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Subaru Impreza

Subaru Impreza 2.0R, RHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Subaru Impreza

Subaru Impreza 2.0R, RHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 30 pts | 84%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Adequate, Left foot: Adequate
FRONTAL IMPACT
14.8 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Adequate, Abdomen: Adequate, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
7.1 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
5.7 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 36 pts | 73%
PERFORMANCE
8.7 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax Romer Baby Safe Plus
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages

PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax Romer Duo Plus
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
3.0 pts
See comments
Total 26 pts | 72%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
16.2 pts
PELVIS
3.6 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 4 pts | 57%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
VDC
SEATBELT REMINDER
1.0 pts
driver
0


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Subaru Impreza 2.0R, RHD
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2009
Kerb weight 1370kg
VIN from which rating applies applies to Imprezas ordered from February 18 onwards
Class SMALL FAMILY
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal test, the windscreen pillar moving rearward by only 3mm. The knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger were well protected. Subaru showed that occupants of different sizes, or those sat in different positions, would be similarly well protected. High rib deflections indicated poor protection of the chest in the side pole test. Inspection of the car after the side barrier impact revealed that the rear door on the struck side was prevented from opening fully only by the secondary latch, for which the car was penalised. The protection offered against whiplash injury was rated as marginal.

Child occupant
Based on dummy readings alone, the Impreza scored maximum points for protection of the 3 year old in the front and side impacts. The passenger airbag cannot be disabled so a rearward facing child restraint should not be used in that seating position. The label warning of the dangers of doing so was not available in the languages of all the countries in which the car is sold and was not rewarded. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not clearly marked.

Pedestrian
The bumper scored maximum points for the protection offered to pedestrian's legs. The bonnet offered good protection in most areas likely to be hit by a child's head.

Safety assist
As a result of Euro NCAP's new rating scheme, Subaru have made electronic stability control more widely available. From the middle of February 2009, Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control is available as standard on most Impreza variants and as an option on all others throughout Europe. Consumers should be aware that some cars in stock may not be equipped with Vehicle Dynamics Control and Euro NCAP encourages them to choose those which are. The car has a seatbelt reminder system for the driver's seat.

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