Subaru’s latest high-riding wagon has scored top marks in ANCAP testing.

    The 2022 Subaru Outback earned a five-star rating from ANCAP, with scores of 88 per cent for adult occupant protection, 91 per cent for child occupant protection, 84 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 96 per cent for safety assist.

    The rating applies to all Outback variants sold in Australia.

    “The Subaru Outback has comprehensively impressed, achieving the highest scores we’ve seen so far when testing to our current protocols,” said ANCAP CEO Carla Hoorweg.

    Seven airbags are standard, but the Outback doesn’t feature a centre airbag to prevent occupants clashing heads in a side-impact collision.

    The following active safety equipment is standard in the Outback:

    • Autonomous emergency braking (forward and reverse)
    • Autonomous emergency steering
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Driver attention monitoring
    • Lane-departure warning
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Traffic sign recognition

    The Outback launched earlier in 2021, and is priced between $39,990 and $47,990 before on-road costs.

    All 2021 Subaru Outback models are powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine producing 138kW of power and 245Nm of torque, mated to a continuously-variable transmission and all-wheel drive.

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    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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