Subaru Legacy Depreciation

A Subaru Legacy will depreciate 49% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $15,950.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 13,500 miles per year, and assumes a purchase price of $31,098 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

Subaru Legacy Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $6,105 80.37% $24,993 13,500 2021
2 $8,636 72.23% $22,462 27,000 2022
3 $10,561 66.04% $20,537 40,500 2023
4 $12,834 58.73% $18,264 54,000 2024
5 $15,148 51.29% $15,950 67,500 2025
6 $17,539 43.60% $13,559 81,000 2026
7 $19,542 37.16% $11,556 94,500 2027
8 $21,308 31.48% $9,790 108,000 2028
9 $21,955 29.40% $9,143 121,500 2029
10 $23,053 25.87% $8,045 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $6,105 80.37% $24,993
2 $8,636 72.23% $22,462
3 $10,561 66.04% $20,537
4 $12,834 58.73% $18,264
5 $15,148 51.29% $15,950
6 $17,539 43.60% $13,559
7 $19,542 37.16% $11,556
8 $21,308 31.48% $9,790
9 $21,955 29.40% $9,143
10 $23,053 25.87% $8,045

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If you purchase a used Subaru Legacy that is 2 years old, then you could save $8,636 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 $6,512. 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 2019 Subaru Legacy is our top pick for the best model year value for the Legacy. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 80% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2017 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
2020 $31,098 $31,098 $159 $0 0% 100%
2019 $28,539 $23,127 $191 $7,971 25.63% 80.37% Best
2018 $26,254 $19,215 $251 $3,912 16.92% 72.23% Better
2017 $26,013 $17,520 $342 $1,695 8.82% 66.04% Better
2016 $25,071 $15,125 $402 $2,395 13.67% 58.73% Good
2015 $24,879 $13,284 $523 $1,841 12.17% 51.29% Good
2014 $23,872 $11,153 $745 $2,131 16.04% 43.6%
2013 $23,872 $9,720 $850 $1,433 12.85% 37.16%
2012 $25,690 $9,005 $919 $715 7.36% 31.48%
2011 $24,894 $8,378 $1,058 $627 6.96% 29.4%
2010 $26,775 $8,015 $1,088 $363 4.33% 25.87%
2009 $26,791 $6,424 $1,255 $1,591 19.85% 19.29%
2008 $26,348 $6,204 $1,491 $220 3.42% 17.89%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $31,098 100%
2019 $23,127 80.37% Best
2018 $19,215 72.23% Better
2017 $17,520 66.04% Better
2016 $15,125 58.73% Good
2015 $13,284 51.29% Good
2014 $11,153 43.6%
2013 $9,720 37.16%
2012 $9,005 31.48%
2011 $8,378 29.4%
2010 $8,015 25.87%
2009 $6,424 19.29%
2008 $6,204 17.89%
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About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in September 2020.

While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.

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