Applies to 2014-15 models built after December 2013
|Structure and safety cage|
|Restraints and dummy kinematics|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
The 2014 Subaru BRZ is a twin of the tested vehicle.
The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ were introduced in the 2013 model year. Beginning with 2014 models built after December 2013, energy absorbing foam was added to left knee bolster and a structural change adjacent to the left part of the firewall was made to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door). The tested FR-S was built after these changes had been made on the assembly line.
The driver space was not maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 31 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured as much as 16-18 cm at the instrument panel and hinge pillar. The door sill was pushed in laterally 20 cm toward the driver.
Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left lower leg would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.
Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but slid off the left side, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects,
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2014 Scion FR-S 2-door|
|Weight|| 2,803 lbs.|
|Side airbags||front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags|
|Engine||2.0 L 4-cylinder|
|EPA ratings||25 mpg city / 34 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|Lower hinge pillar max (cm)||31|
|Lower occupant compartment|
|Left toepan (cm)||17|
|Brake pedal (cm)||14|
|Parking brake (cm)|
|Rocker panel lateral average (cm)||20|
|Upper hinge pillar max (cm)||18|
|Upper occupant compartment|
|Upper dash (cm)||13|
|Lower instrument panel (cm)||16|
Driver injury measures
|Peak gs at hard contact|
|Tension (kN)||0.8 |
|Extension bending moment (Nm)||5 |
|Maximum Nij ||0.20 |
|Chest maximum compression (mm)||22 |
|Knee displacement (mm)|
|Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)|
|Maximum tibia index|
|Tibia axial force (kN)|
|Foot acceleration (g)|