2019 Subaru Legacy  RealSafeCars86Safety Rating

#14 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#41 of all 2019 vehicles


Pictured: 2021 Subaru Legacy
The Legacy, a mainstay of Subaru's lineup for decades, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. The Legacy provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Strong on technology, it 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 2019 Subaru Legacy is above 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 2019 Subaru Legacy has a score of 86, implying a 0.034% chance of driver death (3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Subaru Legacy has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0336% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.8335%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0336% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.8335% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Subaru Legacy is 30% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Subaru Legacy is 35% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9358Honda CivicNissan AltimaHyundai SonataVolkswagen PassatNissan RogueMazda 3Subaru LegacySubaru OutbackToyota CamryKia OptimaMazda 6Honda AccordComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Subaru Legacy with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 93. The 2019 Subaru Legacy is safer than the 2019 Honda Civic, the 2019 Nissan Altima, the 2019 Hyundai Sonata, the 2019 Volkswagen Passat, the 2019 Nissan Rogue, the 2019 Mazda 3, the 2019 Honda Accord, the 2019 Mazda 6, the 2019 Kia Optima, and the 2019 Toyota Camry. It is about as safe as the 2019 Subaru Outback.

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