Subaru Legacy Depreciation

A Subaru Legacy will depreciate 24% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $25,340.

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 $33,452 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 $1,602 95.21% $31,850 12,000 2022
2 $2,512 92.49% $30,940 24,000 2023
3 $4,436 86.74% $29,016 36,000 2024
4 $5,108 84.73% $28,344 48,000 2025
5 $8,112 75.75% $25,340 60,000 2026
6 $9,206 72.48% $24,246 72,000 2027
7 $12,223 63.46% $21,229 84,000 2028
8 $14,204 57.54% $19,248 96,000 2029
9 $18,693 44.12% $14,759 108,000 2030
10 $21,018 37.17% $12,434 120,000 2031

Subaru Legacy Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $1,602 95.21% $31,850
2 $2,512 92.49% $30,940
3 $4,436 86.74% $29,016
4 $5,108 84.73% $28,344
5 $8,112 75.75% $25,340
6 $9,206 72.48% $24,246
7 $12,223 63.46% $21,229
8 $14,204 57.54% $19,248
9 $18,693 44.12% $14,759
10 $21,018 37.17% $12,434

Buying a Subaru Legacy New vs Used

If you purchase a used Subaru Legacy that is 2 years old, then you could save $2,512 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 $5,600. 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 $1,565 per year. This adds up to around $7,825 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 2021 Subaru Legacy is our top pick for the best model year value for the Legacy. With the 2021, you would only pay, on average, 95% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2020 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
2022 $33,452 $33,452 $221 $0 0% 100%
2021 $33,378 $32,034 $256 $1,418 4.24% 95.21% Best
2020 $31,098 $29,073 $310 $2,961 9.24% 92.49% Better
2019 $28,539 $25,153 $398 $3,920 13.48% 86.74% Better
2018 $26,254 $22,715 $471 $2,438 9.69% 84.73% Good
2017 $26,013 $20,292 $586 $2,423 10.67% 75.75% Good
2016 $25,071 $18,990 $819 $1,302 6.42% 72.48%
2015 $24,879 $16,699 $912 $2,291 12.06% 63.46%
2014 $23,872 $14,735 $998 $1,964 11.76% 57.54%
2013 $23,872 $11,659 $1,126 $3,076 20.88% 44.12%
2012 $25,690 $10,692 $1,142 $967 8.29% 37.17%
2011 $24,894 $9,403 $1,279 $1,289 12.06% 32.63%
2010 $26,775 $9,011 $1,477 $392 4.17% 28.14%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2022 $33,452 100%
2021 $32,034 95.21% Best
2020 $29,073 92.49% Better
2019 $25,153 86.74% Better
2018 $22,715 84.73% Good
2017 $20,292 75.75% Good
2016 $18,990 72.48%
2015 $16,699 63.46%
2014 $14,735 57.54%
2013 $11,659 44.12%
2012 $10,692 37.17%
2011 $9,403 32.63%
2010 $9,011 28.14%

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: