Watch 2015 Subaru Legacy go airborne before a violent head on crash [video]
In Toronto Canada, an owner of a 2015 Subaru Legacy sedan catches a lot of air as the car flies through the air before crashing violently into a body shop. Subaru touts their vehicles as being the safest cars on the planet and this video shows the sedan sustaining incredible damage. Are they the safest vehicles?
The video footage was captured by the surveillance cameras of an auto body shop, which the Legacy violently slammed in to. The Legacy sedan crashes through a fence and flies over a Porsche Cayenne and Audi TT roadster parked below. Watch the horrific crash video.
"I'm surprised that he was able to clear the cars that we had lined up and there wasn't inexpensive cars. There's Porsches, Audis, he actually cleared them. Besides a few branches smacking off the rooftops, he actually did some good air," said Bob Elford, the owner of the auto repair shop, told CTV News.
Legacy is one of safest sedans on the road
A recent report shows the Subaru Legacy is one of only nine vehicles that has zero overall driver deaths per million registered vehicles. Legacy is the only mid-size 4-door sedan to make the list. The new IIHS study found that when looking at 2011 models through the 2012 calendar year, driver deaths per million registered vehicle years fell to 28; just three years earlier, the driver death rate was 48.
Does this mean Legacy is the safest mid-size sedan?
IIHS recently performed tests on the 2015 Subaru Legacy sedan. IIHS tests evaluate two aspects of safety, crashworthiness (how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash), and crash avoidance and mitigation, technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity. The 2015 Subaru Legacy model shined in IIHS’s small overlap test earning Top Safety Pick and TSP plus awards.
Luckily no one else was hurt in the horrific crash. The driver of the 2015 Subaru Legacy sedan sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries in the crash. Subaru vehicles are safe, even when they have violent crashes like this one in Canada.