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Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control

When you buy a Subaru vehicle from our Pfaff Subaru dealership, you are buying a very high-end machine with plenty of innovative features. At our dealership in Guelph, ON, our customers can find a very large selection of new and pre-owned Subaru vehicles that are waiting to be taken out for a test drive. There are many distinct features that separate a Subaru vehicle for the rest of the pack. One of these features is called Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control, and if you are looking for more information about it, then you have come to the right place. In this blog, we share some information about Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control. 

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What is Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control?

Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control is a form of electronic stability control. This advanced active safety system utilizes a network of sensors to monitor wheel speed, steering wheel position, yaw rate, and lateral acceleration. If the sensors detect that the vehicle is not moving in the intended direction, the system will take steps to try to correct the situation. Since most Subaru models are equipped with symmetrical full-time AWD, the VDC system relies on this first to maximize traction and restore vehicle stability at the first signs of trouble. If this doesn’t produce the desired results, VDC will then take corrective action by adjusting torque-split front to rear, applying the brakes to individual wheels, altering engine timing, and reducing fuel flow to the engine.

What are the advantages of the Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control?

There are many advantages that can be experienced with the Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control. By helping to ensure greater control and superior active safety standards without hindering driver engagement, Subaru VDC is a very effective tool, The inherent weakness of other stability control systems is that, at times, they improve vehicle stability at the expense of momentum. Below we have included a few ways that the VDC system is different.

It maintains forward momentum:

For vehicles equipped with Subaru symmetrical full-time AWD, the drivetrain is fully integrated with VDC to maintain vehicle stability without compromising forward momentum. As power is being distributed to all four wheels all the time, the wheel experiencing a loss of traction will regain that traction more quickly. This can be critical in certain situations, such as when merging into fast-moving traffic from a stop or when driving in wintry conditions.

It can maximize driver engagement:

Subaru models equipped with symmetrical full-time AWD typically require less assistance from VDC in the first place, allowing the driver to stay more in command and enjoy higher levels of engagement. However, on those rare occasions when conditions warrant, the system will help to ensure a smooth, quick and seamless transition from a low-traction situation to a fully secure situation, without needless, extreme and sudden intervention.

If you are looking into purchasing a new or pre-owned Subaru vehicle and you are wanting to learn more about the Subaru Vehicle Dynamic Control System, then we encourage you to get in touch with a representative at Pfaff Subaru. Click here to learn about the Pfaff Difference. 

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