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So I've done some research and wanted to get some internet opinions. I live here in Delaware where we have drive-on beaches with relatively soft sand. I want our next family vehicle to be something that can tow a little bit and drive on the beach. I also don't want anything too large or gas hoggy as it will be our vehicle for day to day. From what I've found it seems like the Subaru Outback is the perfect fit. I've heard that people have seen them on the beach here but getting mixed opinions on if it is a good idea. From what I've gathered over the years driving in soft sand requires three major things.... 4 wheel drive (obviously), Good ground clearance and not being an idiot when driving. The outback has 8.7 inches of ground clearance (Thats an inch higher than a ford explorer). It has all wheel drive and looks like it has an integrated front tow bar for if it gets stuck. I've seen several videos online of people driving them on the beach and it seems the lighter weight makes up for the smaller engine. Is there anything I'm not thinking about that should make me reconsider?