Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive FAQ near Elmhurst, IL

Subaru All-Wheel Drive

You've driven through the Elmhurst area during winter or fall. You know how slippery the roads can get. 4WD systems limit fuel efficiency, and most AWD systems aren't as helpful as you need them to be.

Subaru noticed a gaping hole in the automotive market, and put their engineers to work. The result was nothing short of stunning. Subaru has developed the most advanced all-wheel drive system available today. Their proprietary Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system provides the traction and control your daily adventures require, while maximizing efficiency and comfort.

Continue reading to learn how the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system works, and be sure to check out the current inventory of all-wheel drive capable sedans, crossovers, and SUVs available at Grand Subaru near Elmhurst, IL. Contact our team by phone at (888) 840-3934 to learn more about Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive or to schedule a test drive.


What Is Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive?

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is Subaru's proprietary AWD system. Developed specifically for Subaru sedans, crossovers, and SUVs, Symmetrical AWD is designed to evenly distribute power to all four wheels.

Subaru developed this system to provide the highest levels of stability, safety, and on-road performance at all times. Engineered to limit chassis rolling and pitching, the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system offers a far more comfortable driving experience without sacrificing performance.

Why Is Subaru All-Wheel Drive Different?

There are several key differences between the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system developed by Subaru and the standard AWD systems available from other brands.

  • The powertrain of Subaru's Symmetrical AWD system is laid out in a straight line. Most AWD systems are uneven, and don't distribute power as evenly
  • The transmission is located closer to the center of the vehicle to provide improved balance
  • The Subaru Boxer engine is designed to be lighter, more compact, and have a low center of gravity
  • Only Subaru models feature X-MODE to coordinate the engine, transmission, AWD system, and brakes

Which New Subaru Models Have Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive?

It would be easier to tell you the current models in the new Subaru lineup that don't have Symmetrical All-Wheel drive as a standard feature. Every new Subaru available at our dealership near Elmhurst, IL is equipped with Symmetrical AWD, except the new BRZ. The new Subaru BRZ comes with rear-wheel drive only.


Discover Your Symmetrical AWD Vehicle at Grand Subaru

Do you want to experience Symmetrical AWD in a new Subaru sedan, crossover, or SUV? Find your next new Subaru vehicle in our online inventory. Once you have your new Subaru in mind, get in touch with the team at our dealership near Elmhurst, IL through our test-drive form or by phone at (888) 840-3934 to feel what Symmetrical AWD capability can do for your daily drive.

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