2010 Acura ZDX, 2010 Audi Q5, 2010 Subaru Outback – Four Seasons Fleet Update – November 2010

2010 Acura ZDX, 2010 Audi Q5, 2010 Subaru Outback – Four Seasons Fleet Update – November 2010
2010 Acura ZDX, 2010 Audi Q5, 2010 Subaru Outback - November 2010 Fleet Update - Automobile Magazine
We take three all-wheel-drive long-termers out to play in the mud.

Crossovers have become so commonplace as suburban accessories these days that it’s easy to forget that they do have off-road capabilities. Or should. With that in mind, we gave our Four Seasons Acura ZDX, Audi Q5, and Subaru Outback a break from their grocery runs and slung them through an off-road-vehicle route in northern Michigan. Our intent was not to conduct a torture test in which the winner would be the one that didn’t need to be winched out, but rather to have an all-wheel-drive adventure that any crossover owner should be able to make without risking life and tailpipe. That said, we weren’t sure at the outset of our journey if all three vehicles-on stock tires inflated to normal pressures-would come through with fenders and dignity intact.

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