How Does Subaru X-MODE® Work?

Subaru X-Mode 

The Subaru X-MODE® feature enhances your vehicle's performance so it can handle different road conditions with ease and confidence. If you are looking for a new vehicle and want to know if the Subaru Outback X-MODE® can deliver the performance you want, learn more about its capabilities with Glenwood Springs Subaru.

Benefits of X-MODE®

The X-MODE® is a much-talked-about feature that comes standard on all Crosstrek models. When you activate the Subaru Crosstrek X-MODE®, enjoy peace of mind and driving with confidence knowing you are taking advantage of performance benefits like:

  • 8.7 inches of ground clearance
  • Automatic activation of Hill Descent Control when you need it
  • Direct power to slipping wheels
  • Enhanced performance of the traction control system
  • Extra power delivered to the wheels that have a grip

How X-MODE® Works

X-MODE® increases the capabilities of numerous vehicle systems like:

  • All Wheel Drive: Glenwood Springs drivers will get optimum traction and power from their AWD system when X-MODE® raises the front and rear coupling force.
  • Engine Throttle: The X-MODE® system blocks the engine throttle from opening too quickly. Use a special setting and your Subaru will deliver torque more slowly at first and then come on stronger when needed.
  • Hill Descent Control: Under 12 mph, this helps your vehicle maintain starting speed by managing the throttle and braking.
  • Transmission: While X-MODE® is ON, the transmission will stay in a lower gear so you get better engine power.

Vehicle Dynamics Control System: Experience enhanced control to provide braking to a wheel that is slipping.

Test Out X-MODE® at Glenwood Springs Subaru

Glenwood Springs Subaru has a large inventory of new Subaru models with X-MODE® and other noteworthy advanced technologies available at our Vail-area dealership. Experience the difference between the Subaru Forester X-MODE®, or another model you currently have your eyes on, with a test drive today! Contact us today with any additional questions, including about Subaru Certified Pre-Owned warranty coverage.

Glenwood Springs Subaru

175 Storm King Rd
Directions Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

  • Sales: (970) 964-6460
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