Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive distributes power to all four wheels for all-round better traction. Whether the roads are wet, dry, muddy, slippery – SAWD is a technology that will keep you safer and more in control. The whole system from the horizontally opposed Boxer engine to the rear differential, is mounted in a straight, symmetrical line.This is an always-on system, with the power continually and actively distributed to the individual wheel or wheels with the best traction, ensuring enhanced control. Unlike other manufacturers, we don’t build a four-wheel-drive car on a two-wheel-drive platform. This is one of the cornerstones of our vehicles.The benefits of permanent all-wheel drive aren’t seen just when driving off-road. It’s the safest and most engaging way to drive on all roads – especially if the weather is bad.
While most engines stand vertically, our Subaru Boxer engine lays flat, delivering handling that no other engine can.Sitting horizontally in the engine bay, it moves like a boxer’s fists with a punch and counterpunch action. With perfect balance and a much lower centre of gravity, it creates less noise and vibration too.All of this means greater on-road handling, more stability, more performance, more fun and a more confident driving experience than any other car company can deliver, thanks to an engine like no other.
Subaru’s X-Mode with Hill Descent Control gives you reassuring control with the best possible grip, at the push of a button. Navigate poor roads and tracks, wet or icy surfaces and challenging hills calmly, safely and surely.When activated, X-Mode with Hill Descent Control takes command of the engine, transmission, Symmetrical All-WheelDrive (SAWD), brakes and other components to provide the best traction and grip in difficult conditions. You control the steering as normal. When climbing steep hills, X-Mode automatically helps maintain a constant, controlled speed and maximum traction. When descending, Hill Descent Control ensures your vehicle speed doesn’t increase, managing the braking to provide a controlled, smooth descent.
At Subaru, safety is everything. Our commitment to safety goes back to the1960s, when we were the first Japanese auto manufacturer to conduct its own crash testing. There’s safe, and then there’s Subaru Safe.
All Subaru vehicles are engineered with a core DNA that enables us to build cars like no others on the road. It’s what makes a Subaru a Subaru.
It’s easy to spot a Subaru. Dynamic x Solid design. The world’s only front-mounted horizontally opposed engine behind the hexagonal grille, based on nature’s most stable shape. Combined with the signature six-star design sets Subaru apart.