Maximum traction, perfect balance

In tandem with the Boxer engine, the permanently engaged Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system defines the incredible handling characteristics of our cars. Learn why…

Many vehicles today boast four-wheel drive. But only Subaru has symmetrical All-Wheel Drive*. The entire drive system, from the longitudinally-mounted horizontally-opposed engine to the rear differential, is mounted in a straight, symmetrical line.

But that’s not the only difference. Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD technology is also permanently engaged: the power is continually and actively distributed to the individual wheel or wheels with the best traction.

Alongside Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the slim, balanced Boxer engine sits centrally, deeper in the engine bay, lowering the car’s centre of gravity. This perfect combination of even weight distribution and traction limits chassis rolling and pitching in corners or when braking, improving handling and the ride.

*All models except BRZ

Maximum traction. Perfect balance. No wonder the stability, safety and performance of Subaru cars is legendary.