3 Interesting Facts About Subaru Vehicles To Consider

Posted on: 2 September 2018

Subaru could easily be deemed one of the most popular European cars on the market. With a reputation for handling a lot of mileage and staying functional and being highly efficient vehicles, there are a lot of people who consider investing in a Subaru vehicle, whether it is a car, truck or SUV. If you have been investigating different car models because you know you will soon be buying a new vehicle, it is well worth your effort to get to know Subaru as the legacy brand it is. Take a look at these three facts about Subaru that you should know before making your final decision about what vehicle model to buy. 

Subarus have the reliable boxer engine layout. 

Pretty much every Subaru you find out there is going to have the same, standard boxer engine layout. This engine layout, which is oftentimes referred to as a flat engine, is desirable because of its straightforward design. The boxer engine is what is known as an internal combustion engine, and it boasts horizontally opposed cylinders that tend to run along both sides of the motor or seated side-by-side along the rear of the motor. The crankshaft is situated at a more central location. 

Subarus have roots in the aircraft manufacturing industry. 

According to Wikipedia, what eventually became Subaru as a company started out as The Aircraft Research Laboratory in 1915. Eventually, the company was transitioned into another aircraft company, and then after the war was over, spare parts used in aircraft were reorganized to create engines for scooters. The Subaru 1500, the first Subaru car that was made in 1954, was born after several transitions and changes in company ownership and setup. However, the same dedication to reliable quality from the aircraft manufacturing business was held steadily in place with the vehicle developments. 

Subaru has always had a goal of remaining inexpensive. 

Subaru has been around for a really long time, and it is not because they don't know what they are doing. Their goal has always been to create affordable vehicles that were easy and inexpensive to maintain as the years passed by. It is this dedication to keeping their vehicle costs low and low-maintenance that has driven the manufacturer to continue to put forth economical vehicles with great reputations for outlasting even a lot of domestic models. 

The bottom line is, Subarua has a legacy to carry, and their vehicles show it. If you would like to know more about Subarus, reach out to a Subaru dealership in your area.  


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