Subaru Legacy Depreciation

A Subaru Legacy will depreciate 43% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $18,400.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 12,000 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $32,378 when new. Enter your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated miles driven annually. Our depreciation calculator will predict an expected resale value for the Subaru Legacy.

Subaru Legacy Depreciation Calculator

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Subaru Legacy Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $6,220 80.79% $26,158 12,000 2022
2 $7,625 76.45% $24,753 24,000 2023
3 $9,555 70.49% $22,823 36,000 2024
4 $11,695 63.88% $20,683 48,000 2025
5 $13,978 56.83% $18,400 60,000 2026
6 $16,163 50.08% $16,215 72,000 2027
7 $18,433 43.07% $13,945 84,000 2028
8 $20,550 36.53% $11,828 96,000 2029
9 $22,535 30.40% $9,843 108,000 2030
10 $23,234 28.24% $9,144 120,000 2031

Subaru Legacy Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $6,220 80.79% $26,158
2 $7,625 76.45% $24,753
3 $9,555 70.49% $22,823
4 $11,695 63.88% $20,683
5 $13,978 56.83% $18,400
6 $16,163 50.08% $16,215
7 $18,433 43.07% $13,945
8 $20,550 36.53% $11,828
9 $22,535 30.40% $9,843
10 $23,234 28.24% $9,144

Buying a Subaru Legacy New vs Used

If you purchase a used Subaru Legacy that is 2 years old, then you could save $7,625 compared to buying new, and still have a relatively new model with plenty of useful life remaining. If you plan to keep this vehicle for 3 years then your total cost of depreciation would be $6,353. Try other age and ownership length combinations, or different vehicles to see if you can find depreciation sweetspots where this cost is the lowest. Hint: Try vehicles between 2 and 4 years old, as brand new vehicles depreciate quickly. Also, if this is a recently released model and buying a few years old isn't possible, consider another vehicle, or perhaps wait until more used Legacy models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Subaru Legacy

The 2020 Subaru Legacy is our top pick for the best model year value for the Legacy. With the 2020, you would only pay, on average, 81% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2018 model years are also attractive years for the Legacy, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Legacy's price as new, current price, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money of the Subaru Legacy models.

Subaru Legacy Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $32,378 $32,378 $224 $0 0% 100%
2020 $31,098 $25,379 $256 $6,999 21.62% 80.79% Best
2019 $28,539 $22,135 $316 $3,244 12.78% 76.45% Better
2018 $26,254 $18,914 $407 $3,221 14.55% 70.49% Better
2017 $26,013 $17,084 $467 $1,830 9.68% 63.88% Good
2016 $25,071 $14,837 $588 $2,247 13.15% 56.83% Good
2015 $24,879 $13,269 $809 $1,568 10.57% 50.08%
2014 $23,872 $11,195 $914 $2,074 15.63% 43.07%
2013 $23,872 $9,704 $984 $1,491 13.32% 36.53%
2012 $25,690 $8,932 $1,123 $772 7.96% 30.4%
2011 $24,894 $8,184 $1,153 $748 8.37% 28.24%
2010 $26,775 $7,784 $1,319 $400 4.89% 24.15%
2009 $26,791 $6,385 $1,556 $1,399 17.97% 18.02%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $32,378 100%
2020 $25,379 80.79% Best
2019 $22,135 76.45% Better
2018 $18,914 70.49% Better
2017 $17,084 63.88% Good
2016 $14,837 56.83% Good
2015 $13,269 50.08%
2014 $11,195 43.07%
2013 $9,704 36.53%
2012 $8,932 30.4%
2011 $8,184 28.24%
2010 $7,784 24.15%
2009 $6,385 18.02%

Other Subaru Legacy Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Subaru Legacy costs. This will ensure that you are finding the vehicle that provides you the best value, at the lowest cost. We've created tools that will also help you to save on the following ownership expenses: