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2009 Subaru Impreza

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Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2016
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
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 2008-11 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.

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Subaru Impreza was redesigned for the 2008 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Subaru as part of frontal crash test verification. The moderate overlap ratings apply to both the 4-door sedan and 5-door (wagon) variants of the Impreza.

Injury measures

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

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i wagon 4wd
Weight 3,133 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 103 in.
Length 174 in.
Width 69 in.
Engine 2.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0709
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 2
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 7
Right (cm) 4
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 2
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0709
Head
HIC-15 152
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 35
Maximum Nij 0.34
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.6
Femur force - right (kN) 1.4
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.55
Maximum tibia index - right 0.55
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 74
Right 56

Applies to 2008-11 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
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Subaru Impreza was redesigned for the 2008 model year. The side impact ratings apply to both the 4-door sedan and 5-door (wagon) variants of the Impreza.

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 curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

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

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,128 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 103 in.
Length 180 in.
Width 69 in.
Engine 2.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0732
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.
-8.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0732
Head HIC-15 369
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 42
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 32
Average deflection (mm) 23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.83
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.41
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.6
Combined force (kN) 3.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 102
A-P moment (Nm) 53

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0732
Head HIC-15 261
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 1.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 36
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 26
Average deflection (mm) 22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.42
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.36
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.6
Combined force (kN) 3.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 150
A-P moment (Nm) 37

Applies to 2008-11 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 3,132 lbs
Peak force 14,485 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.62
Tested vehicle
Rating applies to both the 4-door sedan and wagon (5-door) versions. Each version was tested; values in table are for wagon. Sedan had curb weight of 3,125 lbs, peak force of 14,069 lbs, and strength-to-weight ratio of 4.50.
2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i wagon 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2008-11 models

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

Manual cloth seats AHR

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seats AHR
Geometry
Backset (mm) 28
Distance below top of head (mm) 36
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.5
Head contact time (ms) 62
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 11
Max neck tension (N) 449
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control (standard beginning with 2009 models, optional on 2008 models)
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights

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