Subaru Ascent with Symmetrical AWD in the rain

Adding Performance Around Nederland with the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive System

Here at JK Subaru, we want you to be sure of the technology we have on offer to help you as you choose to buy a new Subaru vehicle. There are many reasons why the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system has become one of the most popular on the road, including the fact this system provides greater control and more safety for our drivers. Coupling the Symmetrical AWD system with the impressive power and low center of gravity of the Subaru BOXER engine makes our vehicles some of the best handling cars and SUVs on the road.

What is All-Wheel-Drive?

There are many different ways of powering an automobile, from front-wheel and rear-wheel drive systems to 4x4 and all-wheel-drive technology. The development of the Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system at Subaru takes a different approach to that offered by 4x4 driven vehicles. A 4x4 simply pushes the same amount of power, or torque, to all four wheels. At the same time, the Subaru Symmetrical AWD system gives you a different approach option with power pushed forward to different wheels in a more intelligent system. The Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive technology assesses which wheels have the most grip at any time and pushes torque to these to make sure more grip is obtained at all times.

What Do We Mean by Symmetrical AWD?

The Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system gives you a perfectly-balanced driving experience that is balanced and ready to react no matter what form of challenge is being faced. The Symmetry of the system comes from the fact the main body of the system is placed in the very center of your new vehicle in Nederland and is weighted perfectly to be balanced on both sides. The fact the BOXER engine sits in the center of the engine bay and is mounted low to the ground means you have a lower center of gravity for each Subaru vehicle to improve handling.

Subaru Symmetrical AWD System
Subaru Symmetrical AWD System

How Does the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive System Benefit You?

The development of any technology for your new Subaru vehicle can have a positive impact on your driving experience, but you need to know why and how it benefits you. The advantages of this system are many in both dry and wet weather. In dry conditions, you will feel the benefits of:

  • Better control when accelerating, as torque is spread between all four wheels
  • Greater control when in an emergency situation
  • Control is increased when a tire blows because the torque is pushed to the remaining three tires

In wet conditions, all Subaru vehicles (apart from the BRZ) are equipped with the Symmetrical AWD system and have the benefit of preventing hydroplaning. The power of your Subaru model's engine is passed to the tires with the most grip.

We believe you will be left in a far safer situation whenever you are driving using the Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive because you will not see your tires wear unevenly. By delivering power evenly to different wheels to make sure they are using the same amount of grip at all times.

Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive is a Standard Option for Nederland Drivers

The safety of a Subaru is one of the main reasons the majority of our customers keep on coming back to the brand throughout their driving lives. The safety of the Symmetrical All-Wheel-drive system has proven such an effective piece of technology that it was added as a standard piece of equipment on every Subaru model besides the BRZ.

Subaru WRX STI AWD System
AWD Subaru WRX STI driving offroad

For the majority of car manufacturers, an AWD system is an added option or has to be engaged for use during each journey in Nederland. In our showroom, we believe the constant use of the Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system will keep our customers and their passengers safe no matter where the road takes you.

Visit JK Subaru to Learn More

If you'd like to learn more about the Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system, we encourage you to visit our dealership in nearby Nederland today. You can take any model that offers this feature for a test drive to try out the capability for yourself. We look forward to working with you soon!

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