What is Subaru EyeSight?

An Extra Set of Eyes on the Road And, If Need Be, an Extra
Foot on the Brake When You Drive.

EyeSight Driver Assist Technology1 is the culmination of everything Subaru engineers know about safety, and Subaru has sold over 1 million EyeSight-equipped vehicles. Adding confidence to every trip, EyeSight monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you if you sway outside your lane. EyeSight has been found to reduce rear-end crashes with injuries by up to 85%2.

When equipped with EyeSight, all tested 2019 Subaru models receive the highest possible rating for front crash prevention by IIHS3. The Pre-Collision Braking feature can even apply full braking force in emergency situations, helping you avoid or reduce frontal impacts.

How Does Subaru EyeSight Work?

The core of the EyeSight system is its set of dual color cameras. Intelligently and unobtrusively placed near the rearview mirror, they scan the road for unanticipated dangers.

This advanced system provides extra awareness, safety, and added peace of mind every time you drive. Watch the videos below to see how each component of EyeSight works together to bring you a safer road ahead.

EyeSight Features

EyeSight Adaptive Cruise Control

To keep a safe distance from the car in front of you, choose the distance you want to preserve, and EyeSight will automatically adjust your speed to maintain your selected distance.

EyeSight Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning

EyeSight monitors your position on the road and will alert you if you stray out of your lane. Read more about Lane Assist here.

EyeSight Pre-Collision Breaking

Pre-Collision Braking helps you avoid or reduce frontal impacts by alerting you and applying full braking force in emergency situations. An IIHS study found that EyeSight cuts the rate of likely pedestrian-related insurance claims by 35%.2

EyeSight Pre-Collision Throttle Managment

EyeSight detects objects in front of the vehicle that you are likely to hit. It will reduce the power from the engine to help minimize the possible impact force and frontal impact damage.

Subaru EyeSight Safety Ratings

When equipped with EyeSight, all 2019 Subaru models receive the highest possible front crash prevention rating from IIHS.3

IIHS Front Crash Prevention logo Subaru EyeSight rear-end crash injury rate

EyeSight Stories

EyeSight Stories chronicles the experiences of people whose lives have been changed by Subaru EyeSight. Watch the episodes below to see how this safety feature gives peace of mind to every drive, and an extra layer of safety and convenience wherever you drive.

1EyeSight is a driver-assist system that may not operate optimally under all driving conditions. The driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as vehicle maintenance, weather and road conditions. See owner’s manual for complete details on system operation and limitations. Requires automatic transmission.

2Based on IIHS reporting data as of January 2017 from MY2013-2015 Subaru models equipped with EyeSight through 2014. Claim is for demonstration purposes only.

3Applies to 2019 Forester models built after January 2019.