Safety is designed into every angle of the Subaru Impreza. It’s designed to help you avoid danger, and to help protect drivers, passengers, and even pedestrians if an accident were to occur. Maintain the utmost composure with responsive handling, excellent visibility, and the peace of mind and control you can only get from Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. And because no driver is perfect, the Impreza equipped with technologies that can help filter out driver error for a safer driving experience.
The 4-wheel disc brakes feature lightweight aluminium rear calipers and a design that helps provide a strong, progressive feel. The Antilock Braking System includes Electronic Brake-force Distribution, to reapportion front/rear braking pressure when the vehicle is loaded. To help ensure maximum braking during an emergency, the Impreza features both Brake Assist and Brake Override.
The Vehicle Dynamics Control System monitors and analyses via an array of sensors whether the vehicle is following the driver’s intended path. If the vehicle approaches the limits of stability, the AWD torque distribution, engine output and brakes at each wheel are adjusted to assist in keeping the vehicle on course.
When the unpredictable happens, the Impreza is engineered to help protect drivers, passengers and even pedestrians. Every bit of knowledge gained from the crash test is applied—from the airbags to the chassis, to the cabin-protecting layout, it’s all engineered to help minimise the effects of a collision and protect passengers.
The Impreza features whiplash-reducing front seats and energy-absorbing head restraints, along with seatbelts with pretensioners, that can help better protect front occupants during a rear collision. Front, front-side, curtain and knee SRS* airbags are standard on all models to maximise protection in frontal and side impacts.
The Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frames feature high-tensile steel designs that are strong and rigid, yet light in weight. The passenger cabin is strengthened from the roof to the doors, pillars and floor. This design helps, in a collision, to divert and dissipate impact energy away from the occupants.
In the event of a head-on collision, the SUBARU BOXER engine and gearbox are designed, for your protection, to avoid crashing into the cabin.