Compare Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vs. Standard AWD

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Compare Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vs. Standard AWD

When inclement weather strikes and hazardous road conditions arise, there’s one car brand you want to be driving -- a Subaru. Subaru prides itself on building vehicles whose performance exceeds all other vehicles, especially in wintery weather. This is, in part, due to Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, a standard feature found in all Subaru models with the exception of the BRZ. Stop by our Subaru dealer near Redmond to compare Subaru AWD vs. standard AWD and see why your next car should be a new Subaru.

Benefits of Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

When you buy or lease a new Subaru Forester or Outback in Bend, you’ll quickly realize how much confidence you have from behind the wheel. The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system automatically distributes increased or decreased traction where and when it’s needed, making driving through, rain, sleet or snow a breeze. Other Subaru AWD benefits include:

  1. Control -- Drivers achieve maximum control due to the even distribution between wheels for stability, safety and driving performance on all terrain.
  2. Traction -- Subaru’s BOXER® engine, combined with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, works strategically to provide the driver with optimal traction.
  3. Balance -- Balance is achieved through Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive’s weight distribution, delivering an ideal driving experience.
  4. Power Distribution -- As the driver accelerates, the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system instantly assesses the power levels and shifts power to rear wheels as power is still being sent to front wheels to increase smoothness.
  5. Simplicity -- Fewer parts are used in the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system than are used in competitors’ all-wheel drive systems, decreasing maintenance costs.
  6. Ground Clearance -- As a result of the BOXER® engine’s flat design paired with the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, Subaru provides a standard ground clearance of 8.7 inches while maintaining a low center of gravity.

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