2012 Subaru Legacy  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#24 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#53 of all 2012 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 Legacy has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with standard all-wheel drive (AWD). Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 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 2012 Subaru Legacy has a score of 79, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Subaru Legacy has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.044% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0224%, meaning the average driver has a 0.044% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0224% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Subaru Legacy is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Subaru Legacy is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8844Mitsubishi GalantMazda 5Dodge AvengerNissan RogueFord FusionMitsubishi OutlanderSubaru LegacyFord MustangMazda 6Volkswagen PassatSuzuki KizashiBuick VeranoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Subaru Legacy with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 44 to 88. The 2012 Subaru Legacy is safer than the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant, the 2012 Mazda 5, the 2012 Dodge Avenger, the 2012 Nissan Rogue, the 2012 Ford Fusion, the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2012 Buick Verano, the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat, and the 2012 Mazda 6.

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