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What is it like to off-road in a Subaru Outback

Subaru is well-known for producing off-road vehicles that are also very capable for everyday driving. If you are a weekend warrior and like to go off-roading in your vehicles, then a Subaru vehicle is a great choice. At Pfaff Subaru in Guelph, ON, you can find a large selection of new and pre-owned Subaru vehicles that are waiting for you to take out for a test drive. The 2020 Subaru Outback impresses with its trail capability, owed to its stiffer body, stronger suspension, and X-Mode off-road setting. The Subaru Outback is one of  the more popular off-road Subaru vehicles and for good reason. If you are looking for some reasons on why you should purchase a Subaru Outback for off-roading, then you have come to the right place. In this blog by Pfaff Subaru, we take a look at what it is like to off-road in a Subaru Outback.

Room for all of your gear

Whether you’re going to the beach, the woods, or simply to work, you want to have all your gear in tow. With the versatility of the 2020 Outback, you can easily fit everything you need for your next excursion. For instance, you have 32.5 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seats. Fold that row down, and the space expands to 75.7 cubic feet. For larger items, you have roof rails with integrated and retractable crossbars and tie-downs. With this standard feature, you can place bikes, kayaks, skis, and more to the top of the vehicle, where they’ll stay nice and secure.

Furthermore, the Outback has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. So, if you want to bring along a small fishing boat or pop-up camping trailer, it’s easy to do so with this automobile.

Off-roading systems

The 2020 Subaru Outback has 8.7 inches of ground clearance, meaning it can conquer almost any terrain. Plus, you can get engine and rear differential under guards to help protect the underbody of your Outback on your adventures. In addition, the Outback comes standard with X-MODE®, which incorporates the following features:

  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive: Continuously keeps power routed to all four wheels, so you get maximum grip in the rain, snow, or rough terrain.
  • Hill Descent Control: Maintains a constant speed when traveling downhill to help you stay in control.

With all these features in place, you can handle any off-roading adventures with ease.

The performance specs 

However, the Subaru Outback performs just as well on city streets and open highways due to its two powerful engine options and stable ride. The vehicle comes standard with a 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine that delivers 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. If you’re wanting a bit more power, there’s an available 2.4L turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine that churns out 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. 

So, what is it like off-roading in a Subaru Outback? the only true way to answer this question is to get behind the wheel and experience it for yourself. We encourage you to schedule a test drive in a Subaru Outback on our Pfaff Subaru website today. Click here to find our contact information, schedule a test drive, or to speak with a representative.