When people think of Subaru, they often think of quality, safety, capability; making it one of the best vehicles that money can buy. As a proud Subaru dealership, we don't want to come off as biased. That's why our team has complied information regarding Subaru's strong reputation for success in the market, such as the brand's dedication to producing vehicles with all-road versatility, safety and reliability.

What Are the Top 3 Reasons to Choose a Subaru?

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2017 Subaru Forester safety feature

1. Subaru's Commitment to Safety

Subaru's ability to challenge the status quo and push safety technologies forward is among the many reasons why drivers everywhere put their trust in the Subaru brand. As the only automaker in the industry to earn Top Safety Pick ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for all of its models-from the Impreza to the Crosstrek and beyond-for six years and counting, it's easy to see that safety drives much of the Subaru design.

Here's how Subaru models work to keep you and your precious cargo safe:

  • Subaru EyeSight technology gives you an extra set of eyes on the road.
  • SUBARU STARLINK™ Safety and Security brings you peace of mind with features like Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency Assistance, roadside assistance and more.
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) automatically detects steering and braking inputs to help keep your Subaru on your intended path.
  • Protective Systems, such as an advanced airbag system and rollover sensor will protect you and your passengers in the event of an accident.

2. Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive

Subaru AWD system

Here in Rhode Island we experience all four seasons. Along with beautiful, sunny weather we also experience inclement weather which result in poor road conditions and decreased visibility. As such, maintaining traction is paramount to your safety. With Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system, you can maximize traction and reduce your chance of sliding off of the road in poor conditions. Unlike typical all-wheel drive systems, Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system employs adequate power to each wheel of your Subaru. Since the power is distributed evenly amongst all four wheels, it provides a much greater response time and efficiency than most all-wheel drive systems.


There are engines, and then there's the SUBARU BOXER® engine. This well-designed engine is positioned for in-line with the drivetrain for maximum power, efficiency and better handling. Historically an engine designed for aircraft applications, it's no wonder why the SUBARU BOXER® engine is known for its reliability and light design. Subaru designed a variety of different BOXER® engines to complement every Subaru on the lineup today.

How Does Subaru Stack Up Against the Competition?

Part of Subaru's success is that they set themselves apart from the competition. As Kelley Blue Book's "2016 Best Overall Brand," "Most Trusted Brand" and "Best Resale Value," the brand is tough to beat. For the past six years, Subaru has also produced the best-selling all-wheel drive cars in America. Further, 96 percent of Subaru vehicles sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today.

As you can see, there's no brand quite like Subaru. If you would like to learn more about Subaru's advantage over brands like Honda, Toyota, Jeep, Nissan, Hyundai, Chevy and Ford, browse the links below for specific model comparisons.

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The Experts Agree - Awards & Accolades

Subaru is loved by all, even the unbiased experts. With awards and accolades from Kelley Blue Book, ALG, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), among others, it's clear that the Subaru brand is well-respected in the industry. As we mentioned above, Subaru is Kelley Blue Book's "2016 Best Overall Brand," "Most Trusted Brand" and "Best Resale Value." Further, all 2016 Subaru models received a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating from IIHS when equipped with the EyeSight system. Additionally, Subaru was named the 2017 Top Mainstream Brand for Residual Value according to ALG.

Experience the New Model Lineup at Balise Subaru

As a Subaru dealer, it's quite clear that we love the brand - and we think you will agree. If you would like to learn more about the benefits that come with driving a Subaru, or receive more information on a specific model, we would be more than happy to assist you. Contact our team at your convenience, or come visit us in West Warwick to learn more.

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