Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Engineering information in Chandler, AZ

Subaru Superstore Looks at Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for the Greater Phoenix Area

We often get asked, 'What is Subaru symmetrical all-wheel drive and how is it different from other all-wheel drive systems?' These are great questions and there are a lot of good reasons why symmetrical all-wheel drive is among the most well-recognized systems on the road. Did you know that most all-wheel drive vehicles start life as a 2-wheel drive vehicle? Additional equipment is then added to make it all-wheel drive. This is one of the main differences and advantages held by Subaru models which are engineered from the very start to have all-wheel drive on every model. This allows nearly every Subaru model to have ideal symmetry with the all-wheel drive components centrally located throughout the vehicle. Aside from the superior weight distribution, this advantage also improves all-wheel drive capability because each of the axles are the same length. Other all-wheel drive models that have off-center components will distribute torque differently depending on the length of the drive shaft.


Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive has the engine mounted in-line with the drivetrain, helping provide a seamless transfer of power to all four wheels.

Other AWD systems need additional drivetrain components to route the same power to the wheels, often using complex designs. More components tend to reduce vehicle efficiency and could add to higher maintenance costs.


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.


Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive sends power to all wheels simultaneously for maximum traction and acceleration.

In slippery conditions, that power instinctively flows to the wheels with the best traction.

Why is All-Wheel Drive Beneficial Around the Phoenix, AZ Area?

It can often be easy to consider something like all-wheel drive as a feature that's only necessary where you might encounter icy or snowy roads. While the renowned traction of Subaru symmetrical all-wheel drive is certainly incredibly popular throughout the mountainous Pacific Northwest and Colorado Rockies, there're also a great many benefits on the roads of Arizona. Symmetrical all-wheel drive is a major factor in why Subaru continues to lead the industry in safety. The superior traction from this technology is impressive when it comes to sudden emergency maneuvers and great for getting to that perfect camping spot well off the beaten path. You'll also appreciate the added traction and safety on wet roads.

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You may have heard that at Subaru Superstore in Chandler, we're Arizona's #1 Volume Dealer because We Sell More, For Less… Guaranteed! But we also do so much more than provide one of the biggest selections of new Subaru models available with regularly updated special lease, purchase, and finance special offers. We're here to help you get the most from your Subaru with expert factory-trained technicians in our state-of-the-art Subaru service center. You'll also find frequently updated specials to make your Subaru maintenance, service, and repair easier. We'll only use genuine Subaru parts and filters to care for your Subaru, and you won't have to wait longer for them since they're conveniently available in our well-stocked Subaru parts department. When it comes to taking care of the advanced technology and engineering in your Subaru, come see us at 1050 S. Gilbert Road, Chandler, AZ 85286. We're proud to serve Scottsdale, AZ at Subaru Superstore near Gilbert.

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