The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the all-new 2010 Subaru Legacy its highest score — five stars — in every category for protecting occupants: driver and front passenger in frontal crash testing, front and rear passenger in side crash testing, and rollover protection in the four-wheel-drive category.

NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) rates vehicles of all makes and models to determine their crash and rollover safety. Ratings are created from data collected during controlled crash and rollover tests. Only vehicles with the highest ratings receive five stars.

Subaru’s Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame safety structure forms the foundation for crash protection and occupant safety in the new-generation 2010 Legacy.

The structure design incorporates front and rear crumple zones to absorb the energy of an impact and help protect the passenger compartment. It forms a series of “rings” around the passenger compartment, providing protection in a variety of collision types.