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SUBARU WRX 2017

The Subaru Impreza WRX hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score35.85out of 37
Frontal Offset test14.85out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points3out of 3


The tested model of Subaru WRX was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in 2014. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants. Crash tests were conducted under ANCAP's Niche Vehicle Policy.

In the frontal offset crash test, driver chest and leg protection was acceptable. Passenger chest and leg protection was also acceptable. Driver protection was good in the side impact crash test. Head protection in the side pole test was also good.


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 frontal, side chest and side head airbags (curtains) and a driver knee airbag are standard. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Frontal Offset Test Image
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 14.85 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.47 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.38 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the frontal offset test. Pedal and steering wheel displacements were well controlled. Driver and passenger contact with the airbags was stable. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

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* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

Good protection was provided for the driver in the side impact test. The side airbags performed well.

The vehicle was eligible for a side pole test because it has side curtain airbags. The vehicle scored the maximum 2 points for head protection in this test.

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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Whiplash Protection Test

Whiplash protection is assessed to the RCAR Protocol

Geometric test: GOOD
Dynamic test: GOOD

Overall whiplash rating: GOOD

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image
Good

Pedestrian Summary

Scored 28.31 out of 36 points

Child head impacts: 9.99 points
Adult head impacts: 8.26 points
Upper leg impacts: 4.06 points
Lower leg impacts: 6.00 points

Good protection is provided in most areas likely to be struck by a pedestrian.


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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
9.2 L/100km 213 g/km

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