Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Subaru Legacy 2003

2.5 , 5 door Estate

Test Date: Nov 2002

Subaru Legacy crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
10 (63.0%)
16 (89.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 5 (14.0%)

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The Legacy Outback’s strong passenger cell remained intact in the tests and the driver’s door opened normally after the frontal impact, the footwell also retained its shape. The chest loads on the driver were relatively high, though. Protection for the children was particularly good with the older child using a model specific ISOFIX restraint fitted with a top tether. Information provided by the in-car labelling and on the child seats was commendable. The side impact result was also very good but on the down side, pedestrian protection was poor.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Weak Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Adequate Driver left foot - Adequate
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Weak Passenger left femur - Adequate
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

rating applies from VIN JF1BH9KJB3G, JF1BH9KRA3G or JF1BHEKEA3G 059197 and JF1BH9LJB3G, JF1BH9LRA3G or JF1BHELEA3G 063895