Subaru's Driving Capabilities

Learn about the Subaru brand's legendary driving capabilities

The Subaru brand has a lot going for it, but the biggest thing that sets it apart from the competition and has helped it remain popular with shoppers from Walnut Creek and beyond is its legendary All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system.

Unlike most brands where you must upgrade to an AWD option, or like some segments were it's near impossible to get AWD, most Subaru models have it standard. The only one that doesn't is the Subaru BRZ, and it's a sport car that proudly flaunts its rear-wheel capabilities, which is what you want anyway when you're letting loose around the backroads of Napa.

A Different Kind of AWD

Not all AWD systems are created equally, and the Subaru brand's is one of the most advanced. The symmetrical all-wheel drive technology is smart and sends equal and simultaneous power to all the wheels to help with accelerating. If you are driving in Sacramento CA during the wet and slippery winter, your equipped Subaru model will shift power to the wheels the already have the most traction, which Subaru describes as giving you the upper hand.

It luckily doesn't rain a lot in California, but the AWD system is still nice to have on dry commutes around Vacaville. Unlike FWD vehicles that tend to understeer or RWD vehicles that can oversteer, the symmetrical AWD system is balanced and helps you maintain control along winding roads, and that's especially important when you have precious human and four-legged cargo along for the ride! With this system you'll get four things: balance, traction, control, and peace of mind in all conditions.

 

Other Performance-Friendly Features

Whether you're in downtown Davis or somewhere with unpaved roads, there are other engineering features on a new Subaru model that you can take advantage of.

  • For precision and a smooth ride, all models have a 4-wheel suspension system that's fully independent. This provides more responsiveness when you're driving, and is great on the highway, in cities, or even on straightaways.
  • Potholes or bumpy, unpaved driveways are easy to navigate with the Subaru crossovers and SUVS. The Subaru Crosstrek, Forester, Outback, and Ascent all have 8.7-inches of ground clearance, so you don't have to worry as much about bottoming out.
  • Other savvy engineering features include X-MODE® that enhances the AWD system, Hill Descent Control to help you maintain your downhill speed, and Active Torque Vectoring for controlled turns and sharper handling.
  • Accessories & Add-Ons

    While Subaru models are made to handle most regular driving conditions, they aren't meant for off-roading, though we have seen some older Subaru Foresters hitting up some inspiring trails. That said, there are still things you can get to help protect your Subaru vehicle from the elements:

  • Body and side molding and a rear bumper cover to help prevent dings and scratches
  • All-weather floormats so your muddy, wet, or dusty shoes don't ruin the carpet (plus, they're easier to       clean)
  • Bike and cargo racks and crossbar sets so you can bring along gear and not take up space inside
  • A trailer hitch so you can tow when properly equipped. Our Subaru Ascent can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
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    To see how well a Subaru model with standard all-wheel drive really handles, visit our Fairfield CA dealership this weekend. Even if you have an AWD model from another brand, we're sure you'll notice the difference right away and will be eager to buy or lease a new Subaru that has your back throughout the year.

    Fairfield Subaru

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    Directions Fairfield, CA 94534

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