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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
Five stars, driver and passenger impact
Good," frontal offset crash-test rating
Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags are standard on every Legacy
Car and Driver
Visibility is good in all directions
Careful attention to safety issues has gotten the 2008 Subaru Legacy nearly top marks in this category from TheCarConnection.com.
Autoblog reports this 2008 Subaru has "garnered the highest award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) -- 'Top Safety Pick' -- in the midsize car segment." The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awards the Subaru 2008 Legacy five out five stars for front impact protection.
Car and Driver states that "four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags are standard" on every 2008 Subaru Legacy. Other Subaru 2008 trims with automatic transmission "include an electronic stability system" as well. This includes the Subaru 2008 3.0 R Limited and 2.5 GT Limited.
There are no real visibility problems in this 2008 Subaru model, either; according to ConsumerGuide, "visibility is good in all directions" on their Subaru 2008 test vehicle.
Very few vehicles rate as high a safety score as the 2008 Subaru Legacy.