Subaru Safety Awards

Subaru safety assessments around the world

Subaru's collision safety tests clearly rank highly in assessments conducted throughout various countries around the world. Yet Subaru believes that even the best assessment results mean nothing on the road if users are not assured of a certain level of safety. Rather than simply aiming for the highest figures in a simulated test environment, cars must be manufactured to provide the best collision safety performance in the event of an unforeseen accident under unexpected conditions. This is Subaru's approach to ALL-AROUND SAFETY, and the numerous safety assessment awards received over the years are testament to Subaru's safe driving record developed over decades.

NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

* Applies to US models only.

NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has carried out NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) safety tests since 1979, providing information on the safety of cars to consumers to allow them to make a decision on which model to purchase. These tests are generally known as the government 5-Star ratings, which originally provided data on frontal impact collision tests. Side impact collision tests were introduced in 1996 (for 1997 model years), and roll-over protection tests in 2000 (for 2001 model years). Crash tests are rated from one star to five, with five stars the maximum score possible.

Impreza 4-Door

2017 (Model Year)

2017
(5-Star Overall Rating)

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Impreza 5-Door

2017 (Model Year)

2017
(5-Star Overall Rating)

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Legacy

2017 (Model Year)

2017
(5-Star Overall Rating)

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Outback

2017 (Model Year)

2017
(5-Star Overall Rating)

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Forester

2017 (Model Year)

2017
(5-Star Overall Rating)

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Subaru XV

2017 (Model Year)

2017
(5-Star Overall Rating)

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Subaru BRZ

2016 (Model Year)

2016
(5-Star Overall Rating)

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IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

* Applies to US models only.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses – deaths, injuries and property damage – from crashes on the nation's roads.

To qualify for a Top Safety Pick award, models must earn a good or acceptable rating for occupant protection in the small overlap front test, plus good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. To qualify for a Top Safety Pick+ award, vehicles must earn a basic, advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention in addition to meeting the criteria for Top Safety Pick.

Impreza 4-Door

2017 (Model Year)

2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+

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Impreza 5-Door

2017 (Model Year)

2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+

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Subaru XV

2017 (Model Year)

2017 TOP SAFETY PICK

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Subaru WRX

2017 (Model Year)

2017 TOP SAFETY PICK

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Legacy

2017 (Model Year)

2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+

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Outback

2017 (Model Year)

2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+

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Forester

2017 (Model Year)

2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+

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Euro NCAP

Euro NCAP is an automobile collision safety test programme carried out in Europe by an independent consumer organisation established in 1997. The safety of cars sold within Europe is inspected using collision tests. By releasing the results publicly, the organisation can provide information on the safety of cars being sold in the European market to users, while also ensuring that manufacturers develop safer cars. There are three Euro NCAP ratings for cars tested before 2009: adult protection, child occupant and pedestrian protection. Three collision tests, consisting of frontal, side and pole tests, are carried out by Euro NCAP for adult protection and child protection ratings.

Levorg

2016 (Model Year)

(5-Star)

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Outback

2014 (Model Year)

(5-Star)

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Forester

2012 (Model Year)

(5-Star)

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Subaru XV

2012 (Model Year)

(5-Star)

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JNCAP (Japan New Car Assessment Program)

JNCAP has assessed the safety of cars sold in the Japanese market every year since 1995, with results available publicly. JNCAP started based on the American NCAP for providing information to allow users to choose the safest car for their needs and to assist in the manufacture of safer cars. Testing was originally carried out by the National Organization for Automotive Safety & Victims' Aid (OSA), and while it is now administered by the National Agency for Automotive Safety & Victims' Aid (NASVA), the testing remains largely unchanged except for several newly added test items. The safety of child seats is also tested.

Outback

2015 (Model Year)

(5-Star)

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Levorg

2014 (Model Year)

(5-Star)

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Forester

2015 (Model Year)

(5-Star)

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Legacy

2015 (Model Year)

(5-Star)

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Subaru BRZ

2013 (Model Year)

(4-Star)

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ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program)

ANCAP is a car safety assessment program carried out by the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), which was established in 1924. Providing support for testing are the Office of Road Safety in each Australian state (New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia), the New Zealand government and the FIA Foundation, an organisation formed under FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile).

Impreza 4-Door

2016 (Model Year)

(5-Star)

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Levorg

2016 (Model Year)

(5-Star)

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Legacy

2015 (Model Year)

(5-Star)

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Outback

2015 (Model Year)

(5-Star)

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Subaru WRX

2014 (Model Year)

(5-Star)

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Forester

2013 (Model Year)

(5-Star)

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Subaru BRZ

2012 (Model Year)

(5-Star)

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Subaru XV

2012 (Model Year)

(5-Star)

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2017
Feb 22, 2017 USA 2017 Subaru Impreza with Optional EyeSight and Specific Headlights Meets IIHS' Highest Standard of Safety "2017 TOP SAFETY PICK + (TSP+)"
2016
Dec 14, 2016 USA 2017 Subaru Legacy, Outback and Forester with Optional EyeSight and Specific Headlights Meet IIHS’ Highest Standard of Safety "2017 TOP SAFETY PICK + (TSP+)"
Dec 9, 2016 Japan All-New Subaru Impreza Wins 2016–2017 Car of the Year Japan
Dec 1, 2016 Japan Subaru's EyeSight-equipped Impreza, Legacy, Outback, Forester, Levorg and WRX S4 Win Top ASV++ Rating in JNCAP Preventive Safety Performance Assessment
Aug 31, 2016 Europe Subaru Levorg Awarded Top Five-Star Rating in 2016 Euro NCAP Safety Test
Jun 07, 2016 Isle of Man New Subaru WRX STI Time Attack Car Shatters Lap Record at Isle Of Man TT Course
May 30, 2016 Germany Subaru WRX STI Scores Back-to-Back Class Win in the 2016 Nürburgring 24-Hour Race
Jan 25, 2016 Japan Subaru Forester Wins Top ASV+ Rating in JNCAP Preventive Safety Performance Assessment
2015
Dec 17, 2015 Japan Subaru XV and Impreza Win Top ASV+ Rating in JNCAP Preventive Safety Performance Assessment
Dec 14, 2015 USA Subaru WRX's Boxer "DIT" Engine Named to Ward's "10 Best Engines" of 2016 for the Second Consecutive Year
Dec 10, 2015 USA Subaru Meets IIHS' Highest Standard of Safety "2016 TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) +"
Sep 14, 2015 USA 2016 Subaru WRX Awarded IIHS' Highest Standard of Safety "2015 TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) +"
May 08, 2015 Japan Subaru Outback, Legacy, Forester, WRX and Levorg Win 2014 - 2015 JNCAP "Five Star Award"
Jan 26, 2015 Japan Subaru XV and Impreza Awarded Top ASV+ Rating in JNCAP Preventive Safety Performance Assessment
2014
Dec 24, 2014 USA Subaru Meets IIHS' Highest Standard of Safety "2015 TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) +"
Dec 12, 2014 USA Subaru WRX's Boxer DIT Engine Named to Ward's 10 Best Engines of 2015
Dec 05, 2014 Europe All-New Subaru Outback Awarded Top Five-Star Rating in 2014 Euro NCAP Safety Test
Dec 04, 2014 Japan All-New Subaru Outback & Legacy Awarded Top JNCAP "ASV+" Rating in Preventive Safety Performance Assessment
Nov 28, 2014 USA 2015 Subaru Impreza Awarded IIHS' Highest Standard of Safety "2014 TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) +"
Oct 23, 2014 Japan Three Subaru Models Awarded Top JNCAP "ASV+" Rating in Preventive Safety Performance Assessment
Oct 01, 2014 Japan Subaru Levorg Wins "Good Design Award 2014"
Aug 20, 2014 USA All-New Subaru Legacy and Outback Awarded IIHS' Highest Standard of Safety "2014 TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) +"
Jul 31, 2014 USA Subaru BRZ Awarded 2014 "IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP)"
May 14, 2014 USA Subaru All-New WRX and WRX STI Awarded 2014 "IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP)"