Subaru Crosstrek and Impreza 2022 FAIL in New Side-Impact Crash Test
Road safety is rapidly developing, particularly as roads deteriorate, people become more distracted, and the typical automobile on US roads becomes bigger and heavier. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has increased the expectations of its side impact testing and retested existing small automobiles in response. While some performed well, the Subaru Crosstrek, Impreza hatchback, and Impreza sedan did not do as well.
The IIHS put the Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback, the Nissan Sentra, the Toyota Corolla sedan and hatchback, the Honda Civic sedan and hatchback, the Kia Forte, and the aforementioned Subarus through their paces. Only the three Subarus and the Forte received a “bad” grade. In the latest test, the two Mazdas received a “good” grade, while the rest of the field received an “okay” rating.