2017 Subaru Impreza Earns Highest Marks in IIHS Crash Tests

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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