Why Subaru’s Boxer engine is better
At the heart of every Subaru is a “Boxer” engine, which maximises power and stability and gives you a smoother ride.
Most engines have pistons that move up and down, but the Subaru engine has pistons that move horizontally, like a boxer punching, hence the name.
The “Boxer” engine has horizontally opposed pistons, which face away from each other, cancelling the vibration of the opposite piston, reducing vibration, giving you a shudder-free start and pull off.
The flat lying engine increases balance and efficiency of delivery of power to the drive train.
It also gives the whole vehicle a lower centre of gravity, which gives you better handling, flatter cornering and greater stability on the road.
The flat lying engine and lower centre of gravity also ensure that the pistons are always lubricated, meaning there is less friction on starting of the engine, increasing engine longevity.
In the case of an accident, the engine drops away and under the car, reducing the risk to occupants of the vehicle.
The Subaru “Boxer” engine has the highest fuel efficiency among dedicated all wheel drive vehicles.
When choosing either a new or used vehicle, major considerations are safety, performance, reliability and fuel efficiency.
The Subaru “Boxer” engine ticks all of these boxes, making your decision to buy a Subaru, a much easier one