2001 Subaru Forester

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2001 Subaru Forester 4-door SUV
1999 Subaru Forester shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front


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Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1999-2002 models

Tested vehicle: 1999 Subaru Forester L 4-door 4wd

The Subaru Forester was introduced in the 1998 model year and structurally modified for the 1999 model year to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver space was maintained reasonably well.

Pink, white, and blue paint above the dummy's head shows where it hit the roof rail after rebounding from the airbag.

Green paint shows where the dummy's knee hit the bolster and recorded possible knee injury.