Built around the proven Ring Frame Reinforced safety structure, all Outback models feature as standard equipment front seat side impact air bags and side curtain air bags that offer additional head protection for front and rear occupants. Intelligent dual-stage deployment front air bags use sensors to detect the presence and weight of a front passenger and also the driver’s distance from the steering wheel.
The system determines front air bag deployment strength for optimal occupant protection. Active front head restraints can help reduce potential whiplash injury in a rear collision.
2007 Subaru Outback
The Active Safety
Keeping you well away from trouble is our priority
The ability to avoid unexpected hazards and potential accidents is fundamental to Subaru’s research and development ethic. Naturally, Symmetrical AWD, with its full-time grip and sure-footed cornering helps the Outback give you that reassurance – even on unfamiliar roads or in bad weather. It also gives you the added security of all-round visibility, reliable ABS braking power, the Vehicle Dynamics Control System* and brake-assist to help your responses make the best of the unexpected, while you enjoy driving pleasure in safety.
4-sensor/4- channel ABS is standard on the Outback.
It detects wheel lock- up instantly – keeping you in control and letting you brake safely and steer away from trouble at the same time. It’s combined with Electronic Brake-force Distribution technology, and high-performance ventilated disc brakes as well as speed-responsive brake assist, which boosts braking performance when a sensor detects insufficient pedal pressure in emergency braking – an added reassurance in hazard avoidance.
Vehicle Dynamics Control System
There are built-in safeguards with Symmetrical AWD, obviously. But Subaru’s commitment to active safety goes far beyond the norm with the Outback. Although it’s already as stable as any ordinary car fitted with traction control, the Outback’s system takes it to a new level of pro-active safety. Its Vehicle Dynamics Control simultaneously monitors and analyses actual driving situations. Then, it senses the edge of control. Based on the level of unstability, AWD torque distribution and engine power output are controlled plus the braking system for each wheel is activated. This all helps to avoid unstable handling performance and enhances the overall driving experience.
2007 Subaru Outback
The Passive Safety
Your all-round protection is our first priority.
When all else fails, and a collision can’t be avoided, the Outback is designed to respond to ensure your safety, because your protection is Subaru’s priority. Look at the Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frames surrounding the cabin. Then take in the dual airbags as standard. They’re backed up with active headrests that soften the impact of collision injury. Everything is provided to surround you and your passengers in a cocoon of security, wherever you’re going.
Seatbelts, airbags, and active headrests
Front seatbelts have pretensioners that tighten the belt on shock and harness passengers properly. The load limiters lessen undue force imposed on shoulders and chests. Adaptive two-stage dual SRS front airbags, dual front side and curtain airbags give cushioning protection on impact. Active headrests in front automatically move forward to cradle vulnerable heads and necks against whiplash injuries. Child tether anchors are fitted, naturally, as are ISO-FIX child-seat anchors as standard.
Minimising pedestrian injury injury is also a major issue for Subaru. So, there’s generous clearance between bonnet and engine, in case of impact. Along with shock-absorbing bonnet hinges, front bumpers and wings, and breakaway module windscreen wipers, it clearly shows how highly we value the Outback’s pedestrian friendliness.
Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frames
2007 Subaru Outback
The Outback’s body is lightweight for the excellent driving performance and its rigid structure acts as a safeguard. An all-embracing safety cage enfolds the whole passenger cabin. Linked reinforcements to roof, pillars and floor are immensely strong, to dissipate and absorb enormous amounts of energy in impacts from any direction. In turn, this protective shield means those inside are as well-protected as they could possibly be.