The Subaru Outback is a reliable vehicle on any terrain. It's a versatile choice whether you're running errands or taking it off-roading. So, how do you know if it's the right choice for you to take off-road?

To help drivers in Ithaca decide and show you what it can do for you, Maguire Subaru looks at these tips for off-roading in your Subaru Outback.

#1 Research The Conditions

The Subaru Outback comes with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to help you handle all kinds of terrain. This drivetrain has several built-in features that will help you maintain traction and stability whether you're crawling across steep rocks or driving over slippery icy trails.

A Traction Control System can detect when any of your wheels start slipping and locks the brakes to help you regain control. To get the most out of your car's all-wheel drive, there's X-MODE®. It's designed to reduce individual wheelspin, so your tires can grip the road or rocks, no matter what conditions look like. When it's wet or you're dealing with wintry conditions, Vehicle Dynamics Control helps prevent skidding by making sure the car doesn't drift away from where you're steering.

Make sure to find out if there will be steep terrain out there, too. The Subaru Outback is also designed to get you up and over whatever lies in your way. You can drive over ditches, streams, and obstacles like rocks and logs with its 8.7-inch ground clearance. This high riding design gives it an 18.5-degree approach angle and a 22.7-degree departure angle.

After you've made it up any inclines, you can have peace of mind on your way back down. Hill Descent Control comes standard and helps you travel at a safe, constant speed.

#2 Pack For the Off Road Trails Ahead

The Subaru Outback can help you bring some extra cargo along for the ride too. It offers two powertrains. Both can tow up to 2,700 pounds. That's enough to get your utility trailer or a pair of recreational vehicles like ATVs or jet skis across a trail and to their destination.

The available tow hitch has a tongue weight of up to 200 pounds and can be covered when its not in use with a stylish black hitch cap with a Subaru logo on it.

You can also carry lots of cargo inside and up above. There's a set of roof rails with retractable cross bars and tie-downs that can carry up to 150 pounds. The interior features 35.5 cubic feet of cargo room in the trunk, and up to 73.3 cubic feet of storage space with the back seats folded down.

#3 Consider Adding Off Road Accessories

If you're heading off the beaten path to do some camping, biking, or activities, think about adding some accessories to your Subaru Outback. Thule® offers lots of ways to bring what your trip needs like roof mounted carriers for a kayak, paddleboard, and skis or snowboards. Both a roof mounted and hitch mounted bike carrier are available too.

Learn More About Off-Roading in the Subaru Outback

Visit Maguire Subaru for more information on these tips for off-roading in your Subaru Outback. This versatile crossover is a great choice for drivers and families in Ithaca who are looking to hit the road in a vehicle that's designed to drive off it.

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