Subaru Symmetrical All Wheel Drive AWD

Frequently Asked Questions:

How does Subaru Symmetrical All Wheel Drive work?

Why choose Subaru Symmetrical All Wheel Drive?

How does Symmetrical All Wheel Drive affect my fuel economy?



How does Subaru Symmetrical All Wheel Drive work?

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive has the engine mounted in-line with the drivetrain, helping provide a seamless transfer of power to all four wheels. Other AWD systems need additional drivetrain components to route the same power to the wheels, often using complex designs. More components tend to reduce vehicle efficiency and could add to higher maintenance costs.

 
Subaru Symmetrical

 All Wheel Drive

 
Competitor All Wheel Drive

Adapted from Rear Wheel Drive

 
 
Competitor All Wheel Drive

Adapted from Front Wheel Drive

 
 
Competitor Truck Based 

4 Wheel Drive

 

 


Why choose Subaru Symmetrical All Wheel Drive?

    In today's market many manufacturers have started offering All Wheel Drive. As you can see above they often adapt other drive trains to make this work. Subaru has long had a commitment to a true Symmetrical All Wheel Drive and offers it standard on every vehicle in the line with the exception of the Subaru BRZ (our RWD Sports Coupe). Because of this Subaru vehicles are designed from the ground up to be All Wheel Drive. Compare the Subaru Symmetrical All Wheel Drive system to some of it's top competitors:




How does Symmetrical All Wheel Drive affect my fuel economy?


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