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2014 Subaru Impreza

Small car

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (XV Crosstrek models only)
3
Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Electronic stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Daytime running lights
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
G
2007
G
G
G
2006
G
G
G
2005
G
G
2004
G
2003
G
2002
G

Applies to 2014 models

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

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.

Structure

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.

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

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 vehicle2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i wagon
Weight 3,024 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length174 in.
Width68 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings27 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1337
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)6
Footrest (cm)12
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)7
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)2
Steering column0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)2
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)4
Lower instrument panel (cm)4

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1337
Head
HIC-15133
Peak gs at hard contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)9
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm)26
Femur (kN)
Left1.0
Right1.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left1
Right1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.68
Right0.43
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left2.1
Right2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left96
Right59

Applies to 2014 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, 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 but also in moderate 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. Moderate offset frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Subaru as part of frontal crash test verification.

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. The driver and passenger side curtain and side torso airbags deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium 4-door
Weight 3,142 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length180 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings27 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1309
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)3
Left (cm)5
Center (cm)8
Right (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)0
Rearward (cm)6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1309
Head
HIC-15132
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)15
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm)34
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.7
Femur force - right (kN)1.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)2
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.54
Maximum tibia index - right0.39
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left62
Right66

Applies to 2012-14 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, not including the WRX performance models, was redesigned for the 2012 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Subaru as part of side crash test verification. The side 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.

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 vehicle2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium 4-door
Weight 3,018 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length180 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.0 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings27 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1111
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.
-11.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1111
Head HIC-15316
Neck
Tension (kN)0.3
Compression (kN)0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)47
Lateral force (kN)1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)32
Average deflection (mm)28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.37
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.50
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.0
Acetabulum force (kN)2.3
Combined force (kN)4.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.0
L-M moment (Nm)147
A-P moment (Nm) -55

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1111
Head HIC-15324
Neck
Tension (kN)0.7
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)41
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)32
Average deflection (mm)28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.46
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.49
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.0
Acetabulum force (kN)1.8
Combined force (kN)2.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.2
L-M moment (Nm)181
A-P moment (Nm) 29

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight2,985 lbs
Peak force15,525 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio5.20
Tested vehicle
Rating applies to both the Impreza 4-door sedan and wagon (5-door) versions and to the structurally identical XV Crosstrek.
2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i wagon 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2012-14 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 seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)36
Distance below top of head (mm)2
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.9
Head contact time (ms)62
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)398

Applies to 2013-14 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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