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

A second pair of eyes on the road.

Eyesight driving support system

Vehicle Dynamics

Control System

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

Vehicle Dynamics Control System

Cabin Protecting

Layout

Your safety is our priority

Cabin Protecting Layout

Subaru Global Platform

Channels Collision Energy Sufficiently

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

Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frames

5-STAR EURO

NCAP RATING

Subaru sets the standard for passenger protection

Eyesight Technology

Subaru's Groundbreaking Driving Support System

A second pair of eyes on the road.

Eyesight driving support system

Cabin Protecting

Layout

Your safety is our priority

Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frames

Vehicle Dynamics Control System

Vehicle Dynamics

Control System

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

Cabin Protecting Layout

Subaru Global Platform

Channels Collision Energy Sufficiently

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Engine