View Full Version : Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ get IIHS Top Safety Pick [w/videos]

09-07-2012, 03:32 PM
Filed under: Coupe (http://www.autoblog.com/category/coupes/), Safety (http://www.autoblog.com/category/safety/), Scion (http://www.autoblog.com/category/scion/), Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/category/subaru/)
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There are many reasons why we love the Scion FR-S (http://www.autoblog.com/scion/fr-s/) and Subaru BRZ (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/brz/), and now safety (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/safety/) can be added to this list. Both of these track-friendly fraternal twins were just named as 2012 Top Safety Picks (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/top+safety+pick/) by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/iihs/) making them the only sub-$30,000 sport coupes to make the list.

Aside from the small batch of luxury cars, the IIHS has not performed any more of its small overlap tests (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/08/14/iihs-launching-first-new-frontal-crash-test-since-1995-w-video/), but both the FR-S and BRZ earned top marks for frontal-, side- and rear-crash safety as well as roof strength. Since both cars are practically identical, only the FR-S was used for these crash tests, and it joins the xB (http://www.autoblog.com/scion/xb/), xD (http://www.autoblog.com/scion/xd/) and tC (http://www.autoblog.com/scion/tc/) for Scion's 2012 Top Safety Pick cars. For Subaru (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/), aside from the old-bodied WRX (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/wrx/) and the yet-to-be-released XV Crosstrek (http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/xv+crosstrek/), all of the automaker's current models are Top Safety Picks, and if it can pull off top safety results for its all-new crossover and next-generation sport sedan, its entire lineup would be on the list... something that even Acura can no longer boast.

Speaking of Acura, other new additions to the ever-growing list of safe cars include the 2013 ILX (http://www.autoblog.com/acura/ilx/). Scroll down (http://www.thesubaruforum.com/2012/09/07/scion-fr-s-subaru-brz-get-iihs-top-safety-pick-w-videos/#continued) to watch videos of the FR-S crash tests.Continue reading Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ get IIHS Top Safety Pick [w/videos] (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/09/07/scion-fr-s-subaru-brz-get-iihs-top-safety-pick-w-videos/)
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