2012 Subaru WRX Safety

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Safety
Along with the departure from the standard Impreza range, the WRX and STI share their structures, including a lighter, more rigid chassis and body panels.

Neither the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) nor the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) has crash-tested the 2012 WRX or STI.

Standard safety equipment includes front, side, and side-curtain airbags; electronic stability and traction control; anti-lock brakes with brake-force distribution and brake assist; hill-start assist; and daytime running lamps. And of course, all WRX and STI models get Subaru's standard all-wheel drive for excellent inclement weather ability.

They lack crash test ratings, but the 2012 WRX and STI are capable, well-handling cars with a fairly comprehensive slate of standards safety equipment, plus the security of all-wheel drive.

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