Subaru Legacy Depreciation

A Subaru Legacy will depreciate 45% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $17,967.

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.

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Subaru Legacy Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $6,647 79.47% $25,731 12,000 2022
2 $7,680 76.28% $24,698 24,000 2023
3 $10,503 67.56% $21,875 36,000 2024
4 $12,472 61.48% $19,906 48,000 2025
5 $14,411 55.49% $17,967 60,000 2026
6 $17,630 45.55% $14,748 72,000 2027
7 $19,877 38.61% $12,501 84,000 2028
8 $22,043 31.92% $10,335 96,000 2029
9 $24,041 25.75% $8,337 108,000 2030
10 $24,283 25.00% $8,095 120,000 2031

Subaru Legacy Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $6,647 79.47% $25,731
2 $7,680 76.28% $24,698
3 $10,503 67.56% $21,875
4 $12,472 61.48% $19,906
5 $14,411 55.49% $17,967
6 $17,630 45.55% $14,748
7 $19,877 38.61% $12,501
8 $22,043 31.92% $10,335
9 $24,041 25.75% $8,337
10 $24,283 25.00% $8,095

Buying a Subaru Legacy New vs Used

If you purchase a used Subaru Legacy that is 2 years old, then you could save $7,680 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 $6,731. 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.

What About Subaru Legacy Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a Subaru Legacy is about $1,468 per year. This adds up to around $7,340 after 5 years of vehicle ownership. Unlike depreciation, this expense can often be lowered by shopping around for lower insurance premiums. Comparing quotes will ensure that you are not overpaying if you already own a Subaru Legacy. Or, if you are just researching, then it would be money-wise to know this cost before buying. Try our Competitive Quote Tool or the form below to get free quotes. Advertising Disclosure

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, 79% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 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
2021 $32,378 $32,378 $219 $0 0% 100%
2020 $31,098 $24,966 $253 $7,412 22.89% 79.47% Best
2019 $28,539 $22,077 $308 $2,889 11.57% 76.28% Better
2018 $26,254 $18,133 $396 $3,944 17.86% 67.56% Better
2017 $26,013 $16,461 $469 $1,672 9.22% 61.48% Good
2016 $25,071 $14,497 $584 $1,964 11.93% 55.49%
2015 $24,879 $12,149 $817 $2,348 16.2% 45.55% Good
2014 $23,872 $10,125 $909 $2,024 16.66% 38.61%
2013 $23,872 $8,614 $995 $1,511 14.92% 31.92%
2012 $25,690 $7,738 $1,123 $876 10.17% 25.75%
2011 $24,894 $6,224 $1,140 $1,514 19.57% 25%
2010 $26,775 $7,936 $1,277 +$1,712 -27.51% 24.87%
2009 $26,791 $6,168 $1,475 $1,768 22.28% 17.52%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $32,378 100%
2020 $24,966 79.47% Best
2019 $22,077 76.28% Better
2018 $18,133 67.56% Better
2017 $16,461 61.48% Good
2016 $14,497 55.49%
2015 $12,149 45.55% Good
2014 $10,125 38.61%
2013 $8,614 31.92%
2012 $7,738 25.75%
2011 $6,224 25%
2010 $7,936 24.87%
2009 $6,168 17.52%

Subaru Legacy Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the Subaru Legacy ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the Legacy stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Depreciation Rankings

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: