What is Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive?

December 1st, 2016 by

To put it plainly, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is an innovative system–built from over 40 years of performance–that offers more traction, more efficiently, than other AWD or 4WD systems in cars in Norwalk.

While many brands offer available AWD in their SUVs and crossovers, Subaru brings standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive in almost every one of their new 2016 and 2017 vehicles, except for the Subaru BRZ coupe.

While all-wheel drive in sedans tends to be an afterthought for most models in the class, Subaru believes that drivers deserve this kind of confidence, all year long, at a great price.

Subaru AWD is able to dominate the competition because of its unique symmetry. In other systems, power is sent to the four wheels through a 2WD system that has been awkwardly connected to their paired wheels. In Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the system is built to be perfectly balanced, and send the right amount of torque to the right wheels, all the time.

In our opinion, there’s no better way to ensure maximum grip and traction, in any weather condition.

Which Subaru Models Offer Standard All-Wheel Drive?

  • 2017 Subaru WRX
  • 2017 Subaru WRX STI
  • 2017 Subaru Legacy
  • 2017 Subaru Forester
  • 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Turbo
  • 2017 Subaru Crosstrek
  • 2017 Subaru Impreza Sedan
  • 2017 Subaru Impreza Hatchback
  • 2017 Subaru Outback


Check out Subaru engineering and technology to learn more about these awesome new systems–and all of the ways that Subaru is pushing the industry to be better, safer, and more efficient.