2022 Subaru Legacy  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#39 of 2022 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#115 of all 2022 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 superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow 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 2022 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 2022 Subaru Legacy has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Subaru Legacy has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0434% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.9561%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0434% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.9561% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Subaru Legacy is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2022 Subaru Legacy is 15% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. All trims and versions of the 2022 Subaru Legacy include the following active safety system: EyeSight Driver Assist Technology (Forward Collision Warnings / Automatic Emergency Braking & Lane Departure Warnings).

Safety features can still make a vehicle safer, even if not as flashy as emergency automatic braking. High Beam Assist are standard on the 2022 Subaru Legacy. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Subaru Legacy. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8963Kia K5Volkswagen PassatHyundai SonataNissan AltimaHonda AccordToyota RAV4Toyota CamrySubaru OutbackHonda CR-VFord EscapeSubaru LegacyHyundai TucsonComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Subaru Legacy with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 89. The 2022 Subaru Legacy is safer than the 2022 Kia K5, the 2022 Volkswagen Passat, and the 2022 Hyundai Sonata and less safe than the 2022 Toyota RAV4. It is about as safe as the 2022 Nissan Altima, the 2022 Honda Accord, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson, the 2022 Ford Escape, the 2022 Honda CR-V, the 2022 Subaru Outback, and the 2022 Toyota Camry.

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