2023 Subaru Legacy  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#41 of 2023 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#118 of all 2023 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 exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 Subaru Legacy has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Subaru Legacy has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0442% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0492%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0442% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0492% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Subaru Legacy is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2023 Subaru Legacy is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features on the 2023 Subaru Legacy can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2023 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. Standard High Beam Assist automatically switches high beam headlights off when oncoming traffic is approaching and turns them back on when there aren't any vehicles ahead. Optional side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8963Volkswagen JettaChevrolet MalibuKia K5Honda CivicSubaru CrosstrekHyundai SonataToyota RAV4Nissan RogueS. Crosstrek HybridMazda 3Nissan AltimaSubaru LegacyComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Subaru Legacy with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 89. The 2023 Subaru Legacy is safer than the 2023 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2023 Kia K5, and the 2023 Honda Civic and less safe than the 2023 Mazda 3, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, the 2023 Nissan Rogue, and the 2023 Toyota RAV4. It is about as safe as the 2023 Nissan Altima.

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