If you own a Subaru Forester, Crosstrek, Outback, or Ascent all-wheel-drive SUV you are more likely to lead an active lifestyle. You use your vehicle during the week like everyone else for committing and running errands, but on the weekends you are headed out of the city and into the wilderness for off-road adventures. Subaru says around 30 percent of Crosstrek owners take their subcompact SUV off-road.
There is a large number of SUV shoppers looking for more than a grocery hauler when they purchase an all-wheel-drive SUV. Many don’t want a rugged Jeep or pickup truck but still want something they can take off-pavement occasionally. You may not want to add the equipment yourself to get your vehicle ready for the trail.
Some Subaru retailers are getting into this market by offering a “trail approved” Forester, Crosstrek, Outback, or Ascent you can buy that’s ready for fun in the dirt. One retailer in Colorado Springs, Heuberger Subaru offers adventure prepared 2020 Forester, Crosstrek, Outback and Ascent models you can drive home.
They offer the multi-purposed vehicles already outfitted with a 2” Front, 1” or 1.5” Rear lift kit, 4 Wheel Alignment, 17” MRW Wheels wrapped in 225/55R18 XL G2 29 Tires, Splined Lug Nuts/Wrench, Brush Guard LED Light Kit, Heavy Duty Cargo Basket with Extension, Window Tint, Window Air Deflector Set, Specialty Logo, and a Tire/Tool Kit.
These modifications are available on certain 2020 Forester, Crosstrek, Outback, and Ascent trims. Subaru retailers offering these trail-ready models are also covering the added equipment under the new vehicle warranty. If you add some suspension equipment on your own, it may not be covered. They also know how to add the modifications so it doesn’t affect the safety specifications of the SUV.
There are other Subaru retailers around the country offering similar off-road packages. If you are inclined to take your new 2020 Subaru Forester, Crosstrek, Outback, and Ascent off-pavement, check with the Subaru retailers in your area before you buy. Retailers want your business and will even ship your new vehicle to you if you live too far away.
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