Haha I hear the new ones do have some decoupling but my sister's 2.5L Outback 2019 doesn't impress that much.For anyone who ever owned a Subaru, AWD is pretty straight-forward: 'cause of a full-time AWD, a tiny empty 2.5L AWD Impreza averages the same MPG (even in the city, but even more so on the highway) as a fully-loaded 3.5L big-ass 4WD Honda Pilot that runs mostly on FWD until it needs anything from the rear axle. Speaking as a former owner of an Impreza
This is what Rocky is referring to... now somebody will argue with you that what you are describing is the definition of AWD because they are traction assist devices that are meant to be temporarily used. Personally, I fall in the latter category.I always thought that AWD meant a system that is always driving all the wheels (ala Subaru) and 4WD was a system that could be shifted between 2 and 4 wheel drive. I suppose the Pilot system (and that in our Elements) falls into the 4WD category because it is not necessarily driving all the wheels all the time, even though the driver isn't doing the shifting between 2 and 4 WD.
Depends on which generation... it's changed over the years and model to model.I thought Subaru‘s AWD varied tongue front to rear automatically, all of the time, no?