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Subaru Symmetrical AWD vs. Regular AWD Systems

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Subaru Symmetrical AWD vs. Regular AWD Systems

With the 2023 model year, the Subaru lineup has many great options for customers to shop through and explore. Those new models feature an array of advanced offerings to enhance the driving experience and get the Subaru symmetrical all-wheel-drive system to provide maximum traction and safety. You are welcome to visit our showroom at Peterborough Subaru to view the newest Subaru models and let our experts show you how they stack up against the competition. Also, we recommend driving a new Subaru to experience how well the Subaru symmetrical all-wheel-drive system handles the road and different driving dynamics.

Subaru Symmetrical AWD Advantages & Features

With the Subaru symmetrical all-wheel-drive system, you will enjoy a full-time system ready to keep you in control regardless of weather, road conditions, and driving situations. It functions throughout every drive, powering all four wheels to keep traction at peak as you go from a stop, corner around bends, or cruise at higher speeds. With the power always being distributed as needed across all four wheels of your Subaru, you will enjoy maximum winter capability, safety, and consistency. What sets the Subaru all-wheel-drive system ahead of the competition is its ability to adapt instantly to changing conditions while delivering the right amount of power during normal conditions to reduce the likelihood of traction loss. Also, Subaru mounts the engine in-line with the drivetrain on its models to eliminate the need for additional components, a smart solution to reduce complexity while efficiently delivering power to the wheels.

Regular AWD Systems

A regular all-wheel-drive system will have part-time functionality, which isn't as desirable as a full-time system. It will only send power to all four wheels when conditions are poor to maximum traction and to two wheels during normal conditions to maximize fuel economy. Although a regular all-wheel-drive system might seem ideal, it only delivers beneficial power to all wheels during take-offs but struggles at higher speeds. Also, as conditions change quickly, a part-time all-wheel-drive system might not react fast enough to provide the much-needed traction to keep you in total control of your vehicle. A part-time all-wheel-drive system usually sends power to the front wheels in normal conditions, presenting various traction and handling issues during challenging driving situations. Part-time all-wheel-drive systems tend to be more complicated, using additional components to engage and disengage power from the engine, which presents additional maintenance and cost during ownership.

Contact Us To Learn More

Although many other aspects make the Subaru full-time symmetrical all-wheel-drive system the superior option when shopping for a new vehicle, you will want to visit us to test this drivetrain for yourself by driving a new Subaru. Subaru has and continues to dominate the competition with its advanced all-wheel-drive system, so contact us to learn more about its benefits and capabilities.