2022 Subaru BRZ is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Backside of a silver 2022 Subaru BRZ, a Top Safety Pick Plus, driving away down a road with mountains on both sides

The Subaru BRZ has officially received a Top Safety Pick+ (Plus) award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for 2022. This is great news for sports car buyers who secretly want to make sure their next car is as safe as it is. is. is fun. While the Subaru BRZ’s safety scores have always been better than average, this marks the first time the coupe has been awarded the highest Top Safety Pick+ (Plus) rating.

What does Top Safety Pick Plus mean?

“To earn a 2022 TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, vehicles must receive a ‘Good’ rating in each of IIHS’ six crashworthiness ratings; ‘Good’ or ‘Acceptable’ headlamp ratings and available frontal crash prevention that achieves ‘Advanced’ or ‘Superior’ ratings in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian assessments. The ‘Plus’ is awarded to models supplied exclusively with ‘Good’ or ‘Acceptable’ headlamps.”

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A Top Safety Pick award is still quite impressive for a car to receive – the Top Safety Pick+ designation is reserved only for the safest and most reliable cars. In 2022, seven Subaru models received safety awards from the IIHS, including: