2022 Subaru Crosstrek

small car / 4-door wagon

2022 Subaru Crosstrek 4-door wagon
2018 Subaru Crosstrek shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2018-22 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 4-door 4wd

The Subaru Impreza was redesigned for the 2017 model year and the Subaru Crosstrek was redesigned for the 2018 model year. Two driver-side small overlap frontal tests of the Impreza were conducted, one by the Institute and the other by Subaru as part of frontal crash test verification. Ratings are based on both tests and apply to both the 4-door sedan and wagon versions of the Impreza as well as 2018 and later models of the Crosstrek wagon.

The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, a plug-in hybrid electric variant of the Crosstrek wagon, was introduced in the 2019 model year. Ratings also apply to the Crosstrek Hybrid.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the Institute's driver-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well (Institute test car shown).

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury (Institute test shown).

The driver's space was maintained well in both tests, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1704 VTN1701
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 2 4
Footrest (cm) 4 7
Left toepan (cm) 3 4
Brake pedal (cm) 3 4
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0 2
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 2 2
Upper dash (cm) 2 3
Lower instrument panel (cm) 3 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1704 VTN1701
Head
HIC-15 78 261
Peak gs at hard contact no contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 10 7
Maximum Nij 0.21 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm) 21 27
Femur (kN)
Left 0.9 1.1
Right 1.7 1.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1 1
Right 1 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0 0
Right 0 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.62 0.64
Right 0.68 0.34
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.8 2.9
Right 4.0 2.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 60 66
Right 67 79

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2018-22 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium wagon 4wd

The Subaru Impreza was redesigned for the 2017 model year and the Subaru Crosstrek was redesigned for the 2018 model year. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Subaru as part of frontal crash test verification. Ratings apply to both the 4-door sedan and wagon versions of the Impreza as well as 2018 and later models of the Crosstrek wagon.

The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, a plug-in hybrid electric variant of the Crosstrek wagon, was introduced in the 2019 model year. Ratings also apply to the Crosstrek Hybrid.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP1707
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Footrest (cm) 11
Right toepan (cm) 6
Center toepan (cm) 1
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Upper dash (cm) 4
Right lower dash (cm) 4

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP1707
Head
HIC-15 85
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm) 22
Femur (kN)
Left 0.2
Right 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.42
Right 0.59
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.3
Right 2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 38
Right 31

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1707
Head
HIC-15 70
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.16
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Femur (kN)
Left 0.4
Right 0.7
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.36
Right 0.43
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.1
Right 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 39
Right 51

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2018-22 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium wagon 4wd

The Subaru Impreza was redesigned for the 2017 model year and the Subaru Crosstrek was redesigned for the 2018 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. Ratings apply to both the 4-door sedan and wagon versions of the Impreza as well as 2018 and later models of the Crosstrek wagon.

The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, a plug-in hybrid electric variant of the Crosstrek wagon, was introduced in the 2019 model year. Ratings also apply to the Crosstrek Hybrid.

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 VTF1627
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 8
Right (cm) 4
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) -1
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -3
Rearward (cm) -6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1627
Head
HIC-15 143
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 22
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.4
Femur force - right (kN) 1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.43
Maximum tibia index - right 0.52
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 84
Right 50

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2018-22 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium wagon 4wd

The Subaru Impreza was redesigned for the 2017 model year and the Subaru Crosstrek was redesigned for the 2018 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Subaru as part of side crash test verification. Ratings apply to both the 4-door sedan and wagon versions of the Impreza as well as 2018 and later models of the Crosstrek wagon.

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 VTS1626
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -16.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1626
Head HIC-15 273
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 41
Lateral force (kN) 1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 43
Average deflection (mm) 32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.88
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.54
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.5
Combined force (kN) 3.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.2
L-M moment (Nm) 191
A-P moment (Nm) 47

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1626
Head HIC-15 189
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 33
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 25
Average deflection (mm) 21
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.15
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.24
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.2
Combined force (kN) 1.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.7
L-M moment (Nm) 168
A-P moment (Nm) -41

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2018-22 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium 4-door 4wd

Rating applies to both the Impreza 4-door sedan (tested) and wagon versions and to the structurally similar 2018 and later Crosstrek wagon.

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,058 lbs
Peak force 15,167 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.96

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) 26
Distance below top of head (mm) -4
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.2
Head contact time (ms) 56
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 329

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted
Currently, IIHS tests apply only to front seats.