The dynamic driving experience that makes the SUBARU XV fun to drive also play a part for helping you to keep from harm. The combination of Symmetrical AWD stability, SUBARU BOXER engine’s low centre of gravity, and Vehicle Dynamics Control intelligence, give you controllability behind the wheel to go around danger.


To avoid danger, you have to see it coming—and the Subaru is designed for the driver to have maximum awareness of the surroundings. The high vantage point of the SUBARU XV and dynamic cabin-forward design with its triangular window partition minimise blind spots with improved visibility. What’s more, the available Rear Vision Camera System gives you an even clearer view of what’s behind.


Vehicle Dynamics Control System monitors and analyses if the vehicle is following the driver’s intended course via an array of sensors. If a tyre slips or a high speed turns cause the vehicles 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.


With powerful disc brakes at every wheel, the SUBARU XV has braking response that’s placed it in a class of its own. The standard 4-channel Antilock Braking System (ABS) prevents brake lock under hard braking and is matched with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, which reapportions the front/rear braking pressure when the vehicle is loaded. In addition, the SUBARU XV ensures maximum braking during an emergency with brake assist, which delivers higher levels of braking force when the brake pedal is applied fully or rapidly; and with brake override, which enables you to brake to a stop even if the gas pedal is pushed down at the same time.


When an accident is unavoidable, the SUBARU XV does its best to minimise injuries to you and your passengers. Technology has been infused into the design to help keep you safe. From a cabin-protecting layout that enables an engine to go under the frame in case of a frontal collision to the energy-absorbing bonnet that helps protect pedestrians, you’ll find peace of mind knowing that your Subaru is ready to protect you when it has to.


The SUBARU XV sets the standard for passenger protection. Meticulously engineered and scrutinised, it’s why the SUBARU XV leads with a 5-star Euro NCAP rating (*1) - the highest possible for a motor vehicle.


The Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frames strengthen the passenger cabin from the roof to the doors, pillars and floor. This helps divert and dissipate impact energy away from the occupants in a collision. The frames for the SUBARU XV feature high-tensile steel designs that are strong and rigid yet lighter weight.


Every Subaru goes above and beyond common practice when it comes to your safety. In the event of a head-on collision, your SUBARU XV's SUBARU BOXER engine and gearbox are designed to avoid crashing into the cabin for your protection.


Made for the urban landscape, the SUBARU XV provides a high level of pedestrian protection. Shock-absorbing space between the bonnet and engine helps reduce pedestrian injury if an accident were to happen, as do an energy-absorbing front bumper and a specially designed area around the windshield wipers.


Height-adjustable front seatbelts feature pretensioners that hold passengers firmly in place. And the SUBARU XV features whiplash-reducing front seats and energy-absorbing head restraints that can help better protect front occupants from injury during a rear collision. Even the rear seats have been optimised for protection, with the seating position set back to reduce the effects of a side impact. Front, front-side, curtain and knee SRS (*2) airbags are standard on all models. Also, tether and ISO-FIX anchors—which don’t compromise luggage room—facilitate easy installation of compatible child safety seats.

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