Subaru Technology

Safety

Built to be there

Even more than driving performance, Subaru cars have an excellent reputation for safety. We’ve considered every aspect to engineer a safer car. First we help you avoid a collision with cutting-edge devices and improved performance. So the car reacts exactly as the driver intends – through rain, snow and rough roads. Then the highest build standards make sure the driver and passengers are well protected.

Eyesight Technology

Subaru's Groundbreaking Driving Support System

Like a second pair of eyes

  • Two stereo cameras capturing three-dimensional colour images
  • Precisely determine shape, speed and distance
  • Detects vehicles, motorbikes, bicycles and pedestrians
  • Warns the driver and even applies the brakes if necessary

Eyesight driving support system

Vehicle Dynamics

Control System

Monitoring if the vehicle is following the driver's intended course

  • Array of sensors
  • AWD torque distribution
  • Engine management
  • Braking assist

Vehicle Dynamics Control System

Cabin Protecting

Layout

Your safety is our priority

  • The low-mounted engine and gearbox are designed to both absorb the impact and drop safely below the passenger compartment, protecting the passenger
  • To allow for this movement, the cradle securing the engine is engineered to collapse, allowing the engine to slide downwards

Cabin Protecting Layout

Subaru Global Platform

Channels Collision Energy Sufficiently

The underlying platform that will serve as the basis for all new Subaru vehicles

  • Offers even more pleasure and peace of mind to all drivers and passengers
  • Increases the car’s body strength by 40%
  • The frame can absorb and safely dissipate more energy
  • By increasing the rigidity of the body, front suspension and rear subframe, vehicles built on the SGP have enhanced straight-line stability and minimal body roll

Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frames

5-STAR EURO

NCAP RATING

Subaru sets the standard for passenger protection

  • All Subaru Vehicles tested are 5 star EURO NCAP rated
  • The highest possible for a motor vehicle
  • Meticulously engineered and scrutinised

Eyesight Technology

Subaru's Groundbreaking Driving Support System

Like a second pair of eyes

  • Two stereo cameras capturing three-dimensional colour images
  • Precisely determine shape, speed and distance
  • Detects vehicles, motorbikes, bicycles and pedestrians
  • Warns the driver and even applies the brakes if necessary

Eyesight driving support system

Cabin Protecting

Layout

Your safety is our priority

  • The low-mounted engine and gearbox are designed to both absorb the impact and drop safely below the passenger compartment, protecting the passenger
  • To allow for this movement, the cradle securing the engine is engineered to collapse, allowing the engine to slide downwards

Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frames

Vehicle Dynamics Control System

Vehicle Dynamics

Control System

Monitoring if the vehicle is following the driver's intended course

  • Array of sensors
  • AWD torque distribution
  • Engine management
  • Braking assist

Cabin Protecting Layout

Subaru Global Platform

Channels Collision Energy Sufficiently

The underlying platform that will serve as the basis for all new Subaru vehicles

  • Offers even more pleasure and peace of mind to all drivers and passengers
  • Increases the car’s body strength by 40%
  • The frame can absorb and safely dissipate more energy
  • By increasing the rigidity of the body, front suspension and rear subframe, vehicles built on the SGP have enhanced straight-line stability and minimal body roll

Subaru Boxer Engine

How Subaru e-BOXER Hybrid Works

The Subaru e-BOXER system offers 3 driving modes: Engine driving, EV driving, and Motor Assist driving. From standstill, or at low speed, the electric motor alone powers the vehicle, for a quiet and zero-emission driving.

The electric motor and the battery pack are aligned longitudinally. The heavy motor is placed near the vehicle's centre of gravity, while the battery and other components are arranged above the rear axle.

Click here to find out more about Subaru e-BOXER technology

Engine

Subaru Engine Accident Dismount

No one expect an accident to occur, but if it does let Subaru protect you and your family. In the event of an accident, the Subaru Boxer engine disconnects and slides underneath the vehicle, away from the driver and passengers. A safety concern of typical V-shaped engines is engine penetration inside the vehicle, which can cause injury and death. The safe engine design is what makes a Subaru a Subaru.

  • Engine disconnects and slides under vehicle
  • Prioritise driver and passenger safety
Engine

Lower Centre of Gravity

The horizontal design of the Subaru Boxer engine is more than just good looks under the hood. The nearly perfectly symmetrical engine sits flat and low to the ground. This creates superb handling around tight corners, better balance and makes for a safer vehicle. Typical inline and V-shaped engines don't have a perfectly balanced design, which reduces efficiency and safety.

  • The flat and balanced engine design along with the standard AWD system helps keep the vehicle on the road.
  • A balanced engine is a safer engine.
Engine

How the Boxer Engine Works

The horizontally opposed Subaru Boxer engine gets its name from the way that the pistons move. The pistons move horizontally, in a side-to-side manner like two boxers punching. This unique design to Subaru and certain Porsche models creates a lower centre of gravity, perfect symmetrical balance, better handling and a more efficient AWD system.

  • Perfect combination of balance, power and efficiency.
  • Opposing pistons cancel out each other's movement.
  • Smoother running engine.
Engine

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

Symmetrical AWD

A Subaru is engineered to deliver the best possible traction and stability through its AWD, with its engine and drivetrain in a symmetrical, straight-line layout. Power is routed to all four wheels simply and directly, for perfect balance and ultimate driver control. Excellent road adhesion gives acceleration an immediate and exhilarating feel. Symmetry enhances the Subaru’s handling to be more stable and responsive during cornering, imparting a unique feeling of control in any situation.

  • Traction
  • Control
  • Balance
Engine

Constant Contact

The more your tyres are engaging the road, the greater control, security and connection you have. Power is routed to all four wheels all the time, maximising handling and traction.

  • Power and Traction
  • Efficiency and Durability
  • Stability and Control
  • Working Together
Engine

Agility in an Emergency

In bad weather, or in the precious seconds it take to react to a sudden situation, the symmetrical drivetrain with almost total side-to-side balance provides the stability, agility and traction that help you step around danger.

  • Maintain a firm grip on the road
  • Distribute power to the wheels with the best traction
  • Engine mounted in-line with the drivetrain
Engine