SUBARU has fine-tuned all the basic functions of a car – driving, turning and stopping – to develop cars that offer exceptional stability and predictable control. SUBARUs designed with such a high level of basic functionality are also designed to avoid dangerous situations with an outstanding reputation for safety.
Fine-tuning base performance for better safety.
Stability & Reliability
Sturdy, yet agile frame
A rigid body is perhaps the most important factor that is regularly overlooked. Car bodies with insufficient rigidity suffer from shaking throughout the frame when driving over gaps or cornering, resulting in unpredictable, unreliable behaviour. SUBARU uses bodies built with the new Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frames concept, giving the driver faithful response and reliable drivability. Related: Passive Safety
Stability and agility
The front suspension features a longer stroke design to allow the car to better follow contours in the road surface. This provides better driving stability and outstanding steering response. The next-generation rear suspension keeps tyres firmly perpendicular against the road surface, and absorbs shocks in a steady manner. Both front and rear suspension systems support each other for safe, reliable drivability and supreme ride comfort.
Peace of Mind & Enjoyable Driving
The extreme performance that this superior weight balance provides works with the outstanding traction of AWD to limit the chassis rolling and pitching, which occur driving around corners or braking, for maximum stability at all times. The resulting chassis rocks less and ride comfort is increased, making the journey enjoyable for all passengers. Related: The Symmetrical AWD
Reliability on hills
The Hill Start Assist function is a driver assist system that keeps the car steady when taking off uphill. Brake pressure is retained for approximately one second when taking off uphill to prevent the car from rolling backwards when shifting from the brake pedal to the accelerator.
Outstanding traction and reliable drivability with the Symmetrical AWD system, and suspension with excellent control capabilities for car behavior that the driver expects. A highly-rigid and lightweight body for surefooted driving and higher levels of risk avoidance. The Hill-start Assist function also helps to reduce driver fatigue while on the road.
Imagine being able to drive into a slippery corner on a snowy or rainy day without unpredictable car movement, turn exactly as intended through the corner, and head out of the corner smoothly. SUBARU includes a number of functions that make smooth cornering a reality.
Vehicle Dynamics Control
Active Torque Vectoring
Braking performance is directly related to a car’s safety and risk aversion capabilities. The key focus for SUBARU is peace of mind, and to achieve this, the brakes have been designed to respond quickly when applying them on almost any type of road.
Electric Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist / Brake Override