The 2011 Subaru Forester could easily be one of those cars that speaks of an owner’s love of dogs and children. Its generous-sized seats and expandable back rear area makes it a great car for families who love to drive out on their weekends and holidays. For families especially, the best thing about the car is its safety features. In general, Subaru implements rigid safety measures to ensure that its models surpass industry standards, and the Forester 2011 was designed to provide maximum protection to its occupants.
Compared to the old model, the new version’s sub-frame weight is reduced by 20kg to dispel front impact forces in a collision. The body’s shell is made of a high-tensile steel to provide better shield against impact in the passenger area. It’s also equipped with side airbags and dual-stage airbags, anti-whiplash head restraints, pre-tensioners and energy-absorbing seats, as well as child seat anchors and ISOFIX-compatible child seat mountings.
This Forester 2011 also features an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution to control the braking force between the rear and front wheels, based on weight transfer during deceleration. To complement this is a traction control system that helps the car maintain contact with the road surface, reducing the odds of tire skidding in slippery areas. The brake pedal is designed to absorb force and detach under tremendous impact to prevent further injury to the driver’s legs. The Forester’s other safety attributes include remote anti-theft alarm and system immobilizer to deter security threats.