Technology

With a Subaru, you can enjoy the feeling of staying connected on the road, with clever innovations all around. From ground breaking EyeSight® technology, Subaru Vision Assist and seamless smartphone connectivity, we make every drive feel easy.

Subaru Vision Assist - Clever Thinking

Imagine if your wing mirrors could alert you when there’s something in your blind spot. Or if your car could guide you perfectly into a parking spot. We made all this happen – and more – with Subaru Vision Assist technology.

Our proactive safety technologies are always at work.

Blind spot detection

If a vehicle is in your blind spot, a light symbol in your side mirror lights up - on either side of the car - to let you know. Featured on the WRX Premium and WRX STi Premium, Legacy 3.6RS, Outback 2.5i Premium, and Outback 3.6R, XV 2.0i Premium and Legacy 2.0 GT-S models.

Rear cross traffic alert

If you’re reversing and a vehicle drives past behind you, you will receive an audible and visual warning. Perfect for Saturday morning shopping. Featured on WRX Premium, WRX STi Premium, Legacy 3.6RS, Outback 2.5i Premium, Outback 3.6R, XV 2.0i Premium and Legacy 2.0 GT-S models.

Lane change assist

If you’re changing lanes and a fast approaching vehicle is behind you, a light symbol will warn you of its presence.  Featured on WRX Premium, WRX STI Premium, Legacy 3.6RS, Outback 2.5i Premium, Outback 3.6R, XV 2.0i Premium and Legacy 2.0 GT-S models.

Auto-dimming rear view mirror

Hate the glare of night-time driving? When bright headlights fill your rear view mirror, the mirror will auto-dim to minimise the glare. Featured on WRX Premium, WRX STI Premium, Legacy 3.6RS, Outback 2.5i Premium, Outback 3.6R, XV 2.0i Premium and Legacy 2.0 GT-S models.

Auto high beam assist

If you’re approaching oncoming traffic at night, the auto high beam assist will sense on coming vehicles and automatically switch to low beam. Featured on WRX Premium, WRX STI Premium, Legacy 3.6RS, Outback 2.5i Premium, Outback 3.6R, XV 2.0i Premium and Legacy 2.0 GT-S models.

Side view monitor 

While you’re reverse parking, side view monitor indicates the distance from the kerb or a parked vehicle. Perfect for guiding you into that parallel parking spot.  Featured on WRX Premium and WRX STi Premium models.

 

Lineartronic™ :

Lineartronic™ is the world’s first longitudinally mounted system for AWD production vehicles. Unlike a conventional automatic transmission, which uses fixed gear ratios, our Lineartronic provides infinite variability between the highest and lowest available ratios with no discernable steps or shifts. It delivers a smooth gear change by selecting the optimum gear ratio for the driving condition at that particular moment in time.
There is the option to choose ‘manual mode’ by using the paddle gear shifts on the steering wheel/column or by moving the gear shift to manual mode. If this option is preferred, there are 6 preselected gear ratios to use.

Lineartronic™ is available in all our models except for the WRX STi. Please check the full feature list for each model to confirm.

Respected Australian motorsport driver Dean Herridge drove against former NRMA engineer and economy driving expert Bob Hudson to see who could achieve the lowest fuel consumption in Subaru's 2012 model year Legacy 2.5i with Lineartronic™ in normal driving conditions. View the video to see the results.

 

Stay Connected with Intuitive Infotainment:

Your favourite music at the ready. Sat Nav guiding the way. USB ports and AUX jacks close at hand. Smartphone responding to your voice. We’ve thought of hundreds of ways to make your drive more fun, more connected.

Our integrated infotainment system includes AM/FM radio, a CD player, as well as the ability for wireless Bluetooth®1 connectivity to play music from your own smarkphone, or on selected models, connect via USB to use Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™. 

Use our bigger and brighter touch-screens with ease, thanks to intuitive navigation and touch, swipe and pinch functionality. Or make it even more of a breeze by activating voice commands. All the while our helpful Sat Nav tells you where to go.

Check out each model to find out which features come as standard. 

 

EyeSight®:

EyeSight® driver assist technology was developed to help keep you much safer on the roads. It’s like your second pair of eyes, spotting potentially dangerous situations like cyclists up ahead.

Read more about our award winning technology along with other Subaru safety features and technology here.

 

1. Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG Inc. System operation ability is subject to Bluetooth® wireless technology specification of individual phone.