Control

Bites into the road with all four wheels.

Simply put, four is better than two. Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive continually monitors all wheels and adapts to provide maximum road grip and outstanding control on every turn. See how it compares.

See the difference:
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is available on all vehicles except the BRZ
Safety

Go where your heart points you.

Fear nothing with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Our responsive system was tailored to fit the drivetrain of the particular model it's built on, so you can count on it to prevent slipping in even the harshest conditions.

See Symmetrical AWD in Action
Symmetry

Strike a better balance.

Safety isn't a part-time job. Unlike typical AWD systems that run in 2WD mode, only activating when the traction of those two wheels are lost, our Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is always on. With the left and right sides of the drivetrain completely balanced and distributing power to the front and rear wheels, you get double the traction full-time.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is available on all vehicles except the BRZ

A technology to believe in.

1972

was the year that Subaru sold its first passenger car with AWD. The benefits it provided drove us to fully commit to the technology.

4>2

wheels—every time. Even in good conditions, it is best to have more control, not less.

Part of your safety team.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive works with an entire suite of Subaru active safety systems like Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Vehicle Dynamics Control to give you greater control and confidence in almost any weather condition.

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.

Discover how the Boxer Engine helps maximize symmetry and balance.