2017 Subaru Impreza Earns Highest Marks in IIHS Crash Tests

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2017 Subaru Impreza has earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Redesigned for the 2017 model year, the Impreza earned top ratings for crash protection, has a superior-rated front crash prevention system and good-rated headlights. Both the sedan and hatchback versions of the 2017 Impreza earn the award, with the optional EyeSight system earning a superior rating for front crash prevention. According to IIHS, in track tests at 12 mph and 25 mph, the Impreza avoided a collision. The system also has a forward collision warning component that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) criteria.

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The Impreza has several available headlight systems and when equipped with LED headlights with high-beam assist, the car earns a good headlight rating. Without high-beam assist, the LED headlights earn an acceptable rating. The standard halogen lights earn a marginal rating.

In addition, the Impreza also earns the top rating of good+ for ease of use of LATCH hardware for installing child restraints. It is the only small car to earn top ratings in all IIHS evaluations.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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