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2002 Impreza Achieves Institute’s “Best Pick” Distinction

The 2002 Subaru Impreza achieved the highest rating in the most recent series of frontal offset crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Impreza also earned the Institute’s coveted “Best Pick” designation.

Vehicle ratings reflect performance in 40-mph frontal offset crash tests into a deformable barrier. Based on the results, the Institute evaluates the crashworthiness of passenger vehicles, assigning each vehicle a rating from good to poor. The Institute’s frontal offset test is especially demanding of the vehicle’s structure, as a relatively small area of the vehicle’s front-end structure must manage the crash energy.

“Safety is a primary tenet of the Subaru brand,” said T.K. Saito, Chairman, President and CEO, Subaru of America, Inc. “We are very pleased with the IIHS results, as they further reinforce our commitment to occupant safety. All Subaru vehicles tested – including Legacy, Forester and Impreza – have received the Institute’s highest rating (in addition to providing excellent occupant protection in the event of a collision). Subaru vehicles not only provide protection in the event of a collision, but our Subaru All-Wheel Drive system provides drivers with outstanding traction and control to help avoid accidents.”