Very few vehicles rate as high in overall safety as the 2009 Subaru Legacy.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awards the Subaru 2009 Legacy five out five stars for front impact protection. Autoblog reports this 2009 Subaru has "garnered the highest award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—'Top Safety Pick'—in the midsize car segment."
2009 Subaru trims with automatic transmission come with "an electronic stability system" as well. This includes the Subaru 2009 3.0 R Limited and 2.5 GT Limited. Car and Driver states that "four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags are standard" on every 2009 Subaru Legacy.
According to ConsumerGuide, "visibility is good in all directions" on the Subaru 2009 test vehicle.
TheCarConnection.com notes that the Legacy’s excellent handling places this sedan above many others in crash avoidance as well.