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How Does the Subaru Boxer Engine Work?

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If you just bought a Subaru, you might be wondering how the engine works? Why is it called the Subaru Boxer Engine? The Boxer isn’t a type of Subaru model, but in fact the Subaru’s patented engine that sets it apart from other cars on Altoona roads. Stuckey Subaru is your local trusted Subaru dealer; we’ve put together this guide to help you see the power and advantages of the Subaru Boxer Engine.

The Subaru Boxer Engine Explained

The Boxer engine isn’t too different from other standard engine models. Unlike typical engines that fire vertically, the Subaru Boxer engines go the horizontal route, firing off at 180 degrees. In motion, the pistons almost resemble two boxers throwing punches at each other! The design allows for a lower center of gravity, which impacts your rides around Tyrone. You’ll feel the difference in your Subaru with reduced vibration, better traction and handling, and the torque more evenly and efficiently distributed to the car’s axles.

Is the Subaru Boxer Engine Available in All Models?

The Boxer Engine can be found in all the models in the current Subaru lineup. Find the Boxer engine powering rides beyond Bellwood with the following options:

  • Subaru Impreza
  • Subaru Crosstrek
  • Subaru BRZ
  • Subaru Outback
  • Subaru Forester
  • Subaru Ascent
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Subaru WRX & WRX STI

What Are Some of the Subaru Boxer Engines?

These are the current engine options — all which come with unique features:

2.0L Subaru Boxer Engine

  • Found in the Crosstrek, Impreza, and BRZ models
  • 148 hp and 145 lb-ft (200 hp and 151 lb.-ft torque on BRZ)

2.5L Subaru Boxer Engine

  • Found in the Forester, Outback, and Legacy models
  • 173 hp with 174 lb-ft torque

2.0L Turbocharged Subaru Boxer Engine

  • Found in the WRX model
  • 268 hp with 258 lb-ft torque

2.4 Turbocharged Subaru Boxer Engine

  • Found in the Ascent, Legacy, and Outback models

Find a Subaru Equipped with a Boxer Engine at Stuckey Subaru

Confident in your knowledge of what the Subaru Boxer engine is all about? Contact us to test drive a Subaru equipped with the Subaru Boxer engine today! We’ll assist you with any questions you might have about our available inventory. Our service team will also help keep your Subaru car running well into the future with our exclusive specials and offers!


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