Whether you're planning to make a day of exploring the woodlands and swamp of Paynes Prairie, checking out the exotic animals making their homes at Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, or just taking a walk among the beautiful flora and fauna of the 6,400-square-foot Butterfly Rainforest, you've got a lot of ground to cover. For these and many more rugged adventures in the Gainesville area, you'll need a subcompact SUV that's more than practical for the everyday.

Look no further than the new Subaru Crosstrek. There are numerous reasons why it's the right choice for your unbeaten path, too. Take a virtual tour here at Ocala Subaru!

It's Confidently Capable

A 152-horsepower, 2.0-liter SUBARU BOXER engine comes ready to charge ahead, anywhere you'd like to go, paired with a fully synchronized six-speed manual transmission for the sporty-hands-on gear changes enthusiasts crave. The engine's a flat-four rather than in-line design, meaning, combined with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Active Torque Vectoring, exceptional balance and dependable command of traction both down the highway and well off the trail, especially around curves. Bring a towering 8.7 inches of ground clearance into the mix, and avoiding obstacles along the way is a breeze.

Count on Super Fuel Economy

Opt for a new Crosstrek with an available Lineartronic® continuously variable transmission, and you can get up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in a city like Gainesville and 33 mpg up or down a highway like I-75.

Wraparound Protection You Can Rely On

Our automaker's proprietary driver-assistance technologies, joined together in a suite called EyeSight®, are available, reaching standard status in trims like Crosstrek 2.0i Limited. They range from Adaptive Cruise Control to maintain a safe distance from other traffic to Pre-collision Braking to help avoid accidents. There's even a Lane Departure and Sway Warning feature to let you know of unintentional drift, as well as Lane Keep Assist to make it easy to stay on course.

Accommodations for Everyone and Everything

A new Subaru SUV is nothing if not a comfortable ride. Crosstrek offers a choice of either cloth or leather-trimmed seating, and it's available heated in trims like 2.0i Premium. Plus, one of a selection of SUBARU STARLINK&#trade; Multimedia infotainment systems comes along for the ride -- a 6.5-inch touchscreen in base 2.0i models, or an 8-inch variant, available in higher trims. Each features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard for connecting smartphones and controlling their features from the dash, and both navigation and 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability are available to keep you connected away from civilization and on track to wherever the open highway or off-road calls. Best of all, with up to 55.3 cubic feet of cargo space, raised roof rails, and the ability to tow up to 1,500 pounds, you'll have plenty of room for all you'll need to make the trip memorable -- from luggage and essentials to a small pop-up tent camper and more.

See for yourself what a new Crosstrek can do for your Gainesville-area pursuits. Stop by and visit us here at 4150 North US Highway 441 in Ocala, and we'll show you how its prowess stands out among new Subaru cars and SUVs!

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