What Are the Subaru AWD Models?

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San Jose drivers who are searching for a new vehicle that’s safe and adventure-ready are likely to check out the new Subaru lineup at Capitol Subaru. Subaru has long been the brand of choice for those who are constantly seeking new experiences, especially ones that involve a spontaneous trek off-road. The Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system allows you to take on journeys near and far with total confidence, but are all Subarus AWD? Capitol Subaru breaks down your choices for Subaru AWD models in the guide below!

Are All Subarus AWD?

It’s one of the most common questions we receive from Los Gatos and Morgan Hill costumers! The answer? Just about! The only Subaru vehicle that doesn’t feature standard Symmetrical AWD is the BRZ sports car. Whether you want a commuter-friendly sedan with superior road-gripping capabilities or an SUV you can feel safe putting your family in, there’s a Subaru AWD model for you!

Here’s the full list of vehicles with standard Subaru AWD:

  • Impreza sedan or Impreza hatchback
  • Legacy sedan
  • Crosstrek
  • Forester
  • Outback
  • Ascent
  • WRX sedan

Learn More About Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

Subaru AWD isn’t your standard AWD system. Whether you’re on-road or off, in rain or shine, Subaru Symmetrical All-wheel Drive elicits more precision and control. Here’s how Subaru AWD outshines competitors’ AWD offerings:

  • Subaru AWD sends engine power directly to the wheels because the engine is mounted above the drivetrain. Other AWD systems employ complex designs to route engine power through several drivetrain components before it reaches the wheels. Not only does this create a slower response time, but the extra parts can increase the total cost of the vehicle and lead to costlier repairs.
  • With the engine right above the drivetrain, Subaru AWD has less of an impact on fuel economy than traditional AWD systems. More drivetrain components equal more weight, meaning other AWD systems may result in lower mpg specs.
  • Subaru Symmetrical AWD helps drivers stay in control by directing engine power to all four wheels independent of each other. This means more power can be distributed to the wheels that can best utilize it for traction, creating better road grip during poor conditions.

Test Drive a Subaru AWD Model in San Jose

Ready to experience the difference Subaru AWD can make for your daily travels? Contact us or stop by Capitol Subaru for a test drive! We’ll help you find the right Subaru AWD model for your lifestyle, whether it’s the Crosstrek, the Outback, or any model in between.

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