When you’re looking for a more adventurous ride, you need a vehicle that is larger than the average sedan, but you may not be interested ina large crossover SUV, something that is great for daily driving as well as off-road fun. The Subaru Crosstrek is often touted for its smooth and efficient ride in the city and on highways, but it’s also got the features that make it the perfect choice for off-road handling.
SYMMETRICAL ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
Every Subaru has symmetrical all-wheel drive — it’s one of our most-loved features — so, of course you can find it in the Crosstrek. The all-wheel drive allows excellent handling on a variety of terrains and weather conditions. Even if you hit slippery surfaces, you’ll still be able to grip the “road,”
The boxer engine does more than just ensure excellent fuel economy, it balances the Crosstrek’s weight. That means a smoother ride despite the conditions, with a lower centre of gravity.
If you’re into off-roading, driving is about more than just hitting the gas and driving in a safe, straight line. When you get off the beaten path, you’re taking lots of turns, slowing down, stopping and speeding up. The Crosstrek’s dynamics control keep you on the right path by automatically sensing the steering at every turn.
Despite being a smaller crossover, the Crosstrek still has 8.7 inches of ground clearance, allosing you to handle rocky trrain and deeper water — within reason. Of course, this isn’t a four-wheeler, but you can still master your off-road adventure.