Balance

A smooth
operator.

Compared to its inline and V engine counterparts, the Boxer Engine has balance mastered. The Boxer Engine's pistons move opposing each other, reducing vibrations to give you a smoother ride.

Subaru Boxer Engine

Pistons fire side to side, canceling out each other's vibrations.

Inline Engine

Requires extra weights in the engine to counteract the vibrations caused by asymmetrical movement.

V Engine

Higher center of gravity compared to the boxer layout due to the V-shape design.

Handling

Hugs every turn effortlessly.

The flat design of the Boxer Engine lowers the center of gravity down to provide a fiercely responsive ride. With its excellent weight distribution and closer relationship to the tarmac, you get tighter handling that listens to your every move and answers on every turn.

Power Delivery

Optimizes power delivery.

The Lineartronic CVT creates a smoother flow of power, so it responds efficiently when you step on the accelerator. When accompanied with other Subaru technologies such as the SI Drive, we can provide a responsive or fuel efficient drive with one touch of a button.

The innovation that drives us.

50+

years of Boxer Engine innovation and evolution included in every Subaru.

180°

angle causes the pistons to face away from each other, and balance out each other’s vibrations.

sawd traction

With stepless gear ratios, our Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) provides a smoother driving experience, optimum engine power range, and better fuel economy. Triple win.

sawd efficiency

With stepless gear ratios, our Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) provides a smoother driving experience, optimum engine power range, and better fuel economy. Triple win.

sawd stability

With stepless gear ratios, our Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) provides a smoother driving experience, optimum engine power range, and better fuel economy. Triple win.

sawd traction

With stepless gear ratios, our Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) provides a smoother driving experience, optimum engine power range, and better fuel economy. Triple win.

sawd efficiency

With stepless gear ratios, our Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) provides a smoother driving experience, optimum engine power range, and better fuel economy. Triple win.

sawd stability

With stepless gear ratios, our Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) provides a smoother driving experience, optimum engine power range, and better fuel economy. Triple win.

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