Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Subaru Outback 2014

2.0 diesel EyeSight , 5 door estate

Test Date: Dec 2014

Subaru Outback crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 85%
Child Occupant 87%
Pedestrian 70%
Safety Assist 73%

Compare with other cars in the Large Family Car category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and the passenger. Subaru showed that the same level of protection would be provided to occupants of different statures and to those sat in different positions, whose knees may contact the dashboard in a different place. The Outback scored maximum points in the side impact barrier test, with good protection of all critical body areas. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest and abdomen was adequate, while that of the head and pelvis was good. Tests on the front seats and head restraints, and a geometric assessment of the rear restraints, indicated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. Subaru's 'EyeSight' autonomous braking system operates from low, city-type speeds to higher speeds typical of inter-urban driving. As the system is not standard, its functionality at low speeds did not qualify for assessement.

Child occupant

The front passenger airbag of the Outback is by default off, allowing a rearward facing child restraint to be safely used in that seating position. The airbag is turned on only when an occupant of a suitable size is detected in the seat. The system met Euro NCAP's requirements and was rewarded. All of the restraint types for which the car is designed could be properly installed and accommodated in the car.


The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs in all areas tested. However, the front edge of the bonnet showed poor results in almost all areas tested. The protection provided by the bonnet surface to a pedestrian's head was good or adequate in most areas tested with poor results recorded only on the stiff windscreen pillars.

Safety assist

The Outback as electronic stability control as standard equipment, together with a seatbelt reminder for the front and rear seats. While a speed assistance system is not available, a lane support system is an option. As it is expected to be fitted to most cars sold, it was included in the assessment and met Euro NCAP's requirements. As the 'EyeSight' system is an option which is expected to be fitted to most cars sold, its functionality at higher speeds, typical of open road driving, was assessed and its performance was rated as good.

applies to all Outbacks of the specification tested