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Okay, I know it has a tad less ground clearance. That is what it is, probably a Toyota thing. But is the actual symmetric AWD as good as with an Outback/Forester/Crosstrek? First I was told that the Solterra AWD didn't even go side-to-side, only front/back. Then I saw reviews showing that isn't the case. Still, with no differentials, is it as versatile as moving power around as the other ICE Subarus? Does it do 1WD as well? Does X-MODE (the first mode, with traction control) work the same? I see precious little information online.
 

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Without any technical information, nobody knows. It should be best in class compared to other SUV EVs. But by how much, nobody knows.
Some of the off-roading videos show how crawl-mode, etc. shift power from side-to-side, front-to-back, etc. My question has always been how they do the side-to-side considering one electric motor is used on the front and one on the back.
 

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Can’t speak to AWD but re stability control, old Toyota on snow would cut all power to all wheels if slip detected, beep loudly, abrupt and unsettling. Subie would gradually adjust power and allow some controlled sideways movement. Night and day. I think Subaru has over the years moved from an awesome mechanical system to an awesome software system, in their ICE cars, kind of like Mac vs windows. Hopefully this translates easily to the EV.
 

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Here's a video with a couple examples. It's the AWD bZ4X, which should have the same AWD system. Video by Out of Spec Reviews. Check out at about 7:50 and then again at 11:00, to see the AWD in action. Wheels go completely off the ground around 14:00 and he experiments with X-Mode and Grip Control.

We Found The Perfect Trail For The Electric Toyota bZ4X!
 
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