You bought the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek — or are thinking about buying it — because its exceptional fuel economy, comfortable ride, and playful drive dynamics are ideal for the daily commute.

But let’s be real: you’re itching to get it out on the open road.

Lucky for you, this ruggedly versatile compact SUV is the scratch you’ve been looking for. With a bevy of accessories designed with the road trip in mind, the new Crosstrek makes every journey feel like second nature. Here are some of our favorite aspects.

5 Features that Make the 2018 Crosstrek the Best Travel Buddy

Standard roof rails

Subaru has a reputation for being outdoorsy for a reason, so it only makes sense that the new Crosstrek offers standard roof rails for all the outdoor gear that won’t fit in your vehicle.

Not that there isn’t plenty of cargo volume. There’s up to 51.9 cubic feet of space for you store your road trip necessities inside the Crosstrek, too.

Noise-reducing acoustic windshield

Time shared with others is one of the most appealing aspects of an excursion, but the road can get noisy at high speeds and long intervals. Good thing the Crosstrek’s acoustic windshield tunes out what you don’t want to hear so that you can hear each other better.

And you’ll also be able to hear other things, like…

SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia system

What would a road trip be without some tunes? The Crosstrek’s infotainment system comes standard with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. And it doesn’t get any better than jamming out to your road trip playlist with the available 8-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system.

EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology

An extended vacation is a long time to go without peace of mind. Luckily, that’s not a problem in the new Crosstrek. Subaru’s innovative EyeSight® technology not only monitors traffic and issues lane departure warnings, but it optimizes cruise control as well. Expect smooth sailing when you embark on your next adventure.

Available X-MODE® with Hill Descent Control

If you get tired of the road, you’ll find refuge here. Standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive isn’t the only feature of the new Crosstrek that will keep you composed on a variety of different surfaces. When you activate X-MODE® with Hill Descent Control, you’ll experience surefootedness on trails, dirt roads, and campgrounds, too.

Ramp up Your Road Trip Game in Wilmington, NC

Enough talk — it’s time to get your road trip going. Follow Parkway Subaru on Facebook and keep us posted on all of your adventures.

Still looking for your dream Crosstrek? Check out our available inventory or visit our dealership. We want to show you what this car can do.