Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has published the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the new Subaru Levorg.

The Levorg sports wagon achieved top marks and comes with a commendable list of standard safety features and technologies including autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane support systems (LSS) and adaptive cruise control (ACC).

“This is an impressive package in terms of safety.”

Said ANCAP chief executive officer, James Goodwin.

“The standout with this model is that it offers all three grades of AEB as standard across the model line-up.

“This means its owners will benefit from emergency braking intervention to avoid a crash with another car at low speed; high speed; as well as upon the detection of pedestrians in the path of the vehicle.”

ANCAP’s analysis showed that only six of the top 100 selling models available in Australia last year (between January and October) had AEB standard on all variants.

“Very few models sold in Australia offer AEB as standard so this is a significant offering for a car in this category, and I would urge more manufacturers to follow suit.”