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The Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system is designed to optimize both traction and balance. The entire system lies along the centerline of the vehicle, balancing weight distribution between the two sides to help provide optimal performance and control.
Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive continually keeps the power routed to all four wheels, ensuring outstanding grip in snow, rain, or rough terrain. Thanks to its exceptionally balanced layout, you can count on a solid connection with the road and an engaged, responsive drive.
With pistons moving horizontally, the SUBARU BOXER® engine has a flat, low profile and is almost perfectly symmetrical, for a well-balanced vehicle. Its low profile provides a lower center of gravity than other designs, helping provide quick handling response and flat, confident cornering.
When it comes to handling whatever the road throws at you, every Subaru starts with the smooth ride that 4-wheel fully independent suspension brings. And when that road tends to be more gravel than pavement, the Forester, Outback, and Crosstrek offer raised suspensions for added ground clearance, up to 8.7 inches to be exact. So no matter which trail you choose to travel, you will certainly enjoy a smoother ride.
Not all AWD systems are created equally. See how the benefits of Symmetrical All Wheel Drive become indispensible in real-world conditions. A team of veteran first responders put several leading AWD vehicles through a barrage of tests in multiple driving conditions. Watch to see how Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive stood up against the competition.
Drawn from over a century of intelligent performance, the horizontal layout of the SUBARU BOXER® engine combines balance with power and efficiency. You'll find one at the heart of every Subaru model.
The SUBARU BOXER® engine is positioned in-line with the drivetrain for a maximum transfer of power. Many other engines are transverse, or turned perpendicular, and can require additional drivetrain components to transfer power, reducing vehicle efficiency.
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Nothing is more important than the safety of your family. The U.S. government has implemented regulations for installing a child seat in your vehicle. The system, called "LATCH", which stands for "Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren", makes it easier to properly install a child seat. Subaru has been incorporating these standards since they were implemented in 2001.
From available X-MODE® that helps maximize traction in slippery conditions, to Vehicle Dynamics Control and Active Torque Vectoring to help keep you on your intended path, Subaru offers a wide variety of dynamic driving aids that help the vehicle do exactly what the driver is asking of it.
The backbone of every Subaru model is rooted in a rigid, high-strength unibody. Beyond providing industry-leading crashworthiness, this structure also provides a uniquely solid base for the suspension, and helps provide a responsive, quiet, and secure driving experience.
The available Keyless Access with Push-Button Start system features touch-activated door unlock and push-button start functions. It allows you to unlock, enter, and start the car without the key ever leaving your pocket or purse. Select models also feature PIN Code Access, a system that allows the locking and unlocking of the vehicle when the remote transmitter is not available by using a numerical security code.
Available automatic climate control allows you to set a desired temperature that the system will automatically adjust to maintain. Dual-zone systems allow driver and front passenger to set their own individual temperature zones. Automatic climate control are available on All models but Dual-zone climate control are available on selected Forester, Legacy, Outback, BRZ and WRX STI models.
Subaru offers an extensive line of premium audio systems featuring Harman Kardon speakers and amplification. Each system features a dedicated amplifier and an array of premium speakers around the cabin to create stunning clarity. Harman Kardon automotive audio will complete the driving sensation. Available on select Crosstrek, Forester, Impreza, Legacy, Outback, WRX, and WRX STI models.
Find all your destinations easily with Subaru's available navigation systems. Easy touch-screen or voice-activated controls let you set a location, find a point of interest, or change course within seconds. Select 2016 and later models are eligible to the most recent map updates for free during the first three years of ownership. Each update features thousands of miles of new and modified roads, addresses, signage, points of interest, and much more.
Bluetooth® phone integration gives you hands-free control to make and take calls through the vehicle's audio system.
All Subaru models also allow you to control streaming audio from Internet radio or MP3 players, directed by voice-activated commands through your Bluetooth system.
Staying safe on the road means keeping your hands on the wheel. That's why all Subaru models feature standard Bluetooth® hands-free technology and streaming. Bluetooth wireless technology enabled mobile phones link directly through the Subaru audio system.
Wherever you go, you'll want to bring all the comforts of your modern home, from music playlists to online and digital entertainment. Every road trip needs an epic soundtrack, whether you're uploading your own playlists or linking up with digital programming. Control your music device or smartphone through the available USB/iPod interface. Toggle from radio to music device through the audio system interface, or via available steering wheel or voice-activated controls
STARLINK Multimedia allows you to keep your hands on the wheel and attention on the road by connecting apps to your vehicle and to your fingertips. Access news, navigation, food, weather, music, podcasts, audiobooks, and more of your favorite content through Pandora®, Aha™, available STARLINK apps, SiriusXM® All Access Radio and more. Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto integration standard on most 2018 models.
STARLINK Safety and Security can connect you to help when you need it most, whether you're in your vehicle, at your computer, or on your mobile device. Safety and Security services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, the added convenience of Remote Services, and more.
Dependable and lightweight manual transmissions give passionate drivers the control to express their personal driving style. The fully synchronized gears of the 5- or 6-speed manual transmissions make every shift smooth and efficient for fluid and exciting acceleration. Available on: 2018 Crosstrek, 2018 BRZ, 2018 Impreza, 2018 WRX, 2018 Forester
Every Subaru vehicle features a 4-wheel fully independent suspension system, helping to smooth out those bumpy back roads and give taut responsiveness to handling the rigors of the urban jungle. So you'll always feel in touch with the road while hardly feeling it at all.
Refine the performance of your automatic transmission with smooth-shifting Manual Shift Mode technology. Working with the 6-speed automatic transmission, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters allow you to take control of the gears when you need greater precision, like climbing hills or passing vehicles, and then settle back into automatic when you don't. Easy. Efficient. Brilliant. Available on: 2018 BRZ
With this app, news, food, weather, music, Facebook, and Twitter — even your audiobooks - all integrate seamlessly to turn your Subaru into a rolling multimedia station. Available on all models.
New Subaru vehicles factory equipped with satellite radio include a 4-month trial subscription to the All Access package. With the All Access package, you get over 175 channels, including commercial-free music, plus sports, news, talk, comedy and entertainment.Streaming is also included with the trial, so you can rock your ride, plus listen anywhere online and on the SiriusXM app. And with in-vehicle advanced SiriusXM audio features, you will be able to discover more channels, pause and rewind content, plus much more!
Converts traditional analog radio signals into digital broadcasts complete with enhanced data features. Also includes additional HD programming not available through regular radio technology.
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A ring-shaped reinforcement frame helps provide high-impact protection for the passenger compartment. An advanced airbag system deploys up to eight airbags, with Forester, Outback, and Crosstrek models also including a rollover sensor. And the engine's low placement is designed to allow it to drive under the chassis in a front-end collision, further protecting the passenger area.
Along with the traction that Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive gives you, Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), a stability control system, automatically senses steering and braking inputs to help keep the vehicle on the driver's intended path. The VDC system also includes an all-wheel all-speed traction control system.
In stopping situations, the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) pulses braking power to help prevent wheel lockup. Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) optimizes the distribution of braking force between the front and rear wheels according to how the vehicle is loaded with passengers and cargo. And the Brake Assist system helps ensure maximum pressure is applied to the brakes as quickly as possible in an emergency situation.
Available Active Torque Vectoring proactively brakes the front inner wheel in certain turning scenarios, improving turn-in, reducing understeer, and helping the vehicle to follow the driver's intended path.
In Automatic Mode, the Lineartronic® CVT adjusts instantly to match your acceleration, eliminating the need to shift and preserving the vehicle's momentum - often lost with conventional automatic transmissions. In 6-Speed Manual Mode, paddle shifters are mounted for fingertip control, giving you the power to select the gear ratio that best suits your driving situation. The result is a sharper and sportier driving experience.
The smooth responsiveness of the double wishbone rear suspension helps to tame the harshest of road surfaces. It reacts to bumps without upsetting the composure of the vehicle and is fine-tuned to maintain sharp control, letting you take on the challenges of the road with calmness and confidence.
Available in 148, 152, and 200 horsepower versions, these 4-cylinder engines combine capable power, lightweight design, and exceptional efficiency. Available on: BRZ, Impreza, and Crosstrek
With greater displacement than the 2.0-liter SUBARU BOXER, the 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER is available in 170 and 175 horsepower versions, offering greater response while maintaining a focus on smooth power and efficiency. Available on: Legacy 2.5i, Outback 2.5i, and Forester 2.5i models
This engine leverages the power of turbocharging and the efficiency of direct injection to provide powerful acceleration, strong low-end response, and impressive fuel economy. Available on: WRX and Forester 2.0XT models
With a long history of race-proven performance and durability, this turbocharged, intercooled 4-cylinder engine provides 305 horsepower and a broad torque curve. It’s the most powerful engine in the SUBARU BOXER® family. Available on: WRX STI
The largest SUBARU BOXER engine available, this 6-cylinder engine uses the Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS) to deliver smooth, powerful performance. It's the most refined SUBARU BOXER available. Available on: Legacy 3.6R and Outback 3.6R models
Dry, wet, snowy, or off the road, maintaining traction is of the utmost importance. The Subaru Symmetrical AWD system continuously sends power to all four wheels to maximize traction and reduce the chance of slippage in any road condition.
Every Subaru is designed for optimal visibility, from generously sized windows and reduced A-pillars to an available Rear-Vision Camera.
Get a clearer look around every bend with available LED Steering Responsive Headlights, which actively track in the direction of a turn to enhance visibility. Available High Beam Assist can automatically switch the headlights between the high and low settings when an oncoming vehicle is detected, enhancing safety for both you and other drivers on the road.
Pushing safety technology forward is just one of the ways Subaru helps keep you and your family safe.
EyeSight is an extra set of eyes on the road, and if need be, an extra foot on the brake when you drive. When equipped with Subaru EyeSight, the Forester, Impreza, Legacy, Outback, Crosstrek, and WRX received the highest possible rating for front crash prevention by the IIHS. You may even be eligible for additional Vehicle Safety Feature savings on your auto insurance if your vehicle has options such as Subaru EyeSight.
To keep a safe distance from the car in front of you, choose the distance you want to preserve, and EyeSight will automatically adjust your speed to maintain your selected distance.
Instant access to help when you need it most. That's the reassurance of STARLINK Safety and Security. With services such as Automatic Collision Notification, which will promptly send first responders if an airbag deploys, SOS Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, and more, STARLINK Safety and Security can help keep you and your Subaru safe.
EyeSight monitors your position on the road and will alert you if you stray out of your lane.
Pre-Collision Braking helps you avoid or reduce frontal impacts by alerting you and applying full breaking force in emergency situations.
EyeSight detects objects in front of the vehicle that you are likely to hit. It will reduce the power from the engine to help minimize the possible impact force and frontal impact damage.
Using radar sensors, the Blind-Spot Detection system warns you with a visual indicator in each side mirror if a vehicle is sensed in your blind spots. Another feature of this system, Lane Change Assist, alerts you with a flashing indicator in each side mirror if it senses a vehicle approaching in a neighboring lane while you signal for a lane change.
Before you can avoid danger, you have to see it coming. The Rear-Vision Camera gives you a clearer view of the area behind your vehicle, so you can be in charge of your surroundings.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert uses radar sensors to help warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up, utilizing an audible warning and flashing visual indicators in your side mirrors and Rear-Vision Camera display
The 2018 Subaru Impreza received the highest possible 2017 safety rating from IIHS when equipped with EyeSight and Steering Responsive Headlights.
The Subaru Legacy is the best-selling all-wheel drive midsize sedan for the past 10 years.
No other sedan in its class has more total interior volume than the Subaru Legacy.
Source: 2018 Subaru Legacy