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Hey All,
I'm looking at buying a 2019 Forester. I have no reason to doubt Subaru's crash performance but with all the recalls and safety issues as of late I'm kinda curious to see the IIHS crash tests. Anyone know about when the IIHS will release their info? The 2019 Ascent is already listed on their website so I hope the Forester isn't too far behind.
 

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According to a Torque News report in May 2018, the test and publishing of results was supposed to take place "later this year" You can read the article here:

https://www.torquenews.com/1084/new-subaru-forester-looks-extend-top-safety-win-streak

It's a safe bet given what is reported in the article, Subaru's safety engineering focus, and crash testing Subaru does internally during model development, that the 2019 Forester will achieve an IIHS Top Safety Safety Pick award.
 

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The last thing I'd be worried about is the crash test rating. It's built on the new Global Platform that is designed to surpass the safety ratings of the 17-18 Foresters. It has received huge accolades so buy with confidence.
 

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The reason for the small over-lap crash I would guess was bc of Subaru. All their vehicles passed it the first time without redesigning.
Subaru invented vehicle safety.
 

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The reason for the small over-lap crash I would guess was bc of Subaru. All their vehicles passed it the first time without redesigning.
Subaru invented vehicle safety.
To add to that, when they started testing the passenger side small overlap- many manufacturers did poorly. It was obvious they were designing to the driver side small overlap test. Subaru however- passed that new test.
 

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I have no concerns about the IIHS / NHTSA crash tests as far as vehicle safety goes. The only issue that's currently impacting me is the 19 Forester cost quite a bit more than a new 18 Forester would to insure. I can't remember the exact amount but I think it was around $200 / year extra. This is likely because the crash tests haven't been performed.
 

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I have no concerns about the IIHS / NHTSA crash tests as far as vehicle safety goes. The only issue that's currently impacting me is the 19 Forester cost quite a bit more than a new 18 Forester would to insure. I can't remember the exact amount but I think it was around $200 / year extra. This is likely because the crash tests haven't been performed.
I have State Farm auto insurance, and the cost to insure my 2019 Forester Touring is less than $10 more every 6 months that the cost to insure my 2016 Forester Touring.

That’s just one data point, of course.
 
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