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ENGINE PERFORMANCE

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SUBARU BOXER Engine

Few other SUVs drive with the level of confidence and responsiveness of the Forester, and the main reason for this lies beneath the surface—the SUBARU BOXER engine. Its horizontally opposed configuration places the pistons 180 degrees apart, for a lower, flatter profile than other engine types. This gives the engine, and therefore the overall vehicle, a lower centre of gravity and better sense of balance. Further, the pistons’ opposing movements inherently counteract each other, naturally helping to reduce vibration.
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Engine Sound

SUBARU BOXER ENGINE

Why SUBARU BOXER Engine?

The boxer engine derives its name from the horizontal movement of its pistons, which resembles the quick, jab-like motions of a boxer's fists. Although not a global standard, Subaru remains solely committed to the SUBARU BOXER engine because it embodies the Subaru promise of delivering enjoyment and peace of mind to all passengers. It also represents our steadfast commitment to technological innovation and engineering excellence.
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SUBARU BOXER TRAITS

In-line EngineSUBARU BOXER EngineV-type Engine

What makes it unique?

Unlike traditional “in-line” or “V-type” engine configurations, the pistons’ opposing movements inherently counteract each other, naturally helping to reduce vibration without the need for counter-balancers, which add weight and complexity.
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LINEARTRONIC

Why Lineartronic?

Subaru Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) incorporates two adjustable pulleys with a chain link for stepless gear ratio. This feature ensures a smooth and comfortable driving experience with optimum power at any speed for better fuel efficiency.
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X-MODE

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X-MODE and Hill Descent Control

Confidently conquer any road and enjoy the Forester's true driving potential with X-MODE. Select [SNOW/DIRT] mode for slippery surfaces covered with snow, dirt, or gravel, or [D.SNOW/MUD] mode for especially treacherous roads on which tyres can become stuck, such as deep snow, mud, or dry dirt.*1 Plus, Hill Descent Control helps maintain a controlled and constant speed even on slippery downhills, adding even more peace of mind to your drive.*2
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*1 2-mode X-MODE only available in premium grades.
*2 Driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness of Hill Descent Control depends on many factors such as vehicle maintenance, weather, tyre, and road conditions.

SI-DRIVE

SI-DRIVE*

Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) lets you drive how you want, when you want, in any scene. Select Intelligent Mode for balanced, smooth, and environmentally friendly performance, or Sport Mode for an immediate and linear torque-rich throttle response for sporty and smooth driving at any speed.
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SUBARU CORE TECHNOLOGIES

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Lineartronic + Active Torque Split AWD

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Lineartronic + Active Torque Split AWD

Lineartronic adjusts to any ratio in its range for smooth and stepless gear changes that keep the engine in its most efficient range for efficient and smooth acceleration, driving performance and better fuel efficiency. It comes paired with Subaru’s active torque split AWD system. Its default torque is well-balanced front to rear and adjusts in response to real-time traction conditions.
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SUBARU BOXER Engine

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SUBARU BOXER Engine

A boxer engine, or a horizontally opposed engine, is an engine configuration in which its pistons move toward each other in a horizontal direction. Subaru has been committed to the SUBARU BOXER engine for over 50 years for its many advantages over other engine types, providing durability and reliable performance in its vehicles.

Subaru Global Platform

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Subaru Global Platform

In adopting the SGP, the suspension system on the redesigned chassis was improved for better steering responsiveness, straight-line stability, and overall ride comfort. The result is an SUV that needs fewer steering corrections, has minimum body roll, and less unwanted cabin noise and vibrations, making even long drives more comfortable.
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Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame

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Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame

Utilising the SGP, the ring-shaped reinforcement frame makes better use of high-tensile steel panels and has been structurally redesigned for more efficient energy absorption from impacts in all directions.
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2.0-LITRE DOHC SUBARU BOXER

Engine Power (kW)
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Engine Torque (Nm)
Engine Speed (rpm)
MAX OUTPUT:
115 kW (156 PS) / 6,000 rpm

MAX TORQUE:
196 Nm (20.0 kgfm) / 4,000 rpm

2.0-LITRE DOHC SUBARU BOXER

The next-generation 2.0-litre direct-injection engine provides an exciting, sporty, and stress-free driving experience. The reduction in weight and outstanding thermal efficiency gives it improved fuel-efficiency and more torque in the most useful range, resulting in a highly-responsive and sporty engine.

Intelligent Mode

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Intelligent Mode

SI-DRIVE activates Intelligent Mode for immediate driving response and environmental responsibility. Throttle mapping balances smoothness and efficiency for an enhanced level of control.

Sport Mode

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Sport Mode

Sport Mode delivers smooth engine performance at any driving speed. You’ll immediately feel a linear response that brings to life the refined, torque-rich response.