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.
Pistons fire side to side, canceling out each other's vibrations.
Requires extra weights in the engine to counteract the vibrations caused by asymmetrical movement.
Higher center of gravity compared to the boxer layout due to the V-shape design.
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.
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.