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CR September issue listed Forester as having the highest score among SUV's for it pedestrian detection/auto braking system.
 

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I read it in a library, and can't recall those details. Does anyone have a copy or a digital subscription and can answer phwang7's question?
 

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It sure works great for me in my 2018, but I have to remember that it's not there when I'm driving my wife's 2016.
 

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Yes it surprised me when a person walked in front of me while I was stopped at a red light. When you are in a line ex picking up child at school if the car moves away from me a dialog box pops letting me know that car in front moved I think it did beep.
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No dispute about that, but I always welcome a little bit of help from my friends.
 

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I read it in a library, and can't recall those details. Does anyone have a copy or a digital subscription and can answer phwang7's question?
I find no such article in the September issue.

The August issue had extensive coverage of vehicle safety systems. CR did NOT conduct any tests, nor publish ratings. They did report the results of their reader survey assessing opinions of systems in several categories. One of them was not, specifically, "pedestrian detection." In the category "Forward Collision Warning and Front Automatic Emergency Braking," Eyesight was included among five brands favored by owners, but they were not ranked. They mentioned that, when they rate vehicles, they give extra credit to systems that detect pedestrians, but did not break down performance or features by brand.

Again, this was not a ratings or a test-report article. It was a report on the results of a reader survey that asked if these advanced safety systems (lane assist, blind spot warning, emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, etc. etc.) were helpful or annoying, and used the opportunity to discuss the state of the industry in this regard and the overall benefits of these features.
 

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What's the order of ranking of other brands and what was their methodology?
Consumer Reports sure has a lot of surveys. Last time I tried to get information out of an issue of CR it was useless, as most of the surveys were filled out by people who just owned stuff, but weren't very knowledgeable.

In terms of the pedestrian avoidance, it's mentioned in other threads but here are some ratings:

 

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Here is an IIHS test of some Pedestrian Emergency Systems, BMW is not the "Ultimate Stoping Machine".....
 

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Good (bad, really) to know that content is not being made available to digital subscribers.
 

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Here is a link to the JNCAP tests of the Forester. See pedestrian safety section:

 
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