Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

Benefits of Subaru AWD

The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system is standard on all Subaru models except the BRZ. Here are a few advantages to the Subaru AWD system:

  • Subaru models start out as all-wheel drive. Other AWD systems are an adaptation of 2-wheel drive
  • Power is continuously distributed to all four wheels for supreme traction in various terrains and driving conditions
  • Better control while accelerating
  • Always AWD. Unlike some competing systems, there is no push button activation for Subaru models

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Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive: Providing Norwalk Drivers Power, Traction, Efficiency and Durability

Subaru is well known for their all-wheel drive system, and that attention is deserved. Because our automaker's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system provides unparalleled control in adverse road conditions, a result of over 40 years of development. But, the system is not without competitors. So let's take a look at how it compares to two of them.

Subaru AWD vs Honda AWD

Taking a look at how our system compares against the Honda all-wheel drive system, it is evident that not all systems are the same. They refer to their system as Real Time 4WD, but only Subaru offers Symmetrical all-wheel drive.

Honda Disadvantage:
  • Only engages the AWD system once a loss of traction is detected.

Subaru Advantage:
  • Subaru models are designed from the start to be all-wheel drive all the time

Subaru AWD vs Toyota AWD

Toyota also offers an all-wheel drive system called On-Demand 4WD.

Toyota Disadvantage:

  • This system again is not always engaged, and is not symmetrical.
Subaru Advantage:
  • The symmetrical aspect of our system provides equal power to all wheels at all times for maximum traction, something the Toyota system does not offer.
  • When the drivetrain is not symmetrical, it becomes unbalanced, leading to less-than-optimal traction and control for the driver.

With a Subaru model, all-wheel drive is a key component, not an accessory. For more information, come see us at our Norwalk Subaru dealership soon. Our 10 Tindall Avenue location is a short drive from the greater Stamford area.