Technology

Technology

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

Control leads to confidence, and stability creates an agility that excites in the all-new Legacy. Subaru vehicles are gifted at inspiring confidence behind the wheel, thanks to the inherently stable design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive paired with the uniquely balanced SUBARU BOXER engine. This system delivers power to all four wheels at all times for enhanced control on all roads and in poor conditions. It has excellent side-to-side balance and handling precision, thanks to its main components being aligned longitudinally, while its low centre of gravity creates an especially engaging and responsive drive. The unique advantages of Symmetrical AWD make for exceptionally rewarding handling and empower you to better avoid danger.

Active Torque Split AWD

Paired with Lineartronic, the Active Torque Split AWD system responds to traction conditions, the transmission and driver inputs by continuously controlling the torque distribution front to rear.

Improved suspension

Using improved front struts and rear shocks, the suspension has been finely tuned for an enjoyable balance between responsive steering and a smooth, comfortable ride. 2.5i-S and 3.6R-S are also equipped with STABLEX-Ride, a new valve system and larger diameter front strut cylinders, which have improved damping response at low piston speeds and permit damping suppression at high piston speeds for much better stability and ride quality with less body shake.

Cradle mount frame

You'll enjoy more agile handling and a smoother ride in the Legacy thanks to its Cradle Mount System. And in a collision, it allows the engine to retract under the cabin, lengthening the front crumple zone.

SUBARU BOXER Engine

Few other cars drive with the self-assured confidence of the Legacy, so you won't be surprised by how uniquely it is accomplished. The horizontally-opposed configuration of the SUBARU BOXER engine places the pistons 180 degrees apart, for a lower, flatter profile than other engine types. This gives the engine, and therefore the overall vehicle, a lower centre of gravity and better sense of balance. Further, the pistons' opposing movements inherently counteract each other, naturally reducing vibration.
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