In a country that produces the most vehicles in the world, being named as the brand with the ’safest car’ for the third time in four years is no small feat. However, that’s the feat Subaru somehow achieved when it’s latest offering, the 2010 Legacy sedan was named by Japan’s New Car Assessment Program.
It’s the third time in four years a Subaru vehicle was given the "Grand Prix 09/10" distinction by the JNCAP, joining the Impreza, which took home the award for Subaru back in 2007, and the Forester, which bagged it in 2008.
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The "Grand Prix 09/10" award is given to one new car that displays the highest level of safety among all the new cars of that given year. And if one award isn’t enough, Subaru’s 2010 Legacy has also won it’s fair share of safety awards all over the world, not the least of which includes receiving top marks in both European and Australian testing and was, likewise, one of a handful of vehicles that was given a "Top Safety Pick” citation by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the United States.