Subaru Control Technology

Staying in control is the first step to staying safe. That's why we engineer each and every Subaru with technologies and designs to achieve a level of control that set us apart from other manufacturers. From an interior designed to help you keep your attention and mind on the road, to an all-wheel drive system with nearly 40 years of development invested, we want you to always feel in control, so you can have the confidence to better embrace all that life has to offer.

Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

Traction means control. And being in control means you have the power to steer clear of a potentially hazardous situation. Because you never know when or where you are going to encounter those hazards, it's essential that you have maximum traction at all times and in all conditions. Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive continually sends power to each of your wheels all the time, and reacts quickly to any slippage to ensure that no matter where you are, you can feel that you can rely on your vehicle.

Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)

This advanced safety technology helps you better avoid danger on the road, as well as drive more confidently on curvy roads and in new situations. VDC electronic stability control is an automatic system that can intervene to help you keep your vehicle on the path you intend. The system uses multiple sensors around your vehicle to monitor its trajectory, and your steering and braking input. If it detects your vehicle deviating from the path you're sending it on, it kicks in. It can then apply the brakes to individual wheels and redistribute engine power to help you correct your course.

Variable Torque Distribution (VTD)

  Subaru vehicles with the 5-speed automatic transmission feature the enhanced Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) all-wheel drive system. When you're driving under normal conditions, this advanced system distributes 45% of engine power to the front wheels, and 55% to the rear wheels. This rear-wheel bias gives you a sporty feel for engaging driving. Should you encounter slippage in either the front or rear wheels, VTD dynamically redistributes torque away from the slipping wheels and to the wheels that have traction, which helps your Subaru keep a solid grip of the road even in challenging road conditions

Stopping Power

Even at moderate speeds, dangers on the road come up fast. You need the ability to stop even faster in order to stay away from them. That's why Subaru incorporates multiple levels of advanced braking technology that enhance not only the effectiveness and reliability of your brakes, but also help ensure that you're able to maintain full control of your vehicle when braking.

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

Slippage is the enemy of stoppage. No matter how powerful your brakes are, they can't help you if your tires lock up and you lose traction. The Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) found on every Subaru monitors your wheels for lock up, and if it's detected, it pulses braking power -- more rapidly than humanly possible -- to help you maintain directional stability of the vehicle.

Vented Disc Brakes

When you step on the brake pedal, the brakes found on every Subaru deliver plenty of confidence-inspiring stopping power. And their vented design helps keep them from over heating so they don't fade and stay functional when you really need them.

Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)

Heavy braking can cause strong and unpredictable forces to act on your vehicle. Sometimes, for truly controlled braking, it's best to have braking power be concentrated either in the front or the rear wheels. The EBD system found on every Subaru closely monitors your vehicle when you're braking heavily and then dynamically reapportions braking force front to rear depending on where you need it to help you maintain vehicle stability or control during moderate to severe braking applications.

Brake Assist

Danger can come up on you very fast. When you have to stop in the shortest distance possible, it's essential that maximum braking force be applied as quickly as possible. Because the human body is only able to react so fast, Brake Assist -- standard on every Subaru -- monitors the speed with which you apply to the brake pedal. If it senses you are in a panic-braking situation, it helps ensure that the brakes are fully engaged immediately. Acting more quickly that you might be able to on your own. And helping you to avoid a potentially hazardous situation.

All-Around Protection

There is one type of crash Subaru does not shy away from -- the crash test. Year after year, and crash test after crash test, Subaru has continued to rank among the best in the automotive industry in terms of crash worthiness. Over the last few years, we've collected numerous Top Safety Pick awards from the IIHS8, and every Subaru vehicle has received a 5-star rating for front, side, and rear impacts from NHTSA5. When you're as committed to protection as we are, it shows.

Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame

Keeping the passenger area intact in the event of an impact is the highest of all safety priorities. Subaru builds each of its vehicles with a Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame. This frame is designed and fortified to withstand tremendous force in order to maintain structural integrity during a collision and help shield occupants from the worst of the impact. What's more, its unique design diverts that dangerous impact energy away from occupants to further protect them in a collision.

High Tensile Steel

If you want a structure to withstand the intense energy of a car crash, you need to build it with the highest quality materials. Subaru reinforces the key structural elements of its vehicles by building them with the most durable high-tensile steel. Because we see so much of the frame as key to your safety, nearly 40% of our Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame is constructed of high-tensile steel.

Advanced Airbags

We want you to feel surrounded by protection. To help keep you safe the instant an accident is detected, an array of sensors can deploy any one or more of the six airbags to provide all-over protection for the driver, front passenger and outboard rear passengers. The Outback, Forester and Tribeca also feature a rollover sensor to ensure the side-curtain airbags are properly deployed if a rollover occurs7.

Low Engine Placement

If you're caught in an accident and you collide with something from the front, your own engine can pose a serious danger to you and your passengers. The engine block can be sent backward, to the point that it begins to enter the cabin area. Because we place the SUBARU BOXER® engine lower in the body, and because it has a lower profile, it's less likely to be pushed into a position where it would begin to harm the vehicle's occupants. What's more, we mount the engine to the frame in such a way that it will tend to move away from the passenger area of the vehicle.

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