About Symmetrical AWD

Here at Atlantic Subaru, we want all our drivers to be informed and knowledgeable about their Subaru vehicles, which is why we take the time and effort to provide you with all the details you can find when you stop in to see in our showroom, and here on our website as you go through the research process. One common question we get is about Subaru's innovative Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and how it differs from other all-wheel drive vehicles on the market. Well, that's why we've taken the time to provide you with what it all entails, so you can learn, and appreciate it on your Subaru.

With Subaru, you get all vehicles (except the BRZ) that come standard with Symmetrical AWD are engineered from the start to be an all-wheel drive vehicle. That's different from others on the market, where all-wheel drive is added, and re-engineered.

So, what's the difference? With Subaru, all the components from the drive train, transmission, and engine are aligned in a straight, symmetrical line, hence Symmetrical AWD. On others, it's added on at different angles. The Subaru system gives you power to all four wheels at the same time for maximum traction and control, while competitors' all-wheel drive many times engages after the loss of traction is detected, and is unbalanced.

You'll see the benefits, especially in the New England area, as we get all the elements from rain, mud, and snow, and for many of us, we like heading out off the beaten path to enjoy our regional scenery, too. You'll notice the smooth, confident drive a Subaru gives you, and a lot of that is owed to Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. With Subaru, all-wheel drive is a commitment, not an add on.

You can learn more about the many other benefits of Subaru AWD vehicles here in our Cape Cod area showroom, as we'd be happy to answer your questions and help you find the right Subaru today.

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More Subaru Safety Features

We've been doing business here in Cape Cod for a little more than 15 years at Atlantic Subaru, and we've learned quite a bit about what our customers value in their vehicles. Now, safety is of paramount concern to many Cape Cod drivers, and luckily, it's of equal concern to Subaru. In fact, many drivers who visit our Bourne, MA dealership are surprised to learn just how many of our new Subaru models have earned high marks in safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with quite a few models earning the highest possible IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. Subaru's commitment to safety means that it is constantly innovating and improving the construction of its vehicles, resulting in better practices and more safety engineering with each successive model year. Here are just a few of Subaru's latest safety innovations that help to protect you and your family and give you peace of mind on the road.

  • EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology: The saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," has never been more true than when applied to vehicle safety. That's why Subaru has envisioned and designed the EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology suite as the pinnacle of collision prevention and mitigation technology. With features like Adaptive Cruise Control helping drivers to maintain a safe distance at highway speeds, Lane Keep Assist with Sway Warning to alert drowsy or distracted drivers against drifting out of lane, and Pre-Collision Braking and Pre-Collision Throttle Management allowing the vehicle to actively brake to avoid or lessen the impact of an accident, Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technologies are adept at mitigating many of the most common hazards and obstacles that many Massachusetts drivers face on the road.
  • Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection: When driving around Cape Cod, it's not uncommon to see a fender bender every now and then. Particularly during rush hour or in packed parking lots, it seems there's always some obstacle just lurking in the blind spot of your vehicle. Well, Subaru knows that craning or swiveling your head around to peer out the back of your car isn't always the best option, which is why many of its latest models feature Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection. Featuring helpful utilities like Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, the Subaru vehicle can alert you to vehicles and obstacles behind you, helping you to change or reverse out of parking spaces with confidence.
  • Advanced Protective Systems: Now, even with all its innovative safety technologies, Subaru understands that sometimes an accident is simply unavoidable. When it happens, you want to be behind the wheel of a sturdy, well-constructed vehicle, and with the Advance Protective Systems developed for many of the latest Subaru models here at Atlantic Subaru, you can rest assured of that. Many Subaru vehicles use high-tensile steel ring-shaped frames, which help to maintain the vehicle's integrity in the event of an accident. In addition, up to eight airbags can be deployed to protect both drivers and passengers in fore and aft quarters. Now, it's always best to avoid an accident when possible, but with the construction and innovative features available on Subaru vehicles, you can rest a whole lot easier knowing that your vehicle is well-equipped in the event of a collision.

Subaru Tech Features

More and more these days, technology is seen as a deciding factor in many Cape Cod drivers' decision to purchase a certain vehicle. Luckily, adding fresh technology and utility to its vehicles has always been a big part of Subaru's approach to design. It's latest models offer easy-to-use connectivity features and outstanding convenience technology, making them a joy to spend time in.

  • Bluetooth: Undoubtedly one of the most sought-after features on the market today, Bluetooth compatibility and connectivity is standard on all of the latest Subaru models. With Bluetooth, it's only too easy to pair your compatible smart phone, iPod, tablet, or many other mobile devices and use many of their features directly through your Subaru vehicle. With Bluetooth connectivity, you can make and receive calls through your onboard audio system, or even play music stored on your device through the vehicle's speakers.
  • Harman Kardon Premium Audio System: Speaking of speakers, lovers of premium sound quality will find plenty to get excited about with the Harman Kardon audio system available on many new Subaru models. Each Harman Kardon Audio system is specifically tuned to the interior of the model it's equipped to, with up to 12 crisp, balanced speakers placed throughout the cabin to deliver that outstanding audio experience that Harman Kardon has always been known for.

Subaru StarLink

As exciting and dynamic as the features mentioned above are, the Subaru StarLink is undoubtedly one of the most sophisticated pieces of technology available with many of the latest Subaru models. For Cape Cod drivers who're looking for the ultimate in automotive convenience technology, the Subaru StarLink system helps drivers to easily access all the features and available apps they need on the road through its large responsive touchscreen, while also bringing much sought-after safety and security functionality to supplement that of the EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology system. In our humble if biased opinion, the Subaru StarLink is the final word in excellence for automotive infotainment and multimedia devices, and we're confident it'll prove supremely useful for Cape Cod drivers as they travel throughout Massachusetts and beyond. Here are just some of the innovative features offered by this outstanding infotainment system.

StarLink Safety And Security

This system provides added functionality to your Subaru vehicle, allowing it to take immediate action in the event of an accident to alert emergency services, give additional insights on vehicle health and maintenance, and even provide some great utility via the connected MySubaru mobile app. Some of its features include:

  • Automatic Collision Notification
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery
  • Monthly Vehicle Health Report
  • Diagnostic Alerts
  • Vehicle Security Alarm Notifications
  • Remote Door Lock and Unlock
  • Remote Horn and Lights
  • Remote Vehicle Locator
  • Maintenance Reminders

StarLink Multimedia

Centrally mounted on the dash easily within the driver's reach, the responsive touchscreen StarLink Multimedia infotainment system offers a whole host of amenities and connectivity features that are sure to delight drivers across Cape Code. Compatible with most modern Apple and Android devices, the Subaru StarLink Multimedia system also features available integrated navigation and voice command support, allowing you to access necessary features without having to take your eyes off the road. What's more, the StarLink Multimedia system features support for apps like:

  • Pandora
  • Aha
  • iHeart Radio
  • Stitcher
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • HD Radio
  • and more…

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