Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)

Vehicle Dynamics Control System is an electronic stability control system and traction control in one.


What makes it important?

VDC plays the main role during difficult driving conditions.
When its sensors detect spinning wheels, VDC controls the Boxer engine and Symmetrical AWD in order to prevent skidding, and to keep the vehicle on path.


How does it work?     

VDC applies brakes to the spinning wheel and re-directs the power away to the other wheels to maintain control. It also reduces the engine's power to prevent wheel spin.

Watch this video to see how our system compares to others:

Why makes Subaru brand unique?

Standard on all models: Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Boxer engine, Vehicle Dynamics Control System, Double Wishbone Suspension, six airbags, and ring-shaped reinforcement frame. It's what makes Subaru, a Subaru.

Or, in other words: Great balance, better performance and efficiency, increased stability and control, smooth drive, and improved safety. It's what makes Subaru, a Subaru.

Our key is safe, confident and engaging driving; never an option, always a given.