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The Off-Road Crowd Is Really Taking to the Subaru Forester and the Outback

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author photo by Andrew Ganz February 2020

The timing was just right for crossovers and SUVs when Subaru introduced its first Outback nearly 25 years ago. At the time, the Outback was merely a Legacy wagon with beefier tires and 2-tone paint, but over the past two decades, Subaru has transitioned from a builder of quirky all-wheel-drive cars into a major crossover brand.

Enthusiasts have long recognized this, and it's not uncommon to see Foresters, Crosstreks and Outbacks covered in dirt at trailheads or on campgrounds. Now, Oregon-based winch manufacturer Warn Industries has responded with Subaru-specific recovery gear mounts for all three of the automaker's high-riding models. Warn's kits work on current models and can accommodate winches with up to 6,000 pounds of capacity, and they join a host of other off-road goodies for Subaru models.

So popular is 4-wheeling a Subaru that some dealers are even getting in on the game. This dealer in Austin, Texas, has a black 2020 Outback Limited with a 2-inch lift, all-terrain tires and rally-style wheels finished in black. Here's a similarly outfitted 2020 Outback at a dealer near Denver, Colorado, with a set of tasty bronze-finished 5-spoke wheels.

A Subaru dealer in Manchester, New Hampshire, has modified a 2019 Crosstrek with meaty oversized BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires, a lift, aftermarket wheels and a bull bar that looks mean but ruins the approach angle for 4-wheeling.

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Perhaps the wildest lifted new Subaru on Autotrader is this 3-row Ascent in Portland, Oregon, which is even equipped with proper rally-style Method wheels. Given the popularity of Subarus and rally racing in the Pacific Northwest, this one is ready for use as a recce car. Find a Subaru for sale

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