Everyone knows and loves Subaru for their capable, all-wheel drive vehicles that beg to be taken on an adventure. The brand has its lineup of go-to 5-passenger utility vehicles, like the Forester and the Outback which have continued to gain followers since their debuts in the 1990s.
But one thing Subaru has lacked at times is a vehicle that can hold more people. There hasn’t been a larger, three-row option in the lineup since Subaru’s seven-passenger vehicle the Tribeca which was discontinued in 2014. Something about the Tribeca just didn’t stick in the three-row crossover segment. Yet Subaru doesn’t let that keep them from trying again.
Recently, spy photos of a new Subaru seven-passenger crossover were released. Their second attempt at success in this class looks boxier than the last, reminiscent of the Forester’s design. With that in mind, the new SUV—still officially unnamed at the moment—should have a very roomy interior. Despite having not released a name for this new crossover, enthusiasts in the industry are calling it the Ascent, drawing from the fact that Subaru applied for a trademark on the name Ascent earlier this year.
No matter what this new three-row crossover is called, we can’t wait to have some on the Steve Lewis Subaru lot. As far as we’re concerned, Subaru can’t do wrong and we expect that we’ll have plenty of clients who are excited to have another chance at a Subaru with more seating.
Our pets are like family, so when traveling, their safety is just as important as ours! In order to raise awareness about pet crate safety while traveling, Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety (CPS) have joined together in a partnership. They recently released the results of their 2015 Crate and Carrier Crashworthiness Study and we’re here to let you know what products received the best ratings.
Keep your pet safe in the car with one of our study’s suggested carriers.
After running the study, Subaru and CPS came to the conclusion that the three products listed below provided the most effective levels of safety for pets.
1. 2015 Top Performing Crate – Gunnar Kennels G1 Intermediate with 8’ Tie Down Straps
2. 2015 Top Performing Carrier – PetEgo Forma Frame Jet Set Carrier
3. 2015 Top Performance Carrier – ISOFIX-Latch Connection and Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed with PPRS Handilock
Michael McHale, Subaru’s Director of Corporate Communications, said, “Alongside Center for Pet Safety, we are proud to help lead the charge in identifying the best crates and carriers for pet lovers everywhere, while, more importantly, making pet parents aware of the safety measures they can take and the dangers that can occur if they don’t.”
One of the main components of the Subaru Love Promise is helping animals. Locally, we work with the Dakin Animal Shelter, while nationally Subaru partners with the ASPCA and the National Wildlife Federation.
Crates and carriers are so important when traveling with your pet, as they protect them from becoming a projectile in case you’re ever in an accident. For more about pet crate safety, click here.