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SUBARU Outback 2006

Outback Wagon

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4 Star Driver ProtectionUCSR Logo

Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.

Protection for other road users rating:
4 Protection for Other Road Users Rating - Good



Used Car Safety Report

The Subaru Outback has been awarded a 4 star Driver Protection rating in the latest Used Car Safety Rating (UCSR) report. UCSR are reported annually by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Ratings are estimated from data on real crashes reported to police in Australia and New Zealand and provide a very high level of confidence. The UCSR report classifies cars according to where their rating lies in relation to a best performance benchmark. The Driver Protection rating measures the relative safety of cars in preventing serious injury to their own drivers in crashes.

Driver Protection Rating
Rating Result
5 Star Driver Protection Excellent
4 Star Driver Protection Good
3 Star Driver Protection Marginal
2 Star Driver Protection Poor
1 Star Driver Protection Very Poor

The Subaru Outback also received a protection for other road users rating in the UCSR report. The protection for other road users rating indicates the level of protection that a vehicle provides for other unprotected road users (other car drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists) in the event of a crash.

Protection For Other Road Users Rating
Rating Result
Excellent
Good
Marginal
Poor
Very Poor

For further information on the UCSR please click here.

If you would like to view the new car safety rating produced by ANCAP please see the archived report below:



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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score32.57out of 37
Frontal Offset test14.52out of 16
Side impact test15.05out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points3out of 3

The Subaru Outback was released in 2003. These test results apply to models built from 2004 without side curtains.

The Subaru Outback scored 14.52 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape very well in the offset crash test. There was a slight risk of chest and lower leg injury for the driver and passenger.

The vehicle scored 15.05 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. There was a high risk of serious chest and abdomen injury for the driver.

Advanced seat belt reminders earned the vehicle 3 bonus points and a five star rating.

Note: These test results are based on crash tests of the Subaru Liberty. ANCAP was provided with evidence that the results also apply to the Subaru Outback. However, Liberty pedestrian results do not apply to the Outback.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags are standard equipment. ABS brakes are also standard. Side airbags with head protecting curtains are available as part of a safety pack (see separate crash test results).

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to all seating positions.

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Frontal Offset Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 14.52 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.21 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.31 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape very well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 25mm and upwards 12mm. The steering wheel hub moved forwards 10mm and upwards 11mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 7mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. The passenger's head was also cushioned by an airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 15.05 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 3.26 pts
Abdomen 3.79 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle was not eligible for a Pole Impact Test since it did not have head-protecting side airbags. This test can earn eligible vehicles an extra two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
9.1 L/100km 217 g/km


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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score35.52out of 37
Frontal Offset test14.52out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points3out of 3

This result applies to the Subaru Outback with side curtains from 2004. A separate rating is available for the non-curtain version.

The vehicle scored 14.52 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape very well in the offset crash test.. There was a slight risk of chest and lower leg injury for the driver and passenger.

The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. A further 2 points were scored in the optional pole test and three points were awarded for advanced seat belt reminders.

Note: These test results are based on crash tests of the Subaru Liberty wagon. ANCAP was provided with evidence that the results also apply to the Subaru Outback. However, Liberty pedestrian results do not apply to the Outback.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment from 2007. Antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) are also standard. Electronic stability control (ESC) is available on some variants. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
This shows the differences between the rating processes.


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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 14.52 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.21 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.31 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape very well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 25mm and upwards 12mm. The steering wheel hub moved forwards 10mm and upwards 11mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 7mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. The passenger's head was also cushioned by an airbag.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags and scored four points for the head in the side impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
10.9 L/100km 260 g/km

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