Northern Virginians, like their many analogs across the US, love their Subaru cars and SUVs for more reasons than they can count.

Their capabilities, adventurousness, driving enjoyment, creature comforts, and cutting-edge technologies are just a few. Chief among them for most, however, is just how safe they are. Being such has, according to Kelley Blue Book's Strategic Insights Brand Watch study, helped Subaru maintain its status as a most trusted brand, five years and counting. It's helped most Subaru models get overall vehicle scores of five stars overall from authorities like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Passive and active systems alike contribute to this outcome. What are they and how do they work? Take the virtual tour with us here in Orange at Reynolds Subaru.

  • Subaru EyeSight. This is a proprietary suite of driver aids that comes standard in many new Subaru models. According to IIHS data, it can reduce the rate of rear-end collisions with injuries by as much as 85%. That's thanks to several components. One is adaptive cruise control, which can help your Subaru maintain safe distances from other vehicles in Charlottesville traffic. Another is a lane keep assist and sway warning system, which can help you avoid drifting, keeping you in-lane and on course. Yet a third is pre-collision braking and throttle management, which can drop the full force of your vehicle's stopping power to avert an accident.
  • Blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert. These can keep you informed of cars and trucks in your blind spot and approaching cross-wise from behind, enabling avoidance and thus fender-benders..
  • Subaru DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation. This feature can detect when you may be distracted or drowsy, delivering visual and auditory alerts to assist you in regaining your concentration.
  • Symmetrical AWD. A permanent, always-on all-wheel-drive system, this is structural rather than a feature, per se. It's proactive with traction versus reactive and it can compensate for both oversteer and understeer. The result's a firm grip on the road in a diversity of Culpeper driving conditions. What's more, it's got fewer moving parts than an electronic AWD system, meaning it's low-maintenance and less expensive to keep up in the long run.
  • STARLINK Safety and Security. This is a suite of remote features that can assist you, or rather call upon assistance for you, after a crash. It incorporates an automatic collision notification system, SOS emergency assistance, and more.

Even more features than these make our brand a safer bet than most, and the best way to check them out is firsthand. You can, right here at our showroom and lot at 249 Madison Road. Check out the many new Subaru vehicles we offer here on the Web, then, when one with just the right set of safety features grabs your attention, give us a call to schedule a test drive. We'll be happy to show you just how secure a new Subaru can keep you and yours!

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