Subaru Adds Two More "Top Safety Pick Plus" Models to Lineup
By: Jeff Youngs, 11/7/2013
Based on new IIHS crash-test results, the 2014 Impreza and 2014 XV Crosstrek have earned the Institute's "Top Safety Pick Plus" rating. To achieve this rating, a vehicle must perform at an "Acceptable" or "Good" level in the new small overlap frontal-impact crash test, which is designed to measure crash protection when the front left corner of a vehicle impacts a tree, utility pole, or oncoming traffic. Additionally, the tested vehicle must rate as "Good" in the four other crash tests conducted by the IIHS: moderate overlap front; side; roof strength; and head restraints and seats.
Starting with the 2014 model year, Subaru made structural changes to the Impreza and XV Crosstrek in order to improve their performance in the small overlap test. They join three other Subaru models to have earned the "Top Safety Pick Plus" designation: the 2014 Forester, 2014 Legacy, and 2014 Outback. A total of 29 models, including these five Subarus, have been named as "Top Safety Pick Plus" models by the Institute.
- 2014 Subaru Impreza Overview
- 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Overview
- Subaru Car & Truck Quality, Dependability & Performance Ratings
- 2013 Subaru Buyer's Guide