September 28, 2005
Subaru B9 Tribeca earns 5-Star crash test rating
Photo: Jil McIntosh. Click image to enlarge
Cherry Hill, New Jersey – Subaru announced that the new 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca earned the highest rating in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash tests. The 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca received 5 stars in the frontal and side-impact crash tests for both the driver and passenger seating positions.
The test results are measured from 1 to 5 stars, with 5 being the highest. The NCAP side impact crash tests are conducted at 38.5 miles per hour, and full frontal barrier impacts at 35 miles per hour.
The 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca features a “Ring Frame Reinforced structure” with a front-end structure that disperses collision energy in three directions. This design forms a series of “rings” around the passenger compartment. As well, the B9 Tribeca features standard front seat side-impact airbags for thorax-area protection and side curtain airbags (front and middle rows) for head protection. Active front head restraints are employed to help reduce potential whiplash injury in a rear collision. A safety brake pedal system and impact- absorbing driver’s footrest are also used to help reduce lower leg injury in a frontal collision.