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2000 Subaru Legacy

Midsize moderately priced car
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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (optional)
2
Built-in child restraints (optional in 2000-01 models)
3
Electronic stability control (optional beginning with 2002 models)
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights
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 2000-04 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
A
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 2000 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right knee indicate that injuries to the knee would be possible.

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 vehicle2000 Subaru Legacy L 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,298 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase104 in.
Length184 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.5 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF00005
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)7
Left (cm)10
Center (cm)18
Right (cm)10
Brake pedal (cm)14
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)0
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF00005
Head
HIC-15209
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)2.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)21
Maximum Nij 0.43
Chest maximum compression (mm)32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.5
Femur force - right (kN)2.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)8
Knee displacement - right (mm)13
Maximum tibia index - left0.53
Maximum tibia index - right0.46
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left103
Right62

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