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2002 Subaru Impreza

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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
See below for ratings based on manufacture date.
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags (standard beginning with 2006 models; optional, 2004-05 models)
2
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (optional, 2002-03 models)
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights
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
Not available
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
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
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2002-07 models built after September 2001

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

The 2002 Subaru Impreza is a twin of the tested vehicle.

The Subaru Impreza was redesigned for the 2002 model year. Imprezas manufactured after September 2001 include structural changes to improve occupant protection in 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 Saab 9-2X was introduced in the 2005 model year and discontinued after the 2006 model year.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the crashworthiness of an Impreza with the structural changes in a 40 mph frontal offset crash test into a deformable barrier.

The frontal offset crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon version of the Impreza, beginning with 2002 models manufactured after September 2001. The 9-2X was available only as a wagon.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was negligible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head brushed the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2002 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS 4-door
Weight 2,981 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase99 in.
Length173 in.
Width68 in.
Engine2.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)5
Left (cm)10
Center (cm)10
Right (cm)8
Brake pedal (cm)10
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-1
Right (cm)-2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test ID
Head
HIC-15138
Peak gs at hard contactnegligible
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)21
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm)31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.4
Femur force - right (kN)2.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)3
Knee displacement - right (mm)5
Maximum tibia index - left0.44
Maximum tibia index - right0.68
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left75
Right56

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