Applies to 2014-15 models
|Structure and safety cage|
|Restraints and dummy kinematics|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
The 2015 Subaru Impreza is a twin of the tested vehicle.
The Subaru Impreza, not including the WRX performance models, was redesigned for the 2012 model year. Beginning with 2014 models, structural changes were made to improve occupant protection primarily in small overlap frontal crashes. These changes (and ratings) apply to the 4-door sedan and wagon (5-door) versions of the Impreza and to the XV Crosstrek, a wagon with increased ground clearance introduced in the 2013 model year.
The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 12 cm at the footrest and maximum intrusion of the upper interior of 4 cm.
Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and had sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i wagon 4wd|
|Weight|| 3,024 lbs.|
|Side airbags||front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags|
|Engine||2.0 L 4-cylinder|
|EPA ratings||27 mpg city / 36 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|Lower occupant compartment|
|Lower hinge pillar max (cm)||6|
|Left toepan (cm)||7|
|Brake pedal (cm)||7|
|Parking brake (cm)|
|Rocker panel lateral average (cm)||2|
|Upper occupant compartment|
|Upper hinge pillar max (cm)||2|
|Upper dash (cm)||4|
|Lower instrument panel (cm)||4|
Driver injury measures
|Peak gs at hard contact||no contact |
|Tension (kN)||1.0 |
|Extension bending moment (Nm)||9 |
|Maximum Nij ||0.20 |
|Chest maximum compression (mm)||26 |
|Knee displacement (mm)|
|Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)|
|Maximum tibia index|
|Tibia axial force (kN)|
|Foot acceleration (g)|