Safer Legacy and Outback

Safer Legacy and Outback
The Subaru Outback and Legacy models are now safer than ever before. Since 2014 saw the introduction of the all-new Subaru Outback and Legacy models, both cars proclaimed Subaru’s ongoing pursuit of safety, refinement and an adventurous driving experience.

Just two years later, Subaru has introduced more safety and driver-focused features to these vehicles. Now on sale in South Africa, the 2016 Legacy and Outback models benefit from safety features under the latest Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection system.
Using a radar system fitted to the left and right rear combination lamps, new features have been enabled: Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Lane Change Assist (LCA) and High Beam Assist (HBA).
Rear Cross Traffic Alert is activated when reversing out of a parking area in which rear visibility is blocked. This warns the driver of traffic approaching from the side through a flashing visual indicator in the side mirror as well as an audible warning. This is a standard feature on the Legacy and Outback and works in conjunction with the standard Rear-Vision Camera.
The system is activated as soon as the reverse gear is engaged. Vehicles can be detected from up to 70m away but the audible warning alarm will only sound when the equated time till collision is 3,5 seconds.
Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Lane Change Assist (LCA) has been developed to watch over the driver’s shoulder and warn of potential danger. Using the radar, the system monitors the blind spot.
When it senses a vehicle approaching on the right or left, a warning light will appear in the side mirrors. Working with BSD, Lane Change Assist displays a flashing indicator in each side mirror if it detects another vehicle approaching from a nearby lane when the driver signals for a lane change. The vehicle detection maximum range here is also 70m and the audible alarm will sound when the equated time to collision is 4,0 seconds.


In a bid to further improve night vision and safety, High Beam Assist (HBA) has been added to the new Legacy and Outback models. The feature makes use of an HBA camera located in front of the interior mirror.
This camera detects various light sources including headlights from oncoming vehicles, tail lamps of proceeding vehicles, street lights and other reflective objects.
The lighting is automatically adjusted so the driver doesn’t need to manually switch between high beam and low beam.
Paired with this technology is an anti-dazzle interior mirror that detects ambient light in the cabin and adjusts the mirror brightness to ensure safer and focused night time driving.
The 2,5 and 3,6-litre Outback and Legacy vehicles also have a new Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) function. Under sudden and hard braking, the hazard lamps rapidly flash to warn the vehicle behind in a bid to prevent rear collisions.
Subaru has also given the Legacy and Outback models more user-friendly Smartphone integration with the introduction of Siri Eyes-Free. Now standard across the entire 2016 Subaru range in South Africa, Siri Eyes-Free works with the standard voice recognition system.
A compatible Siri-enabled device is simply linked to the Subaru Outback or Legacy and the system is used to search the web, make a call, play music or read and send messages.
Drivers without Apple devices can use hands-free interaction using the normal voice recognition feature to control the telephone, audio and climate control systems.


The 2016 Subaru Outback line-up consists of: 2.5i-S Lineartronic CVT – R519 000; 3.6R-S Lineartronic CVT – R579 000.
The Legacy is a 3.6 R-S CVT model – R569 000. All of these cars are offered with Su-baru’s comprehensive three-year or 75 000km maintenance plan and three-year or 100 000km warranty. Both the Outback and Legacy have been awarded 5 stars in the Euro NCAP, JNCAP and ANCAP safety ratings and have also received the IIHS Top Safety Pick.
 The new Subaru models are safe – and easy on the eye as well.