How your car handles in different road and weather conditions is key to driver confidence. With a range of technology to enhance your drive, you can expect an engaging experience every time you drive your Subaru.

Explore the benefits of:


Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) lets you select engine and transmission characteristics according to your driving style. Sport Mode is well-suited for all-round conditions with its immediate acceleration – and is also perfect for enhancing your enjoyment of winding roads. Offering gentle power delivery, Intelligent Mode is ideal for cruising around town, covering long distances or achieving optimum fuel economy. It also provides flexible control in the rain or on snowy roads.

SI-Drive is fitted on all Forester, Outback and Levorg models as standard.

Paddle Shifters

Automatic transmission is a joy. But sometimes – like when you’re climbing hills or overtaking, for example – you may want to get hands-on. For a more engaging driving experience, you can opt to use paddle shifters on the steering wheel to enjoy sequential manual gear changes. Simply flick the paddle shifters to take control and click up or down gear yourself. Then you can simply settle back into automatic mode with Subaru’s Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) whenever you want.

Paddle shifters are fitted on all Forester, XV, Outback, Levorg and BRZ (Automatic) models as standard.


Standard across our range of vehicles, the unique Boxer engine used by Subaru underpins what we believe in as a brand – safety, capability, reliability.

The horizontally-opposed configuration of the Boxer engine places the pistons 180 degrees apart, for a lower, flatter profile than conventional 4-cyclinder V-type or transverse engines. This gives the powerplant – and therefore the whole car – a lower centre of gravity. With this more balanced weight distribution comes exceptional handling and poise. And as the opposing piston movements naturally counteract each other, they reduce engine vibration and noise – while delivering long-lasting performance.

The Boxer engine also further enhances the safety credentials of Subaru vehicles – because it slips beneath the car in the event of a collision, stopping the engine entering the passenger compartment to protect occupants’ legs.

Please check model specification for feature availability/details. Model shown may not reflect UK specification.