Blog

Do Subaru vehicles have high-performance suspension?

Once the rubber hits the road, the level of sophistication of the suspension is critical to a given vehicle’s ride quality and handling. The ultimate goal: keeping the wheels planted firmly to the road to optimize power delivery, enhance ride comfort, and maintain control at all times. At Pfaff Subaru in Guelph, ON, our vehicles are equipped with the high-performance suspension to provide you with safer and more comfortable ride quality. If you are looking for more information about Subaru high-performance suspension, then you have come to the right place. Read on to learn more. 

Click here to begin browsing through our inventory at Pfaff Subaru in Guelph, ON. 

Long-travel design brings greater control 

The 4-wheel fully independent suspension system was originally engineered and fine-tuned over decades of motorsport competition. The design incorporates lightweight components and sees each driven wheel attached to a driveshaft through its own long axle shaft that allows the wheel to move independently, reducing the angle required to absorb bumps in the road and maintaining tire contact on uneven surfaces. This, in turn, creates greater comfort, safety, stability, and control. The axle shafts are also equal in length, eliminating torque steer, reducing strain and binding on the constant velocity joints, and improving the efficiency and durability of components.

Double-wishbone rear design for ride comfort 

The double-wishbone rear suspension handles rough roads and sharp corners with equal composure, ensuring maximum contact with the road while isolating passengers from harshness at the same time. This suspension design provides a more stable, comfortable, and planted feel because it offers more control over the degree to which the rear wheels tilt in and out in the corners. The double-wishbone rear suspension is also flatter and more compact, so the components don’t intrude into the cargo area, increasing useable space for those more adventurous adventures.

MacPherson strut-type front design 

The Subaru MacPherson strut-type front suspension system is significantly more rigid than conventional front-strut systems, which helps slash noise, vibration, and harshness, more importantly, it delivers superior handling. This design is strengthened further by the cradle frame mounting, which also improves steering response. An L-shaped lower control arm is incorporated to allow for a smaller turning circle, creating greater maneuverability. On performance models, this control arm is made of aluminum to reduce unsprung weight and deliver even better handling characteristics. All vehicles also feature a wide track, which aids in creating added stability.

If you are looking for a Subaru vehicle with high-performance suspension, then you have come to the right place at Pfaff Subaru in Guelph, ON. We encourage yout o schedule a test drive on our website so that you can experience the Subaru high-performance suspension for yourself. Additionally, while you are on our website, click here to learn about the Pfaff Difference. 

Click here to find our contact information, schedule a test drive, or to speak with a representative.