The Subaru Forester 2022 Wilderness makes the journey easier and more comfortable. It is less tense. Ultimately, the owner is really more concerned with getting to their destination. This would include a camping spot, or a hiking trail, or Alpine Lake. Not a vehicle to just run errands in.
Now, people are really going outside more. Subaru provided data that approximately 17 million more people did hike in 2019 than they did 10 years prior. Though it is hard to imagine those numbers are not going up in the past two years. In fact, the number of people who did camp had already been increasing before the COVID-19 pandemic. It was data from 2020 that showed 21% of the campers did, in fact, do so for the first time.
Subaru Forester and the Great Outdoors
The Subaru Forester is one of the top choices among people who do frequent the great outdoors. Forester owners who use their vehicles to carry outdoor equipment comprise 36%. This is tops in the industry. There is nearly 25% of them go camping. Moreover, only the Jeep Cherokee is higher. Then hardly so. Around 17% is the segment average. The Forester is second to the Cherokee for those compact SUV shoppers who actually off-road. That is about 17% of the owners. Then double the segment average.
Moreover, doubling down on these trends is Forester Wilderness which would be Subaru. Then contributing to the brand’s existing success. In fact, the Forester already has more ground clearance at 8.7 inches than everything in the segment other than the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. Therefore, The Wilderness does raise the floor by a half-inch. It then goes up to 9.2 inches. This is done by adjusting the actual coil spring and damper lengths. It is opposed to the spacers that are traditionally are used in aftermarket lifts. In fact, is now, not isn’t quite as high as the 9.5 inches touted by the Subaru Outback Wilderness.