Subaru Stopping Power

   Stopping Power

Even at moderate speeds, dangers on the road come up fast. You need the ability to stop even faster in order to stay away from them. That's why Subaru incorporates multiple levels of advanced braking technology that enhance not only the effectiveness and reliability of your brakes, but also help ensure that you're able to maintain full control of your vehicle when braking.

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

   Slippage is the enemy of stoppage. No matter how powerful your brakes are, they can't help you if your tires lock up and you lose traction. The Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) found on every Subaru monitors your wheels for lock up, and if it's detected, it pulses braking power -- more rapidly than humanly possible -- to help you maintain directional stability of the vehicle.
 

Vented Disc Brakes

   When you step on the brake pedal, the brakes found on every Subaru deliver plenty of confidence-inspiring stopping power. And their vented design helps keep them from over heating so they don't fade and stay functional when you really need them.

Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)

   Heavy braking can cause strong and unpredictable forces to act on your vehicle. Sometimes, for truly controlled braking, it's best to have braking power be concentrated either in the front or the rear wheels. The EBD system found on every Subaru closely monitors your vehicle when you're braking heavily and then dynamically reapportions braking force front to rear depending on where you need it to help you maintain vehicle stability or control during moderate to severe braking applications.

Brake Assist

   Danger can come up on you very fast. When you have to stop in the shortest distance possible, it's essential that maximum braking force be applied as quickly as possible. Because the human body is only able to react so fast, Brake Assist -- standard on every Subaru -- monitors the speed with which you apply to the brake pedal. If it senses you are in a panic-braking situation, it helps ensure that the brakes are fully engaged immediately. Acting more quickly that you might be able to on your own. And helping you to avoid a potentially hazardous situation.
 

 


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