Unlike other AWD systems that typically have FWD systems configured to be AWD, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is specifically made to optimize AWD performance. Subaru's legendary AWD system is carefully designed for near-perfect weight distribution, stability, and road-hugging properties. To give Turnersville drivers a better sense of how Subaru AWD works, we have dived deeper to explain what goes into this legendary drivetrain.

What Makes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Special?

When you look at the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System from above, you will see that the engine, transmission, and transfer case are aligned so that when split down the middle, the system is a mirror-image of itself. The symmetrical design of the drivetrain and horizontally opposed engine make for exceptional weight distribution with the four wheels bearing weight equally.

The lightweight engine and placement of the transmission near the center of the vehicle allow for low inertia when braking and turning so that Washington Township drivers can enjoy superior handling. While many think of AWD only coming in handy during slippery weather and rough terrain, the truth is that AWD improves turn-in and decreases body roll on dry pavement as well.

The Symmetrical AWD system works with Subaru's Vehicle Dynamics Control and Traction Control System to sense a loss of traction and send torque to the wheels with the most traction. By continually monitoring conditions using sensors, torque can be distributed from slipping wheels to those with traction almost instantly. This AWD system corrects understeer and oversteer for more confidence on the road.

Some of the benefits that come with Subaru's AWD systems include:

  • Even wear and longer lasting tires
  • Quicker acceleration
  • Greater control when accelerating
  • More control during a tire blow-out
  • Better traction in slippery driving conditions
 

If you want to learn more about how Subaru AWD works, the best way is by experiencing it for yourself. Schedule a test drive today, and our friendly sales team would be happy to answer any of your questions!

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