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Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ earns IIHS Top Safety Pick image

Text: / Photos: IIHS Press | posted September 11, 2012 13:10

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Both the 2013 Subaru BRZ and its twin, the Scion FR-S(known as the Toyota 86 locally) have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) top award for good performance in its moderate overlap frontal, side, rollover and rear impact evaluations.

Top Safety Pick recognizes vehicles that, in IIHS testing, do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rear, and now rollover crashes based on ‘good’ ratings in each category. The IIHS ranks in terms of Good, Acceptable, Marginal and Poor, with ‘good’ as the top rank possible in Institute tests. Winners also must have electronic stability control.

The Acura ILX and the Ford Escape also joined the FR-S and the BRZ for the Institute's top award for good performance in the moderate overlap frontal, side, rollover and rear impact evaluations.