Subaru Legacy Depreciation

A Subaru Legacy will depreciate 49% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $15,872.

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. It also assumes a selling price of $31,098 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

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $6,173 80.15% $24,925 13,500 2021
2 $8,707 72.00% $22,391 27,000 2022
3 $10,636 65.80% $20,462 40,500 2023
4 $12,912 58.48% $18,186 54,000 2024
5 $15,226 51.04% $15,872 67,500 2025
6 $17,620 43.34% $13,478 81,000 2026
7 $19,623 36.90% $11,475 94,500 2027
8 $21,386 31.23% $9,712 108,000 2028
9 $22,030 29.16% $9,068 121,500 2029
10 $23,124 25.64% $7,974 135,000 2030

Subaru Legacy Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $6,173 80.15% $24,925
2 $8,707 72.00% $22,391
3 $10,636 65.80% $20,462
4 $12,912 58.48% $18,186
5 $15,226 51.04% $15,872
6 $17,620 43.34% $13,478
7 $19,623 36.90% $11,475
8 $21,386 31.23% $9,712
9 $22,030 29.16% $9,068
10 $23,124 25.64% $7,974

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If you purchase a used Subaru Legacy that is 2 years old, then you could save $8,707 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 $6,519. 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 $221 $0 0% 100%
2019 $28,539 $23,127 $253 $7,971 25.63% 80.15% Best
2018 $26,254 $19,215 $313 $3,912 16.92% 72% Better
2017 $26,013 $17,520 $404 $1,695 8.82% 65.8% Better
2016 $25,071 $15,125 $464 $2,395 13.67% 58.48% Good
2015 $24,879 $13,284 $585 $1,841 12.17% 51.04% Good
2014 $23,872 $11,153 $807 $2,131 16.04% 43.34%
2013 $23,872 $9,720 $912 $1,433 12.85% 36.9%
2012 $25,690 $9,005 $981 $715 7.36% 31.23%
2011 $24,894 $8,378 $1,120 $627 6.96% 29.16%
2010 $26,775 $8,015 $1,150 $363 4.33% 25.64%
2009 $26,791 $6,424 $1,317 $1,591 19.85% 19.06%
2008 $26,348 $6,204 $1,553 $220 3.42% 17.65%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $31,098 100%
2019 $23,127 80.15% Best
2018 $19,215 72% Better
2017 $17,520 65.8% Better
2016 $15,125 58.48% Good
2015 $13,284 51.04% Good
2014 $11,153 43.34%
2013 $9,720 36.9%
2012 $9,005 31.23%
2011 $8,378 29.16%
2010 $8,015 25.64%
2009 $6,424 19.06%
2008 $6,204 17.65%

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: