Subaru Boxer Engine FAQs

Facts About Subaru Boxer Engines

Often advertised at Williams Subaru are Subaru Boxer engines. Though, most laypersons won't know what comprises the engine or name itself.

And for as many questions, we have answers here or at our local, Lansing-area Subaru dealership.

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Why is the Subaru engine called 'Boxer'?

Subaru Boxer engines have earned the name from the pistons, which mimic the horizontal movement of a boxer's fists.

Why are the cylinders arranged in a horizontal layout?

The primary benefit for the horizontal configuration of the cylinders is safety. This is seen in enhanced handling and stability.

With this horizonal layout, your Subaru Boxer engine sits lower for gravitational advantage across the entire frame.

Can the Subaru Boxer save my life?

Believe it or not, the Subaru Boxer engine may save your life near East Lansing.

Due to the lower height of the Subaru Boxer engine, any serious front-end impact will drive the engine under the floor of the cabin. The passenger compartment will not be penetrated, as may happen with an engine resting higher under the hood.

What new Subaru models offer the Boxer engine?

Every Subaru model harbors a Subaru Boxer engine. Though, there's the choice of engine for elevated output in horsepower and acceleration past Haslett, MI.

For example, with new 2023 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition, a client has the choice of turbocharged 260 hp or the naturally aspirated Boxer engine delivering 182 hp.

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For more information on Subaru Boxer engines or Genuine Subaru Parts and Subaru-certified accessories, contact us or stop by our local, Lansing-area dealership.

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