Subaru XV Receives Five-Star Euro NCAP Rating [Video]
Even though the XV’s safety cell remained stable during the frontal impact, multiple sport welds in the driver’s foot well failed, with the car being penalized, Subsequently, Subaru told Euro NCAP that it has enhanced the welding.
The knees and femurs of the driver and passenger were well protected, but structures in the dashboard were considered as a threat to occupants of different sizes and to those sitting in various protection. The vehicle fared well in the side impact test, but it only offered marginal protection for the chest during the more difficult pole test. In the event of a rear-end collision, the seat and the head restraint offer good protection.
The crossover offered good all-round children protection, also coming with a system that only turns on the front passenger airbag only when an occupant with a suitable weight is detected, with the feature earning extra points for the car.
The pedestrians were offered good protection by the bumper, but the front edge of the bonnet only offered poor protection. It did come with good protection for a child’s head though.
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