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“Standard 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and brake assist”
Subaru has carved out a nice little niche for itself by heavily marketing the safety credentials of its vehicles, and the 2010 Subaru Legacy carries on the Subaru tradition of safe, family-friendly sedans.
Neither NHTSA nor the IIHS has begun crash-testing 2010 models, but Subaru officials tell TheCarConnection.com that they expect the Subaru Legacy to earn perfect five-star impact ratings from NHTSA, as well as the IIHS’s highest impact rating, "good,” once the 2010 Subaru Legacy is tested. Based on the Subaru Legacy’s previous performances in similar crash tests, those targets seem quite reasonable. Furthermore, JDPower.com reports the 2010 Subaru Legacy features a redesigned frame that includes “a new engine cradle design [that] improves front-impact safety,” while the entire vehicle “features greater use of high-strength steel.” Stay tuned to TheCarConnection.com for the latest safety updates on the Subaru Legacy 2010 lineup.
All vehicles in the Subaru Legacy 2010 lineup come loaded with a bevy of safety features, the best known of which is Subaru’s standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which provides increased security in inclement weather. In addition to standard electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes, Cars.com notes that the 2010 Subaru Legacy’s other standard safety features include “six airbags,” as well as seats that “use a whiplash-mitigating design.”
The 2010 Subaru Legacy offers all the expected safety features, including stability control on the base model; top crash-test results are anticipated.