2003 Subaru Legacy

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2003 Subaru Legacy 4-door sedan

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 2000-04 models

Tested vehicle: 2000 Subaru Legacy L 4-door 4wd

The Subaru Legacy was redesigned for the 2000 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 well.

Good control of dummy movement allowed the dummy to rebound into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

A strong safety cage helped keep the tire out of the driver footwell area, maintaining the integrity of the occupant compartment. Crumpled structure in front of the occupant compartment indicates where the crash energy was absorbed.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF00005
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 ID CF00005
Head
HIC-15 209
Peak gs at hard contact no 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 - left 0.53
Maximum tibia index - right 0.46
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 103
Right 62

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted