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2002 Subaru Legacy

Midsize moderately priced car
2000 Subaru Legacy shown
2000 Subaru Legacy shown
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G

Check for NHTSA recalls
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 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 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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