The Stellar IIHS Ratings Have It: The New 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is the Safe Bet for Charlottesville, VA Drivers

The Rivanna River, nearby Southwest Mountains, and Blue Ridge Mountains beyond present ample opportunities for heading off the beaten path here in the Charlottesville area. It pays to have a seasoned traveler capable of taking you there with a set of safety features at the forefront of not only the compact SUV segment but also the greater automotive industry. Luckily for you, our fellow central VA day-trippers, extended vacationers, and off-grid orienteers, there's one in the new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.

It's rated a TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, earning a highest crash test rating of "Good" as well as a "Superior" rating in front crash prevention when equipped with available Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology and LED Steering Responsive Headlights. The former builds in a quartet of technologies -- Adaptive Cruise Control for safe distancing, pre-collision braking to avoid accidents, Lane Departure and Sway Warning to remain on track, and Lane Keep Assist to help you do so. The latter illuminates your course as you turn, keeping you in the know of what's ahead in advance.

But the new subcompact sport-utility didn't just take top honors this year. For the latest Crosstrek, the accolades marked the sixth year in a row. In so achieving, the all-new Crosstrek joined mainstays like 2018 Forester, the Impreza sedan and hatchback lineup, the new Legacy, Subaru WRX, and the 2018 Outback crossover, putting the finishing touch on an entire lineup of highly IIHS-rated vehicles.

Factor in standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the celebrated Vehicle Dynamics and Traction Control systems, and the availability of the SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security connected services suite, and it's plain to see our automaker's continuing commitment to the safety of your escapades. Eager to see how the new Crosstrek performs not only security-wise but spanning the gamut from performance features to in-cabin technologies and creature comforts for the ride? Your friendly enthusiasts that call Umansky Subaru of Charlottesville home will be delighted to oblige. Stop by and visit us here on 960 Hilton Heights Road for a spin and see what all the expert talk's about!

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