Subaru Legacy Depreciation

A Subaru Legacy will depreciate 49% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $15,885.

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, 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 $5,725 81.59% $25,373 13,500 2021
2 $8,978 71.13% $22,120 27,000 2022
3 $10,937 64.83% $20,161 40,500 2023
4 $12,987 58.24% $18,111 54,000 2024
5 $15,213 51.08% $15,885 67,500 2025
6 $17,891 42.47% $13,207 81,000 2026
7 $19,949 35.85% $11,149 94,500 2027
8 $21,769 30.00% $9,329 108,000 2028
9 $22,773 26.77% $8,325 121,500 2029
10 $23,877 23.22% $7,221 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $5,725 81.59% $25,373
2 $8,978 71.13% $22,120
3 $10,937 64.83% $20,161
4 $12,987 58.24% $18,111
5 $15,213 51.08% $15,885
6 $17,891 42.47% $13,207
7 $19,949 35.85% $11,149
8 $21,769 30.00% $9,329
9 $22,773 26.77% $8,325
10 $23,877 23.22% $7,221

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If you purchase a used Subaru Legacy that is 2 years old, then you could save $8,978 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 $6,235. 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 2018 Subaru Legacy is our top pick for the best model year value for the Legacy. With the 2018, you would only pay, on average, 71% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2017 and 2019 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 $23,475 $191 $7,623 24.51% 81.59% Better
2018 $26,254 $18,925 $251 $4,550 19.38% 71.13% Best
2017 $26,013 $17,207 $342 $1,718 9.08% 64.83% Better
2016 $25,071 $15,003 $402 $2,204 12.81% 58.24% Good
2015 $24,879 $13,230 $523 $1,773 11.82% 51.08%
2014 $23,872 $10,883 $745 $2,347 17.74% 42.47% Good
2013 $23,872 $9,409 $850 $1,474 13.54% 35.85%
2012 $25,690 $8,627 $919 $782 8.31% 30%
2011 $24,894 $7,721 $1,058 $906 10.5% 26.77%
2010 $26,775 $7,304 $1,088 $417 5.4% 23.22%
2009 $26,791 $6,000 $1,255 $1,304 17.85% 17.71%
2008 $26,348 $5,747 $1,491 $253 4.22% 16.15%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $31,098 100%
2019 $23,475 81.59% Better
2018 $18,925 71.13% Best
2017 $17,207 64.83% Better
2016 $15,003 58.24% Good
2015 $13,230 51.08%
2014 $10,883 42.47% Good
2013 $9,409 35.85%
2012 $8,627 30%
2011 $7,721 26.77%
2010 $7,304 23.22%
2009 $6,000 17.71%
2008 $5,747 16.15%
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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 April 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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