According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 Subaru Forester is the first vehicle to ace every section of the “small overlap front crash test” – one of the most challenging tests the Institute runs on vehicles. The Redesigned 2014 Forester is the only one of 13 tested SUVs to earn an overall rating of “good”, with most others rating “acceptable” or below.
According to the IIHS, the crash test simulates what occurs when the front corner of a moving vehicle strikes another vehicle or stationary object. The test is run by remotely driving the front corner of each vehicle at 40 miles per hour into a 5-foot-tall barrier, and analyzing the results. Factors such as airbag deployment, structural damage prevention, kinematics, and occupant compartment invasion illustrate some of the aspects that are studied for each tested vehicle. Among the worst ratings for restraints and kinematics was the 2014 Jeep Patriot.
Watch a video of the IIHS’s crash tests here.
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