2020 Subaru Legacy  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#45 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#108 of all 2020 vehicles

Pictured: 2021 Subaru Legacy
The Legacy, part of Subaru's lineup for decades, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. The Legacy provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. The Legacy has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 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 2020 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 2020 Subaru Legacy has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Subaru Legacy has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0441% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0357%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0441% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0357% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Subaru Legacy is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Subaru Legacy is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8559Nissan AltimaChevrolet MalibuVolkswagen PassatKia OptimaHyundai SonataBuick RegalToyota CamrySubaru OutbackMazda 6Subaru LegacyHonda AccordMazda 3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Subaru Legacy with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 59 to 85. The 2020 Subaru Legacy is safer than the 2020 Nissan Altima, the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2020 Volkswagen Passat, and the 2020 Kia Optima. It is about as safe as the 2020 Buick Regal, the 2020 Mazda 3, the 2020 Honda Accord, and the 2020 Mazda 6.

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