Subaru Forester 2003-08 models 2008 Top Safety Pick 2008 Subaru Forester:good performance in front, side, and rear tests and optional electronic stability control FRONTAL OFFSET TEST OVERALL EVALUATION: Good Structure/safety cage Injury measures Restraints/dummy kinematics Head/neck Chest Leg/foot, left Leg/foot, right Good Good Good Good Acceptable Good Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight. Test details: The Subaru Forester was redesigned for the 2003 model year. Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the head hit the roof inboard of the B-pillar. Injury measures — Measures taken from the head, neck, chest, and left leg indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible. Head acceleration from the roof hit was negligible.
Crash, Test, 2003, 2008, Subaru, Forester, IIHS