Why Should You Choose a Subaru?

Subaru has some of the most fuel-efficient AWD vehicles in America. But did you know Subaru Symmetrical AWD is perfect for Florida's wet and rainy roads? Most people think AWD is just for the snow, but the vast majority (75%) of weather-related crashes happen on wet pavement either during or right after a rain storm.** This makes Subaru the perfect car for Florida weather! Contact Bird Road Subaru and test drive an all wheel drive vehicle today!

What is Subaru Symmetrical AWD?

Precipitation creates slippery conditions that require an even distribution of power for maximum traction. Subaru incorporates several core technologies for the most effective response to these conditions. Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive improves stability and provides a quicker response to wet roads. This is coupled with the Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) system, which automatically senses steering and braking inputs to help keep the vehicle on the driver's intended path.

In stopping situations, the Anti-Lock Braking system (ABS) pulses braking power to help prevent wheel lockup. Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) optimizes the distribution of braking force between the front and rear wheels according to how the vehicle is loaded with passengers and cargo. The Brake Assist system helps ensure maximum pressure is applied to the brakes as quickly as possible in an emergency situation. The combination of these systems help provide a safe and controlled driving experience, even in slippery conditions.

Power and Traction

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive sends power to all wheels simultaneously for maximum traction and acceleration. In wet and slippery conditions, that power instinctively flows to the wheels with the best traction. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, VDC, ABS, EBD and Brake Assist are standard on many Subaru models.

Stability and Control

The balanced design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive helps add control through uniform stability. With power being distributed to the wheels with the best traction, it helps you hold true to the path. Front-wheel drive vehicles generally understeer or push in a turn, while rear-wheel drive vehicles can often oversteer in a turn.**(Source: Fourteen-year averages from 1995 to 2008 analyzed by Noblis, based on NHTSA data).