Originally Posted by TheChadsk
I would love to be able to get this thing offroad for a few days. maybe some medium trails. nothing to crazy of course. i wont be going rock crawling with it lol just want to be able to hit some trails less traveled and camp out some camps less occupied without having to worry about thrashing a vehicle im still making payments on
If that's the case, a slight lift or even stock may do just fine.
If you get a little too adventurous, you may want to take a look at fellow-moderator's build, RallyeBourne
's Subaru to see what additional capability he managed to get out of his by doing some significant things like cutting the front bumper. Although the XV does have tied best-in-class ground clearance in the subcompact crossover category, its approach angle is its biggest weakness.
Of course, if medium trails are your goal, skid plates should be installed before attempting, unless you've got the experience and confidence to take them on without protection.