Top Safety Pick

2013 Subaru Crosstrek

small car / 4-door wagon

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2013 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium 4-door 4wd

The Subaru Impreza, not including the WRX performance models, was redesigned for the 2012 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. The frontal ratings also apply to the wagon (5-door) version of the Impreza and to the XV Crosstrek, a wagon with increased ground clearance that was introduced in the 2013 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1108
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 2
Left (cm) 5
Center (cm) 6
Right (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -2
Rearward (cm) -8
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1108
Head
HIC-15 215
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 16
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm) 33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.4
Femur force - right (kN) 1.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.26
Maximum tibia index - right 0.42
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 85
Right 59

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2013-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

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 Crosstrek, a wagon with increased ground clearance introduced in the 2013 model year (originally known as the XV Crosstrek).

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1111
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -11.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1111
Head HIC-15 316
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 ID VTS1111
Head HIC-15 324
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

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2013-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i wagon 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,985 lbs
Peak force 15,525 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.20

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 36
Distance below top of head (mm) 2
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.9
Head contact time (ms) 62
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 398

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted