1999 Subaru Legacy

midsize car / 4-door sedan

1999 Subaru Legacy 4-door sedan
1995 Subaru Legacy shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1995-99 models

Tested vehicle: 1995 Subaru Legacy L 4-door 2wd

The Subaru Legacy was redesigned for the 1995 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

Measures taken from the instrumented driver dummy indicates high risk of injury to the left leg.

Dummy movement was effectively controlled during the crash test.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF95004
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 ID CF95004
Head
HIC-15 203
Peak gs at hard contact no 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 - left 1.89
Maximum tibia index - right 0.57
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 78
Right 77

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted