The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

2008 Subaru Impreza Aces Frontal Crash Test

September 13, 2007

ARLINGTON, Va. --- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given the 2008 Subaru Impreza an overall rating of "good" for its performance in a frontal crash test.Based on crash tests, the institute rates vehicles as either "good," "acceptable," "marginal," or "poor."The Impreza drew "good" ratings in all six test measures: structure/safety cage; head/neck injury; chest injury; leg/foot, left injury; leg/foot, right injury; and restraints/dummy kinematics. Redesigned for the 2008 model year, the Impreza was tested by Subaru as part of frontal crash test verification."Dummy movement was well controlled," the institute said. "After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury."Further, the institute said, "measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity."The Impreza features side airbags, electronic stability control (optional), antilock brakes and daytime running lights. The vehicle tested was the 2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i wagon.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Comments

Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:
 
 

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All
Sponsored by

Norman Kasschau was the VP/Marketing for ARI, starting in 1958. He originally joined ARI after 12 years of fleet and leasing experience with Ford.

Read more

Accident Costs Calculator

DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH REVENUE IT TAKES TO OFFSET FLEET ACCIDENT COSTS?
Use this calculator to see how much extra sales revenue your company needs to generate to make up for the profits lost as a result of fleet accidents.
Launch Accident Cost Calculator 

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher