Subaru Brand Advantages

Why Choose Subaru Over the Competition? Let us Count the Reasons.

When shopping for your next new car, you certainly have a lot of options. That's why it's important to pay close attention to the details of what each has to offer. Here at Cannon Subaru we're proud of the vehicles we sell and service, because we know that our models offer some things that competitors just can't match. On this page, we'll describe three major aspects that are integral to making a Subaru a Subaru. A track record of safety, symmetrical all-wheel drive, and the boxer engine are just a few reasons why loyal Subaru owners are so passionate about their vehicles.

Reason #1 - A Legendary Safety Reputation

Did you know that Subaru was the only automaker to earn Top Safety Pick ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for all of its models...for five straight years (2010-2015)? It's true, and it's a testament to Subaru's unwavering commitment to safety across its entire lineup. This dedication can be found in technologies and features like:

  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC): VDC is a stability control system that automatically detects when you steer and break, and helps keep the vehicle on the intended path.
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD): Along with the standard Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), which pulses braking power to prevent lockup, EBD provides the most ideal distribution of braking force to the wheels depending on how the vehicle is loaded. In addition, Subaru's Brake Assist system helps apply maximum braking pressure as quickly as possible.
  • Optimum visibility: With reduced A-pillars, large windows, and an available rear-vision camera, Subaru vehicles are designed to give you the best view of your surroundings.
  • Conscious design: Each Subaru model features design cues that specifically influence the safety of the vehicle. For instance, the passenger compartment provides high-impact protection thanks to a ring-shape-reinforced frame, and the boxer engine's placement is designed to be driven under the chassis during a front-end collision. Furthermore, an advanced airbag system provides protection from up to eight airbags, and models like Forester, Outback, and Crosstrek include a rollover sensor.
  • Advanced technology: Subaru's EyeSight® is like an extra set of eyes on the road. The system constantly scans the road, warning the driver of possible dangerous situations, and even applying the brakes when a collision appears imminent. When equipped with EyeSight, Forester, Impreza, Legacy, Outback, Crosstrek, and WRX models all earned the highest Top Safety Pick+ designation from the IIHS. For extra peace of mind, SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security offers Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and more.

Reason #2 - Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive

The automotive industry is full of vehicles with all-wheel drive (AWD), but we think it's important to make clear the difference between the competitions AWD, and Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel drive. The main distinction is that Subaru's symmetrical AWD is not adapted from a 2-wheel drive system like most industry offerings. This results in several advantages including:

  • Linear power is supplied to all-wheels, instead of traveling through several 90-degree turns in an adapted system.
  • Symmetrical all-wheel drive prevents torque steer, while the unequal front drive shafts of adapted systems actually cause torque steer.
  • Symmetrical all-wheel drive doesn't lose power in the turns.
  • Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel drive system is always on, ensuring better balance and control when you need it most. This is in contrast to the deceptively-named part-time systems of competitors like Ford (Intelligent 4WD), Nissan (Intuitive AWD), Toyota (On-Demand 4WD), and Honda (Real Time 4WD).

Reason #3 - Subaru's boxer engine

Subaru's thoughtfully engineered boxer engine is crafted to deliver an ideal balance of power and efficiency. Only Subaru and Porsche utilize this horizontally-opposed flat engine design, which was given the name boxer because of the simultaneous in-and-out movement of the piston pairs which brings to mind the gloves of a boxer in the ring. The boxer engine provides two distinct advantages over traditional inline and V-shaped engines.

  • Smooth sailing: The opposing action of the pistons cancels out vibrations, making the drive even more comfortable.
  • Less wear and tear during engine starts: Inline and V-type engines start dry, increasing the friction at startup, which can decrease the life of the engine. Due to the positioning of the pistons in a boxer engine, they are always below the oil line, ensuring constant lubrications, even during startup.

You Don't Have to Take Our Word for It

Even the experts love Subaru vehicles. In 2016 alone, Subaru has garnered a number of coveted accolades from Kelley Blue Book including 2016 Best Overall Brand, 2016 Most Trusted Brand, and 2016 Best Resale Value. To learn more about the praise that industry experts have for Subaru and its individual models, pay a visit to our trophy case.

Experience the Subaru Difference for Yourself

We could go on and on about why a Subaru is the smart choice for our drivers from Lakeland, Brandon, Winter Haven, Plant City, and Lake Wales, but we know that the only way to truly appreciate a Subaru is to get behind the wheel. If you're interested in learning more about what Subaru has to offer you, feel free to contact us, or come visit us for a test drive. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to show you around.



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