All SVX models were automatic transmission only. Subaru didn’t have a manual transmission that could withstand the power output of the SVX
The flat 6 engine (EG33) was essentially a six cylinder version of the prominent EJ22 (4 cyl) used in the Impreza. This means the 5spd manual from the WRX bolts right up, making manual-trans swaps a viable option
All SVX models were AWD until 1994, when front-wheel drive became available
Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the SVX was the most expensive car Subaru had ever built upon its debut, commanding roughly $10k more than any other Subaru at the time (in early ’90s money)
The high price was inevitable – this was a GT car intended to compete with many upscale European cars. The plush interior features suede throughout the door panels and dashboard, and the cabin seats four occupants comfortably
The SVX stood out for its “window-within-a-window” design. The side glass is fixed except for the bottom half, which can move up and down like a regular side window. This layout allows for an epic panoramic view that you can’t get in any other car. The fixed glass acts as a wind blocker, significantly reducing wind buffeting to the face. Even the molding that separates the fixed glass from the window is strategically placed above the sightline of most drivers
While the flat 6 engine provided Porsche-like power delivery, it was the 4-wheel disc brake system that impressed the most. In a Motorweek test, the 3500+ lb SVX was able to stop from 60 MPH to zero in just 98 ft. This is superior to cars like the 2011 Nissan GTR and Ferrari 458 Italia, which require 99 ft. Very few production cars can stop from 60 MPH to zero in less than 100 ft
Several SVX owners report that these vehicles have the “coldest A/C out of all our cars.” The climate control is intentionally heavy-duty to account for the large surface area of glass surrounding the passengers (more glass = more sunlight)
Key Model Year Changes:
First year of the SVX in the U.S
This is the only year the SVX could be optioned without a rear spoiler
The following year (1993) received a revised radiator and torque converter clutch (addressing a common problem on the earlier models). Rear spoiler is now standard
1994 was the first year of the body-colored roof and trunk lid on all models except those with “pearl white” paint. Pearl White cars continued to use a black roof and trunk, just like the previous years
1994 was also the first year of the FWD option, R134a air conditioning, and the passenger side airbag. Top speed is now limited to 143 MPH
1997 was the final model year, and is the only year to feature a body-colored center grille (rather than a continuous plastic center piece connecting the headlights)
34k original miles
All stock and original
Original Pearl White paint
No accidents ever
Complete service just done (water pump, timing belt, PS pump, etc)
Clean title. Complete service history plus original window sticker
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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
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