Top 10 Technology Features of a Subaru


Subarus are known for their style and durability, but did you know they’re also packed with advanced technology? From the Outback to the Forrester, Subaru’s 7 models feature next-generation safety and entertainment features designed to enhance your driving experience. 


At Maple Hill Auto, we understand West Michigan consumers have many choices for their next new or pre-owned vehicles, and we believe our Subarus stand out for their reliability and innovation. We pride ourselves on helping our customers through all the available technology and explaining their importance and convenience.


Here are our top 10 tech features that come standard in many 2018 Subarus:



1)    Subaru Starlink: Subaru’s onboard technology system is your car’s safety and entertainment hub. Available in many 2018 models, Starlink’s security features include automatic collision notification, enhanced roadside assistance and stolen vehicle recovery. The system also connects to your smartphone apps, allowing drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. Via Starlink, drivers can access Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Pandora.


2)    Bluetooth: Standard on all Subaru models, Bluetooth hands-free tech and streaming capability enables drivers to pair their smartphones with the vehicle’s audio system, and control phone calls, voice texting, and music streaming and playlists.


3)  Subaru EyeSight: Available on many of our most popular models, EyeSight, our driver assistance system, monitors traffic, speed and your lane position. Our breaking feature can activate full stops in an emergency situation, helping to avoid a crash or reduce impact. 


4) Harman Kardon speakers: These premium speakers, integrated in select Ascent, Crosstrek, Forester, Impreza, Legacy, Outback, WRX, and WRX STI, create a superior listening experience.


5) Navigation: You’ll never lose your way with Subaru’s advanced navigation system. For models 2016 and newer, Subaru provides complimentary, annual map upgrades to keep your navigation up to date.


6) Integrated entertainment: Subaru’s touch-screen dash allows easy access to some of your favorite apps and services, including podcasts, SiriusXM and Aha. All new Subarus include with a four-month, All Access trial membership to SiriusXM to listen in-car and on the SiriusXM mobile app.


7) Symmetrical All Wheel Drive: Standard on all our models, our AWD system continually powers all four wheels for superior traction in all road conditions.


8) Keyless Access System: Never go fishing in your bag for your keys again! Instead of a traditional key and ignition system, all new Subaru’s come equipped with push-button start and keyless entry systems. That means you can unlock and start the car without ever taking out your key.



9) LED Steering Responsive Headlights: Our advanced lighting system tracks turns to maximize visibility. Our High Beam Assist automatically senses oncoming vehicles and switches between high and low lights.


10)  WiFi Connectivity: Beginning with the new 7-passenger Subaru Ascent, on-board WiFi will allow for faster and more reliable Internet connectivity. Plans call to eventually add WiFi to other models.



Our sales consultants are experts in Subaru’s many technological offerings and will make sure you are familiar with all of your car’s safety, convenience and entertainment features.


Ready to see these innovations for yourself? Visit us today Maple Hill Auto, or contact us here or at (269) 342-6600.