During a recent motocross event, a third-generation Subaru Impreza hatchback rolled up its sleeves and helped pull a Ford F-350 pickup truck out of a muddy situation.
For the record, that’s a roughly 6,000 lbs (2.7 ton) full-size truck, being yanked loose by a car that weighs half as much, pushing down some 170 HP, assuming it’s a 2.5i model (it sure doesn’t look like a WRX).
If you’re familiar with the third-generation Impreza, then you’ve probably heard or perhaps even experienced just how capable it is over a loose surface. Its Symmetrical AWD system sends power to all four wheels continuously, with further balance being provided by the low positioning of the boxer engine.
This type of setup is supposed to provide you with increased levels of traction and control, while also helping with fuel efficiency.
Even though it does take some work for the pickup to be yanked free, we reckon the entire rescue operation could have definitely been rushed had there been better synchronization between the two drivers. Still, in the end the F-350 can be seen reaching the safety of the nearby road, before the video cuts off.
So if you’re ever stuck in mud and you need somebody to give you a tow, don’t scoff if that somebody shows up in a small, unassuming Japanese hatchback. If you’re lucky, it might just be a Subaru Impreza.