2002 Subaru Forester

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2002 Subaru Forester 4-door SUV
1999 Subaru Forester shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

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 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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF98018
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 14
Left (cm) 17
Center (cm) 21
Right (cm) 17
Brake pedal (cm) 23
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 6
Right (cm) 5
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) 5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 9

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF98018
Head
HIC-15 201
Peak gs at hard contact 9
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 19
Maximum Nij 0.40
Chest maximum compression (mm) 46
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 4.4
Femur force - right (kN) 2.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 7
Knee displacement - right (mm) 12
Maximum tibia index - left 0.48
Maximum tibia index - right 0.62
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 81
Right 54

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted