Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
The braking system now features quick response courtesy of a short pedal stroke and the use of next-generation calipers and high-quality brake pads. The ABS also incorporates numerous advances, including Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Override, Brake Assist and the Hill Start Assist system, which prevents rollback when starting out on steep inclines.
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
The standard VDC^ system utilizes advanced sensors to monitor and analyze if the vehicle is following the driver’s intended course. When approaching the limits of stability, the system automatically adjusts the AWD torque distribution‡, engine output and brakes at each wheel to help keep the vehicle on-course. Standard on all Crosstrek trims, Active Torque Vectoring will apply braking force to the inside front wheel and distributes more torque to the outside wheel during cornering to help the car turn better. These systems give drivers of all abilities the feeling of added security and increased confidence under all possible scenarios.
^ VDC is also known as electronic stability control
‡ Models equipped with CVT only