Applies to 2006 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Driver injury measures|
|Rear passenger injury measures|
|Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.
The 2006 Saab 9-2X is a twin of the tested vehicle.
The Subaru Impreza was redesigned for the 2002 model year. Side airbags designed to protect drivers' and front passengers' heads and torsos became standard beginning with 2006 models (optional in 2004-05 models). The Saab 9-2X was introduced in the 2005 model year, equipped with standard side airbags using the same design as in the Impreza. The 9-2X was discontinued after the 2006 model year.
Beginning with 2006 Impreza and 9-2X models, a reinforcement was added to the the pillar behind each rear passenger door to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.
The side impact crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon version of the Impreza, beginning with 2006 models. The 9-2X was available only as a wagon.
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side airbag that deployed from the seat.
Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 4-door 4wd|
|Weight|| 3,051 lbs.|
|Side airbags||standard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags|
|Engine||2.5 L 4-cylinder|
|EPA ratings||23 mpg city / 28 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) |
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
Driver injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||55|
|Lateral force (kN)||2.3|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||39|
|Average deflection (mm)||32|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||5.24|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.88|
|Iliac force (kN)||2.0|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||3.2|
|Combined force (kN)||5.1|
Passenger injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||39|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.6|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||43|
|Average deflection (mm)||34|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||3.71|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.77|
|Iliac force (kN)||0.7|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||2.7|
|Combined force (kN)||3.2|