The Subaru XV is being introduced in Australia and New Zealand during 2012. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants.
This rating is based on ANCAP crash tests of the Impreza sedan. Subaru provided technical evidence to ANCAP to show that the crash test results apply to the XV, which has a higher ground clearance than the Impreza.
Dual front airbags, side airbags, head-protecting side curtains and a driver knee airbag are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).