Applies to 2015 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 Outback is a twin of the tested vehicle.
The Subaru Legacy was redesigned for the 2015 model year. The small overlap frontal crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon version of the Legacy, known as the Outback, also redesigned for 2015.
The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 9 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 5-6 cm at the hinge pillar and instrument panel.
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 has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 4-door 4wd|
|Weight|| 3,481 lbs.|
|Side airbags||front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags|
|Engine||2.5 L 4-cylinder|
|EPA ratings||26 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)||9|
|Left toepan (cm)||3|
|Brake pedal (cm)||6|
|Parking brake (cm)|
|Rocker panel lateral average (cm)||1|
|Upper occupant compartment|
|Upper hinge pillar max (cm)||5|
|Upper dash (cm)||6|
|Lower instrument panel (cm)||6|
Driver injury measures
|Peak gs at hard contact||no contact |
|Tension (kN)||1.2 |
|Extension bending moment (Nm)||4 |
|Maximum Nij ||0.22 |
|Chest maximum compression (mm)||25 |
|Knee displacement (mm)|
|Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)|
|Maximum tibia index|
|Tibia axial force (kN)|
|Foot acceleration (g)|