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2007 Subaru Impreza

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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
See below for ratings based on manufacture date.
2006 Subaru Impreza shown
2006 Subaru Impreza shown
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 yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2015
G
G
G
G
G
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
G
2007
G
G
G
2006
G
G
G
2005
G
G
2004
G
2003
G
2002
G

Applies to 2002-07 models

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 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 4wd
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 IDCEF0126
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 IDCEF0126
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

Applies to 2006-07 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
A
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Subaru Impreza was redesigned for the 2002 model year. Side airbags designed to protect drivers' and front passengers' heads and torsos became standard beginning with 2006 models (optional in 2004-05 models). The Saab 9-2X was introduced in the 2005 model year, equipped with standard side airbags using the same design as in the Impreza. The 9-2X was discontinued after the 2006 model year.

Beginning with 2006 Impreza and 9-2X models, a reinforcement was added to the the pillar behind each rear passenger door to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

The side impact crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon version of the Impreza, beginning with 2006 models. The 9-2X was available only as a wagon.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,051 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase99 in.
Length176 in.
Width68 in.
Engine2.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings23 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0606
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-5.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0606
Head HIC-15325
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)55
Lateral force (kN)2.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)39
Average deflection (mm)32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.24
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.88
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.0
Acetabulum force (kN)3.2
Combined force (kN)5.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.0
L-M moment (Nm)195
A-P moment (Nm) 23

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0606
Head HIC-15577
Neck
Tension (kN)0.6
Compression (kN)1.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)39
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)43
Average deflection (mm)34
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.71
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.77
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.7
Acetabulum force (kN)2.7
Combined force (kN)3.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.0
L-M moment (Nm)107
A-P moment (Nm) -44

Applies to 2005-07 models built after September 2004

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

All seats (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)40
Distance below top of head (mm)42
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.9
Head contact time (ms)64
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)42
Max neck tension (N)462

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