2016 Subaru Legacy  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#17 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#44 of all 2016 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. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. 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 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 2016 Subaru Legacy has a score of 82, implying a 0.039% chance of driver death (3.5% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.034%, and the chance of injury falls to 3%.

We estimate that the 2016 Subaru Legacy has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0394% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.5002%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0394% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.5002% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Subaru Legacy is 15% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Subaru Legacy is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8858Chevrolet MalibuHonda AccordVolkswagen JettaNissan AltimaMazda 6Subaru LegacySubaru OutbackChrysler 200Kia OptimaToyota CamryVolkswagen PassatHyundai SonataComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Subaru Legacy with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 88. The 2016 Subaru Legacy is safer than the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2016 Honda Accord, the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2016 Nissan Altima, the 2016 Mazda 6, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata, the 2016 Volkswagen Passat, the 2016 Toyota Camry, the 2016 Kia Optima, and the 2016 Chrysler 200. It is about as safe as the 2016 Subaru Outback.

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