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1996 Subaru Legacy

Midsize moderately priced car
1995 Subaru Legacy shown
1995 Subaru Legacy shown
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    A

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Antilock brakes (optional on 1995-96 models, standard beginning with 1997 models)
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2014
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2013
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2012
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
M
A
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
Crash avoidance rating
2001
G
Crash avoidance rating
2000
G
Crash avoidance rating
1999
A
Crash avoidance rating
1998
A
Crash avoidance rating
1997
A
Crash avoidance rating
1996
A
Crash avoidance rating
1995
A
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 1995-99 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
P
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Subaru Legacy was redesigned for the 1995 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, chest, and right leg indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the left tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be likely. Forces on the lower left leg were even higher than recorded because one of the data channels reached the maximum reading.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1995 Subaru Legacy L 4-door 2WD
Weight 2,818 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase104 in.
Length181 in.
Width67 in.
Engine2.2 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings23 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF95004
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)19
Left (cm)19
Center (cm)30
Right (cm)27
Brake pedal (cm)19
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)10
Right (cm)12
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-1
Rearward (cm)10
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)8

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF95004
Head
HIC-15203
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)7
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm)35
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.4
Femur force - right (kN)1.5
Knee displacement - left (mm)8
Knee displacement - right (mm)6
Maximum tibia index - left1.89
Maximum tibia index - right0.57
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left78
Right77

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