Why Choose Subaru?
Full time Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
The components that drive Subaru's are all perfectly aligned. These include the horizontally-opposed "flat" Boxer engine (so-called because the sideways cylinder action resembles the punching action of a boxer); the transmission, propeller shaft and rear differential, which transfers power from engine to wheels. The result: ideal weight distribution, low centre of gravity and optimum balance for greater driver control and enjoyment. The system uses fewer parts and produces less movement than other engine and SAWD combinations, leading to greater durability and noise reduction.
More Grip and Traction
Full-time Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive offers distinct advantages over two wheel drives when cornering - increased traction and the reduced likelihood of skidding or spinning.
Horizontally-opposed Boxer Engine
Subaru's low centre of gravity Boxer engine means less body roll, producing flatter cornering and improved response with the benefits of full-time All Wheel Drive grip. It means optimum stability in all conditions.
Our horizontally-opposed engines are flat in shape and sit low in the engine bay, with the sideways pistons resembling the punching action of a boxer - hence the name Boxer engine. It means less vibration and noise, and greater cabin comfort.
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) System
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) - a premium stability control system designed to give you optimum control in emergencies. For a safer ride VDC monitors and analyses the driving conditions via an array of sensors. In extreme situations, such as swerving, over steer or under steer, VDC activates to aid vehicle stability via torque distribution, power reduction or braking in accordance with the level of danger detected by the system. VDC is standard on every Subaru model. Ask your Authorised Dealer for more information.
Superior Passenger Protection
Front, Front Side and Side Curtain Airbags.
Every Subaru has dual front, front side and side curtain airbags, offering greater head, chest and lower back protection from injury in a heavy collision. Dual front airbags feature two-stage inflators, which control airbag opening according to impact force. Sensors within the vehicles determine the severity of the impact and deploy the appropriate airbags as and if required.
Advanced thinking in body design.
Legacy has a ring-shaped reinforcement safety cell, featuring steel reinforcements, crumple zones and rigid elements that protect occupants by absorbing energy in the event of a collision, reducing the risk of occupant injury. The flat Boxer engine's low position also means it slides below the cabin in a severe frontal collision. The energy absorbing collapsible steering column and brake pedal helps minimise driver injury in the event of a frontal collision.
All three-rear seatbelts have Automatic Emergency Locking Retractors (A/ELR). When fully extended, they ratchet back into position, fully securing child safety seats. Front seatbelts have pretensioners and load limiters for enhanced safety.