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.

YearMax Towing Capacity (lbs)
Subaru Forester Towing Capacity
Subaru Outback Towing capacity
Subaru Crosstrek Towing capacity
Subaru Ascent Towing capacity


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