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1999 Subaru Legacy

Midsize moderately priced car
  • Moderate overlap front
    A
1995 Subaru Legacy shown
1995 Subaru Legacy shown
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Antilock brakes (optional on 1995-96 models, standard beginning with 1997 models)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2015
G
G
G
G
G
2014
A
G
G
G
G
2013
A
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
G
2010
G
G
G
G
2009
G
G
G
2008
G
G
G
2007
G
G
G
2006
G
G
G
2005
G
M
A
2004
G
2003
G
2002
G
2001
G
2000
G
1999
A
1998
A
1997
A
1996
A
1995
A

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 2WD 4-door
Weight 2,818 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase104 in.
Length181 in.
Width68 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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