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1999 Subaru Forester

Small SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G

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Front seat-mounted torso airbags (optional beginning with 2001 models)
2
Antilock brakes
3
Daytime running lights (beginning with 2002 models)
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2014
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2013
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
Crash avoidance rating
2001
G
Crash avoidance rating
2000
G
Crash avoidance rating
1999
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 1999-2002 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Subaru Forester was introduced in the 1998 model year and structurally modified for the 1999 model year to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right knee indicate that injuries to the knee would be possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail hit was low

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door, and the top of its head grazed the roof rail in front of the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1999 Subaru Forester L 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,168 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase99 in.
Length175 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF98018
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)14
Left (cm)17
Center (cm)21
Right (cm)17
Brake pedal (cm)23
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)6
Right (cm)5
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)3
Rearward (cm)5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)9

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF98018
Head
HIC-15201
Peak gs at hard contact9
Neck
Tension (kN)1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)19
Maximum Nij 0.40
Chest maximum compression (mm)46
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)4.4
Femur force - right (kN)2.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)7
Knee displacement - right (mm)12
Maximum tibia index - left0.48
Maximum tibia index - right0.62
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left81
Right54

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