Subaru Towing Capacity | Best Subaru SUV for Towing in 2020

Subaru Towing Capacity Chart

Towing Capacity Of Subaru Forester

towing capacity of subaru forester
2020 Subaru Forster | Subaru.com

Let’s start our Subaru towing capacity list with the 2020 Forester: The towing capacity of Subaru Forester 2020 is 1,500-lb. with a standard Trailer Stability Assist across the lineup (The five trim levels: Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring.).

Every Forester is equipped with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and is powered by a 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER engine. The direct-injection engine produces 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a standard Lineartronic CVT. The powertrain delivers up to 33 mpg highway fuel economy.

Subaru Crosstrek Towing Capacity

towing capacity of subaru crosstrek
2021 Subaru Crosstrek | Subaru.com

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek towing capacity is 1,500-lb. While the Hybrid Version has 1,000-lb of towing capacity.

The 2020 Crosstrek is equipped with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Active Torque Vectoring, and 2.0-liter 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine that delivers 152-hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. Base and Premium trim levels are offered as either a 6-speed manual or Lineartronic CVT. The 6-speed manual transmission models have a fuel economy of 22 city and 29 highway, with a combined 25 miles per gallon. The CVT models achieve 27 city and 33 highway, averaging a combined 30 MPG.

The Hybrid features the Subaru StarDrive Technology that uniquely integrates electric motors, a 2.0liter direct-injection SUBARU BOXER engine, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and Lineartronic CVT capable of speeds up to 65 mph when in full electric mode and is a full second faster from 0 to 60 mph than the standard Crosstrek.

Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

2020 subaru outback towing capacity
2020 Subaru Outback | Subaru.com

The 2020 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity is 3,500-lb. the most of any Outback in history.

The 2020 Outback lineup offers a turbocharged engine. Standard on XT models, the 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER engine delivers robust all-around performance with 260 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 277 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm.

Meanwhile, the standard naturally aspirated 2.5-liter BOXER, with direct injection and nearly 90 percent of its parts new, delivers 182 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 176 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. All 2020 Outback models are paired with a Lineartronic CVT featuring an 8-speed manual mode function with steering wheel paddle shifters. The 2.4-liter turbo delivers 23/30 mpg city/highway. The 2.5-liter achieves up to 33 mpg and a range of more than 600 miles on a single tank.

Subaru Ascent Towing Capacity

Subaru Ascent Towing Capacity
2020 Subaru Ascent | Subaru.com

The 2020 Subaru Ascent towing capacity is up to 5,000-lb. with standard Trailer Stability Assist.

Equipped with a 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER engine, the 2020 Ascent produces 260 horsepower and 277 lb.-ft. of torque. The BOXER engine is paired with a high-torque Lineartronic CVT featuring an 8-speed manual mode function and steering wheel paddle shifters to give the driver added control.

The 2020 Subaru Ascent is an efficient SUV, with 21 city/27 highway MPG EPA-rated fuel economy for the Base and Premium models with 18-inch wheels, delivering a range of over 500 miles on a single tank. Ascent models equipped with 20-inch wheels achieve 20 city/26 highway MPG EPA-rated fuel economy.

Year Max Towing Capacity (lbs)
Subaru Forester Towing Capacity
2012 2,400
2018 1500
2019 1500
2020 1500
Subaru Outback Towing capacity
2012 2700
2018 2700
2019 2700
2020 3500
Subaru Crosstrek Towing capacity
2013 1,500
2018 1,500
2019 1,500
2020 1,500
Subaru Ascent Towing capacity
2018 5000
2019 5000
2020 5000


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