Get to Know the Subaru-Exclusive X-MODE

Subaru models are already capable adventurers, but X-MODE gives them even more of an edge. How? X-MODE is a Subaru-only feature that works closely with the sophisticated Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system to give you Subaru the extra boost of capability it needs to tackle rough trails with ease. When you venture off the beaten path and find yourself faced with challenges like uneven terrain or steep inclines, you can count on X-MODE to help you power through and come out on top. So, how does X-MODE work, exactly? Here's a quick look at how this system works.

How to Use X-MODE

Engaging X-MODE is as simple as pushing a button.

So, what happens after that button press? X-MODE works to control your Subaru vehicle's engine output, braking system, transmission, and AWD system to help you gain better traction on challenging surfaces in a variety of situations.

Driving on Slippery Surfaces

The goal of X-MODE is to help you stay as surefooted as possible, even when the terrain is slippery. When engaged, X-MODE helps to direct power to the wheels with the most traction to keep you from slipping. This is especially useful if you're driving on a wet or snowy surface and you suddenly lose traction. X-MODE helps you stay in control.

Climbing Uphill

X-MODE can help you drive up rugged hills by using lower gear ratios to power up the wheels that have the best traction. This system also helps to up clutch pressure to help maintain stability and control as you make your way uphill.

Driving Downhill

X-MODE has a Hill Descent Control feature that can help you keep your car's speed constant as you drive downhill at low speeds. It monitors road conditions and automatically applies necessary braking power to each wheel so that you can focus more on steering. This can come in handy when the hill you're descending is rugged or slippery.

Experience X-MODE for Yourself

Find out more about how X-MODE can make your Subaru journeys easier when you visit Reynolds Subaru for a test drive today!

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    Lyme, CT 06371

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