With Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive neither rain nor snow nor a hairpin curve can keep you from owning that road. That's because today's forecast calls for a Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which flows power continuously to all four wheels –– giving you unparalleled confidence in many types of conditions. So whenever you encounter a wet or slick situation, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive reacts instantly to help avoid wheel slippage by shifting power from wheels that are slipping to wheels that are gripping for maximum traction and control. The Subaru System is proactive rather than reactive like AWD systems from other manufacturers. And Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive provides nearly equal side-to-side vehicle weight balance, giving your confidence when cornering. Also in certain severe conditions, when pushed hard through corners or loss of traffic occurs, FWD vehicles tend to under-steer, and AWD vehicles tend to over-steer, but Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive provides power to all four wheels all of the time –– resulting in balanced, confident handling and excellent traction. The Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System is the result of decades of design, testing, and development. It's our core technology –– the heart and soul of Subaru. And that is why unlike other manufacturers, we offer it as a standard feature rather than an expensive add-on. Subaru is a leader in All-Wheel-Drive technology for a reason. Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive offers a level of efficiency, safety, performance and control that few can match. Now you can have the confidence to go explore the world, without a care in the world.
At Subaru, we're committed to building the most technologically advanced vehicles we can imagine. And we're all about making that commitment long-term. That's why we created the Subaru Boxer Engine, featuring a horizontal design that generates less vibration for more durability. In other words, our engines last long, so our cars stay on the road for a long time –– good thing our interiors are comfortable! You see, in the horizontally imposed design of the four-cylinder 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder Subaru Boxer Engines, the side-to-side punches of corresponding pistons cancel out each other's vibrations, which makes for a much smoother running engine. Meanwhile, in many of our competitors 4-cylinder engines, the vibrations aren't naturally canceled out like they are in the 4-cylinder Subaru Boxer Engine. And unlike the 6-cylinder Subaru Boxer Engine, many competitors v-type engines may use balance shafts to cancel out vibrations. This adds reciprocating mass and reduces efficiency. Engines subjected to less vibration are smoother operating, which provides a smoother ride. It's why 94% of Subaru vehicles sold in the last twelve years are still on the road today (based on IHS Automotive, Polk U.S. Total Registrations MY 2002-2013). And because the Subaru Boxer Engine has a flatter profile, it helps lower the vehicle's center of gravity height, providing enhanced stability, cornering, and overall vehicle control. We don't just think differently, we think horizontally. And that's why every vehicle we make comes with a Subaru Boxer Engine and a remarkably long commitment.
Just because oil companies won't lower gas prices, doesn't mean that you can't. Thanks to one of Subaru's most impressive features, it's called Subaru Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission or CVT. Rather than a traditional gearbox transmission, the Subaru Lineartronic CVT uses two hydraulically-operated adjustable pulleys with a chain-link that connects them and utilizes a step-less gear ratio that allows the engine to run in its optimal power range for improved fuel economy and performance. By continuously varying the gear ratio rather than using fixed steps, you'll have a smooth driving experience and an optimum engine power range no matter what speed you maintain. And with Subaru's Lineartronic CVT, available quick-response paddle-shifters on the steering wheel allow you to manually select one of six programmed ratios for various driving conditions, providing you additional driving control. We're proud to make CVT available on many Subaru vehicles, but the pleasure's all yours –– the optimum driving pleasure, that is.
A Subaru is equipped for peace of mind and control on the road. It's everything you need and everything you didn't realize you need. Like high-tensile steel and a ring-shaped reinforcement framed design, both of which help you car hold its integrity in a collision and an advanced airbag system which uses sensors to deploy eight airbags to protect all of your passengers. In the event of a front-end crash, other vehicle's conventional drivetrain layouts may allow drivetrain components to protrude into the passenger compartment. But the Subaru Boxer Engine with its low profile design and drivetrain layout is pushed down in a collision, away from the passenger area. Safe never felt this secure. In fact, Subaru is the only manufacturer with IHHS Top Safety Picks for all models, five years running. We put safety first, so it's the last thing you'll have to think about.