What’s The Deal With Subaru’s All-Wheel Drive?

awdWe’ve talked about Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system helps you stay safe on the road. But what exactly is the AWD feature in your favourite car? Subaru’s AWD systems come standard on most current models, with the exception of the BRZ. The system was first engineered in 1972 and has been continuously improved upon since then. So, what makes the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system better than other AWD systems?

What is the difference?

Most competitor AWD systems begin with being adapted from a 2-wheel drive system. Unlike our competitors, Subaru’s approach to AWD is completely unique. They never adapted from a 2-wheel drive system, always focusing on engineering a complete AWD system, with power from the engine going directly to each of the 4 wheels continuously.

The Symmetrical AWD system also offers better, near perfect balance in our models. This sort of balance is unique to Subaru models, which ensures efficiency in power transmission and better stability, which directly results in a better grip and a faster response time in any situation.

Benefits of the AWD System

The Symmetrical AWD offers you better control of your vehicle. This is because of the power from Subaru’s Boxer Engine flowing continuously to each wheel. As a result of this, you get better stability, which means you’re less likely to spin sideways and have more control over your Subaru.

The system also offers you a better balance in your car, which is why we emphasize the symmetrical in Symmetrical AWD. Think of an airplane or a butterfly. What do they have in common? Balance on both sides. The Subaru drive train is no exception, and during engineering, it is ensured that it is balanced on both sides. This balance helps ensure you have a constant and predictable driving experience, every time. The weight is balanced on both sides also helps increase control when taking sharp turns.

Want to know more?

If you’re interested in learning more about how the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system can benefit you, come visit us at Subaru of Niagara! Our team can help you choose which model is perfect for you.