I currently drive a 04 Jeep Wrangler with 2 inches of lift and 32's. I am considering selling it and getting an 18 Crosstrek.
I don't offroad the jeep a ton. It goes to Silverlake Sand Dunes once a year to take the kids out.
I fly fish so I do take it out through some muddy two tracks / sandy areas to get to the fishing spots.
Mostly it is the "go through anything " winter vehicle while my mustang hibernates through the Michigan winter.
While the jeep is great for reliability and fun being a convertible, it does have it's drawbacks: 11mpg in the winter, 14mpg in the summer,
top takes around 5 minutes to take down and about 10 to put it back up / I always worry about leaving stuff in it when I go fishing.
My question is: Will a Crosstrek be able to handle the above duties?
Will I need to do anything to achieve this? (lift / tires)
Just looking for those with some experience. Thank you in advance!