Providing a driving experience that’s safe and also enjoyable is the top priority of Subaru engineers. That’s why almost every Subaru vehicle comes equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as a standard feature. For the utmost confidence and control, there’s simply no substitute. Every day on the road presents unexpected conditions and unexpected events, and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive helps drivers cope with these challenges by distributing torque to all four wheels, providing traction where front- or rear-wheel-drive cars falter. Whenever you’re driving a Subaru equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, rest assured you’ll have peace of mind and confidence wherever you go.

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The horizontally opposed configuration of the SUBARU BOXER engine places the pistons 180 degrees apart, for a lower, flatter profile than other engine types. This gives the engine, and therefore the overall vehicle, a lower centre of gravity and better sense of balance.

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Even in pouring rain, whether on the highway or on a winding local road, on gravel roads or mud tracks, in an Forester you feel safe. Whatever the road conditions, you feel a firm grip of the tires and effortless handling. You and your passengers feel kept secure. In extreme as well as every day situations, the symmetrical all wheel drive (Symmetrical AWD) in connection with additional Subaru technologies relates an exceedingly calming sensation.

THREE DISTINCT ADVANTAGES

Increased Stability

Because the engine block has a flatter profile and sits lower in the chassis, the overall vehicle is more stably balanced and resistant to side-to-side motion than other designs.

Less vibration

With its 180° cylinder angle the SUBARU BOXER engine runs with extremely low vibration, because the opposed pistons of the two rows of cylinders perfectly equalize their inertia forces – which is not the case in any other row or V engine. The result is effortless response over the whole RPM range coupled with distinctive running smoothness.

More grip and traction

The superiority of all wheel drive compared to front and back wheel drive is obvious, above all in corners. You can feel the car developing grip and traction on all four wheels. There is no disruptive under or over steering, like the kind that can lead to instable conditions in cars with only two powered wheels.

Information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in accordance with Directive 1999/94 / EC

Subaru XV

Subaru XV 1.6i Trend: fuel consumption in l / 100 km in town: 8; on the highway: 5.8; Combined: 6.5; CO2 emissions in g / km combined: 151; Efficiency category: D
Subaru XV 1.6i Trend Linear Tronic: fuel consumption in l / 100 km in town: 7.9; on the highway: 5.5; Combined: 6.3; CO2 emissions in g / km combined: 146; Efficiency class: C
Subaru XV 2.0i Trendy: Fuel consumption in l / 100 km: 9; on the highway: 5.8; Combined: 7; CO2 emissions in g / km combined: 160; Efficiency category: D
Subaru XV 2.0i Trendy Linear Tronic: Fuel consumption in l / 100 km: 8.5; on the highway: 5.5; Combined: 6.5; CO2 emissions in g / km combined: 151; Efficiency class: C
Subaru XV 2.0D Trendy: Fuel consumption in l / 100 km: 6.8; on the highway: 4.6; Combined: 5.4; CO2 emissions in g / km combined: 141; Efficiency class: C
Subaru XV 2.0D Premium: Fuel consumption in l / 100 km: 6.8; on the highway: 4.6; Combined: 5.4; CO2 emissions in g / km combined: 141; Efficiency class: B