Top Safety Pick

2012 Subaru Legacy

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2012 Subaru Legacy 4-door sedan
2010 Subaru Legacy shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

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 2010-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Subaru Legacy 4-door 4wd

The Subaru Legacy was redesigned for the 2010 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Subaru as part of frontal crash test verification.

The moderate overlap frontal crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon version of the Legacy, known as the Outback, also redesigned for 2010.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2010-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Subaru Legacy 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Subaru Legacy was redesigned for the 2010 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Subaru as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2010-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,373 lbs
Peak force 16,693 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.95

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2010-14 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry