- The 2015 Subaru WRX and WRX STI small cars earned the 2014 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
- This is the first time the IIHS has rated the Subaru WRX, which was redesigned for 2015.
- The WRX and WRX STI earned good scores in all IIHS crash tests, including the small overlap front crash test.
This is the first time the IIHS has rated the Subaru WRX, which was redesigned for 2015.
The WRX and WRX STI earned "good" scores in all IIHS crash tests, including the small overlap front crash test. The crash replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object such as a tree or utility pole.
"In the small overlap test, the structure of the WRX held up, and the driver's space was maintained well," said the IIHS in a statement on Monday. "The dummy's movement was well-controlled, and measures taken from the dummy indicated a low risk of any significant injuries. The dummy's head made good contact with the front airbag, which stayed in position during the crash. The side airbag deployed with enough forward coverage to protect the head from contact with the side structure and outside objects."
The 2015 WRX and WRX STI have not been rated yet by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
For 2015, a driver's knee airbag is added to the roster of safety features on WRX and WRX STI.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers should note that Subaru has more 2014 IIHS Top Safety Picks than any other brand.