Subaru Engineering

Why do Subaru vehicles give such a smooth, enjoyable drive? The answer is simple: Subaru engineers are some of the finest in the world. It's not just you; Subaru vehicles really are different from the rest under the hood, and that pays off out on the road. There are many different technologies in each Subaru that help it deliver the best performance possible.

The most famous of these is the Subaru symmetrical all-wheel drive system. Standard in every Subaru vehicle (except for the performance-oriented Subaru BRZ), AWD delivers power to all four wheels as needed. The vehicle detects where power is needed and adjusts accordingly; if one wheel is over a slippery spot on the road and has poor traction, your Subaru will automatically lower the power delivered to that wheel and send it to the other three. This also helps when taking tight corners. No matter what conditions are like, Subaru vehicles deliver a smooth ride.

The boxer engine in each Subaru is also well known. This is another part of what makes a Subaru so much more enjoyable to drive. The pistons on a Subaru engine are on opposite sides of the engine, so the vibration they each generates cancels itself out. Less engine vibration gives a smoother ride, and even increases engine longevity. The boxer engine also makes a Subaru safer in case of an accident. While a conventional engine and drive train are often pushed in to the passenger area in a collision, the boxer engine and special drivetrain layout in a Subaru are pushed away from the passenger area.

Subaru helps increase fuel efficiency and engine performance with their Continuously Variable Transmission. While standard engines used a fixed set of gears, a CVT system has two hydraulically operated adjustable pulleys connected by a chain. This allows the engine to move them closer or farther as needed, and simulates the best gear at any speed. This not only increases fuel efficiency, it even gives a smoother ride.

If you're looking for the smoothest ride in the North Reading, Boston, Belmont, Lawrence, or Medford area, you'll find it in a Subaru. We have just the thing for you, right here at North Reading Subaru. Just give us a call at (888) 398-2570, or come visit us here in North Reading, MA.

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North Reading Subaru

260 Main Street
Directions North Reading, MA 01864

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