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Subaru XV

Subaru XV, 2.0i, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Subaru XV

Subaru XV, 2.0i, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 31 pts | 86%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Good, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Adequate, Left foot: Adequate
FRONTAL IMPACT
13.0 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
6.4 pts
Neck: Good

Total 44 pts | 90%
PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintFair G 0/1 Isofix
( data_Fair_G_01_Isofix )
Group0 / 1
( data_0__1 )
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
11.2 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintRömer Duo plus Isofix
( data_Römer_Duo_plus_Isofix )
Group1
( data_1 )
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
9.0 pts
See comments
Total 23 pts | 64%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
16.9 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 6 pts | 86%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
0
( data_0 )
Not assessed
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
VDC
( data_VDC )
Pass
SEATBELT REMINDER
3.0 pts
driver
Pass
passenger
Pass
rear
Pass


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Subaru XV, 2.0i, LHD
( data_Subaru_XV__2.0i__LHD )
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2012
( data_2012 )
Kerb weight 1435kg
( data_1435kg )
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies XV's of the specification tested
Seat tested
( data_ )
EPA ratings
( data_ )
Class Small Family Car.
( data_Small_Family_Car. )
Safety equipment


Comments

The rating of the Subaru XV has been upgraded from 2011 to 2012. The car is unchanged and test results have been carried over from the previous year. The 2012 rating reflects the performance of the XV against Euro NCAP's latest requirements.

Adult occupant
In the frontal impact, the passenger compartment remained stable. However, there was rupture of several spot-welds in the driver's footwell and the car was penalised. Subaru have informed Euro NCAP that they have made improvements to the welding in this area. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. However, structures in the dashboard were thought to pose a risk to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, the XV scored maximum points with good protection of all body areas. However, in the more severe side pole test, dummy readings of rib compression indicated weak chest protection. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant
Based on dummy readings in the dynamic crash tests, the XV scored maximum points for its protection of the 18 month infant. In the frontal impact, forward movement of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward facing restraint, was not excessive. In the side impact, both dummies were properly contained by their restraints, minimising the possibility of dangerous head contacts. The front passenger airbag of the XV is by default off, allowing a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. The airbag is turned on only when an occupant of a suitable size is detected in the seat. The system met Euro NCAP's requirements and was rewarded.

Pedestrian
The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet was poor in all areas tested and scored no points. In most areas where a child's head might strike, the bonnet provided good protection. However, the protection provided in those areas where an adult's head would strike was predominantly poor or marginal.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard equipment on the XV, as is a seatbelt reminder system for the driver, passenger and rear seats. A speed limitation device is not offered on the XV.

Rating reviews

Feb 2012 Rating published
Feb 2014 Annual review
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