You own a Subaru Forester, Outback, or Crosstrek, you have more time on your hands because of the coronavirus, and you need a good distraction. With spring here now, it’s a good time to get outside, enjoy the sunshine, and use your Subaru vehicle properly. Part 1.
The Subaru brand has always been known for its off-road “go-anywhere" attitude that sets it apart from all other all-wheel-drive SUVs. It shouldn’t be sitting in your garage. The newly-refreshed 2020 Forester, Outback, and Crosstrek SUVs all come with a unique feature that makes it a true outdoor-oriented vehicle for recreation enthusiasts and families that want to get away from civilization. It’s called X-Mode, have you used it?
Here is how to use your Subaru properly
Subaru brings the extreme off-road feature no other brand offers on its vehicles. Forester, Outback and Crosstrek models come equipped with the X-Mode system which made its debut on the 2014 Forester. Any family driver can engage it easily by simply flipping a switch on the console.
Using your Subaru vehicle properly- Part 1
Instead of sitting on the couch watching Netflix movies, take your Subaru off the beaten path and find an off-road trail. Get away to the backcountry for mountain biking, mountain climbing or a camping excursion. The air is clean and fresh, and there’s no way you will be exposed to any virus. Just don’t drink the water from a mountain stream or you could get Giardia!
Get off the beaten path
The highest and best use of your Subaru Forester, Outback, or Crosstrek is to find a steep trail or use it to forge a stream. Without any modifications, your vehicle has enough ground clearance and the all-wheel-drive system is designed to handle some rough terrain. Make sure you have good all-terrain or winter M+S rated tires or you could get stuck in the mud.
The 2020 Subaru Forester, Outback, and Crosstrek are perfect vehicles to get you away from the craziness in urban areas going on right now. Pack up your gear, and get away for a while. Stay tuned for Part 2.
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