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Fine-tuning base performance for better safety.

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.

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
Vehicle Dynamics Control
Vehicle Dynamics Control is an electronic device that prevents the car from skidding when it experiences a loss in stability by constantly monitoring driving conditions from the steering angle, engine speed, gear selection and the brake position. It controls the brakes at each corner if the car starts behaving erratically, and is effective when the car is about to slip slideways when cornering.
Track Mode

Subaru improved the primary system of VDC in accordance with improving the suspension of BRZ. Track Mode is the function to delay the timing of VDC’s intervention to prioritize the driver’s control more than that of normal mode. The movement of vehicle when VDC works is also controlled by making the control of intervention smoother, thereby everyone can enjoy sporty drive safely with this mode.

Active Torque Vectoring
A new function that takes risk aversion capabilities a step further. When navigating a corner, VDC applies brakes to the inner front wheel to provide optimum drive power relative to the outer wheel. The outer tyres turn smoother, which in turn increases steering capability. The car responds faithfully to the driver’s steering input, which helps avoid objects on the road or danger when needed.


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
Electric Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Electric Brake-force Distribution is a system that distributes braking power at an optimum rate between the front and rear wheels to suit driving conditions. The front and rear wheels rotate at a different rate depending on how the car is driven and its weight. The system detects these changes, and distributes braking power to certain wheels to suit driving conditions for more reliable braking.
Brake Assist
During emergency braking conditions, the majority of drivers are unable to apply sufficient brake pressure, which often makes collisions worse than they might have been. The Brake Assist function assists the driver in pressing the brake pedal to prevent these situations from occurring. The speed at which the brake pedal is pressed, and the force that is applied are detected to determine whether emergency braking assistance is required, and if so brake pressure is increased automatically.
Brake Override
If the driver accidentally presses both the accelerator pedal and brake pedal at the same time, the system limits engine output and applies the brakes first and foremost. This is effective in preventing accidents if the driver presses the wrong pedal.