All-New 2019 Subaru Ascent Scores Top Marks in IIHS Testing, Earns 2018 Top Safety Pick+ Rating
(MISSISSAUGA, ONT.)—The largest Subaru ever built is big on many things, including safety, with the all-new 2019 Ascent three-row SUV earning the coveted Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for 2018.
The three-row Ascent with seating for up to eight earned “Good” ratings — the highest possible — in all six crashworthiness tests conducted by the IIHS: driver- and passenger side front small overlap; front moderate overlap; side impact; roof crush and rear. Additionally, the Ascent earned the highest possible six-point score in front crash prevention for a “Superior” crash avoidance rating, helping it earn the TSP+ award when equipped with available steering-responsive LED headlights.