2010 Subaru Legacy  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#14 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#30 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2021 Subaru Legacy
The Legacy, a mainstay of Subaru's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. The Subaru Legacy has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. The Legacy has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Subaru Legacy is average 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 2010 Subaru Legacy has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Subaru Legacy has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0435% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.9656%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0435% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.9656% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Subaru Legacy is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Subaru Legacy is 15% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8842Kia OptimaHyundai SonataMitsubishi GalantDodge AvengerMercury MilanFord FusionSubaru LegacySubaru OutbackFord MustangMazda CX-7Suzuki KizashiChrysler SebringComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Subaru Legacy with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 42 to 88. The 2010 Subaru Legacy is safer than the 2010 Kia Optima, the 2010 Hyundai Sonata, the 2010 Mitsubishi Galant, the 2010 Dodge Avenger, the 2010 Mercury Milan, the 2010 Ford Fusion, the 2010 Chrysler Sebring, the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi, the 2010 Mazda CX-7, and the 2010 Ford Mustang.

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