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Driver Protection rating based on analysis of real world crashes.

Protection for other road users rating:
3 Protection for Other Road Users Rating - Marginal



Used Car Safety Report

The Subaru Forester 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 Forester 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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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score32.78out of 37
Frontal Offset test13.78out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points1out of 3

The tested model of SUBARU FORESTER was introduced in 2002.

The SUBARU FORESTER scored 13.78 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape very well. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver and passenger.

The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and 2 points out of 2 in the optional pole test.

This was the first vehicle tested by ANCAP to earn 5 stars.


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.

Vehicles built from February 2003 have improved knee protection and a seat belt reminder for the driver and this revised assessment applies to those vehicles. Dual front and side airbags with head protection are standard equipment on all Subaru Foresters built from Aug 2004. ABS brakes are standard on all variants.

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. These seat belts also have load limiters.

A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt.

ANCAP & UCSR Rating Explained
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Frontal Offset Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 13.78 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.67 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.111 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape very well in the offset crash test. The front part of the driver's floor was pushed rearwards 83mm. The brake pedal mounts released during the crash to reduce the risk of leg injury. The dash moved 11mm towards the driver. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 2mm, upwards -28mm and sideways 20mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 10mm rearwards. The roof had almost no deformation. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 11mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash the driver's door could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. The driver's knees hit the steering column and dash. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. The passenger's knees hit the glove box.

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

Protection from serious injury was good. As the vehicle was fitted with head protecting side airbags the optional pole test was carried out and the vehicle scored 2 points out of a maxium of 2.

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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1-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A separate pedestrian impact test is conducted. This test estimates injuries to pedestrians struck by a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h. The more stars the better (maximum 4 stars).


Pedestrian Rating Explained

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
9.6 L/100km 228 g/km 5.5 /10 5 /10 3-Star Overall Rating

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