2016 Subaru WRX  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#73 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#140 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Subaru WRX
The WRX, part of Subaru's lineup since 2002, is a midsize sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. The WRX has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. The Subaru WRX provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 Subaru WRX is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2016 Subaru WRX has a score of 69, implying a 0.056% chance of driver death (5% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.049%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.3%.

We estimate that the 2016 Subaru WRX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0564% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.441%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0564% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.441% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Subaru WRX is 21% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Subaru WRX is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Subaru WRX offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8864Subaru WRXToyota RAV4Ford MustangBuick LaCrosseVolkswagen TiguanV. Golf SportWagenChevrolet CamaroKia SorentoBuick RegalSubaru ForesterJeep CherokeeKia SportageComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Subaru WRX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 88. The 2016 Subaru WRX is less safe than the 2016 Ford Mustang, the 2016 Buick LaCrosse, the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, the 2016 Kia Sportage, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee, the 2016 Subaru Forester, the 2016 Buick Regal, the 2016 Kia Sorento, and the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. It is about as safe as the 2016 Toyota RAV4.

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