated more than $270 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged nearly 78,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.

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