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Old 05-18-2007, 01:00 PM
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Arrow NHTSA Gives The 2008 Subaru Tribeca 5-Stars!


NHTSA Gives The 2008 Subaru Tribeca 5-Stars!

The 2008 Subaru Tribeca may have gone from unattractive to almost too inoffensive, but the embattled CUV has at least moved to the head of the class with regards to safety. The Tribeca scored a perfect "five stars" on both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's front and side impact crashes for the driver and front passenger. NHTSA gauges crash-worthiness by determining the probability of serious injury at impact speeds of 38.5 MPH for front impacts and 35 MPH for side impacts. Subaru attributes the perfect score to top-notch structural design, plus "advanced active safety technologies, combined with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Vehicle Dynamics Control (Stability Control)."

A lot of new products on the market are claiming Five Star crash ratings , but getting all fives for both driver and passenger in front and side impacts is still very impressive. Some of us may not be sold on the looks of Subaru's redesigned crossover, but at least the safety and interior are top notch.

Subaru's press release is posted after the jump.

Source: [url=http://blogs.trucktrend.com/6209541/suv-news/nhtsa-gives-the-2008-subaru-tribeca-5-stars/]TruckTrend Magazine[/url]
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