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. With a Subaru, you can be confident of a safe and enjoyable drive anytime, anywhere.
If all roads were flat and smooth, you wouldn't need long travel four-wheel independent suspension - but the real world is filled with pothole-pocked city streets and washboard dirt roads. The Subaru long travel four-wheel independent suspension makes sure you're ready. Its low-friction design, and specific spring and shock absorber tuning and geometry, help keep the four wheels in contact with any road surface, making the most efficient use of All-Wheel Drive. Because each wheel functions independently, unexpected dips and bumps are no problem; the suspension easily absorbs road irregularities, so each individual tyre stays right where it belongs - on the road.
Multilink suspension in certain models provides excellent cornering and yet maintain stability and handling capacity under varying demands.
It's no wonder so many mountain bikers and paddle sports enthusiasts count on Subaru to get them to the most remote trailheads and streams. Regardless of where you drive, our long travel four-wheel independent suspension ensures that you'll always be comfortable and confident in a Subaru.
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 Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frames concept, giving the driver faithful response and reliable drivability.
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.
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.
The most effective way of preventing an accident is if drivers can detect dangerous situations with their own eyes. Optimal visibility supports the driver's judgment and helps reduce driver fatigue, helping keep the driver alert. Subaru also optimized the driving position and controls for both driver comfort and visibility. With the seat and mirrors adjusted, drivers will not need to lean forward to reach the car's controls - therefore allowing them to keep their eyes on the road.
Optimizing pillar location, relative to the driver, provides outstanding outward visibility for safety. The roof pillars offer protection for the passenger compartment and minimize blind spots.
Excellent visibility and no obstructions to line of sight means safer driving.
In times of braking emergencies, you may not be able to apply sufficient brake pressure, causing the collision to be unnecessarily worse. Our Brake Assist function detects the speed and force used in pressing the brake pedal to evaluate whether emergency braking assistance is required. If it is, brake pressure is increased automatically.
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.
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.
For increased awareness and visibility, the Advanced Safety Package includes an innovative new feature - High Beam Assist (HBA). HBA can automatically toggle between high and low beams depending on road conditions such as speed and oncoming traffic, enhancing visibility for you, and other drivers as well.
Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection (SRVD) uses sensors at the rear end of the vehicle to alert you of vehicles in your rear blind spots for safer lane changes, and can also warn you of potential collision danger, whilst driving in reverse into a street with cross traffic.