2021 Subaru Legacy  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#39 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#99 of all 2021 vehicles

The Legacy, part of Subaru's lineup for decades, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The Legacy has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Legacy provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 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 2021 Subaru Legacy has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 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 2021 Subaru Legacy is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Subaru Legacy is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features on the 2021 Subaru Legacy can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Subaru Legacy: EyeSight Driver Assist Technology (Forward Collision Warnings / Automatic Emergency Braking & Lane Departure Warnings).

Some safety features still may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. High Beam Assist are standard on the 2021 Subaru Legacy. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed. Optional side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot. Standard Adaptive Headlights points head lamps towards where the vehicle is heading, better lighting the road ahead.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8763Chevrolet MalibuNissan AltimaKia K5Volkswagen PassatHyundai SonataNissan RogueToyota CamrySubaru OutbackMazda 6Mazda 3Subaru LegacyHonda AccordComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Subaru Legacy with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 87. The 2021 Subaru Legacy is safer than the 2021 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2021 Nissan Altima, the 2021 Kia K5, and the 2021 Volkswagen Passat and less safe than the 2021 Nissan Rogue. It is about as safe as the 2021 Honda Accord, the 2021 Mazda 3, and the 2021 Mazda 6.

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