I’m not here to hate on off-road Subarus; some of my best friends drive sedans with overly aggressive dirt tires! Yeah, no, I actually do like the idea of using a versatile and efficient platform like a compact all-wheel drive wagon and sprucing it up with fun accessories.


I’m just observing that the exploding off-road Subaru aftermarket scene, beyond the rally world which has been around for ages, is evidence of a clearly growing automotive subculture. And the existence of this winch mount in particular, from such a mainstream manufacturer, feels like a milestone for the movement.

Congratulations, hard-working Subaru adventuremobiles. You’ve Arrived.