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2001 Subaru Forester

Small SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
1999 Subaru Forester shown
1999 Subaru Forester shown
1
Front seat-mounted torso airbags (optional beginning with 2001 models)
2
Antilock brakes
3
Daytime running lights (beginning with 2002 models)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
G
G
G
2013
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
G
2010
G
G
G
G
2009
G
G
G
G
2008
G
G
G
2007
G
G
G
2006
G
G
G
2005
G
G
2004
G
G
2003
G
G
2002
G
2001
G
2000
G
1999
G

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 4wd
Weight 3,168 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase99 in.
Length175 in.
Width68 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 contact9.000000
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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