Subaru Crossovers and Their Towing Ability

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Subaru has dedicated their resources to creating a legacy of durable, capable, and long-lasting vehicles intended to take you above and beyond what other vehicles can offer. As technology improves, so do the abilities of each and every Subaru model. In their more recent lineup of Ascents, Crosstreks, Outbacks and Foresters, Subaru vehicles aren’t only getting smarter, but stronger as well. Given their size, its hardly shocking that they don’t have the same towing capability as a massive truck, but the strength of a Subaru may still surprise you, and enable you to bring everything you need along on your next Subaru adventure.

Towing to Fit Your Needs

As you look at your next Subaru purchase, its important to pair your purchase with its towing capability if its among your priorities. Take a look at the towing capacity of Crosstreks, Outbacks, Foresters and Ascents to make the most informed decision possible.

The Subaru Crosstrek:

Even as the smallest of the four crossover vehicles, the Crosstrek can sure pull its weight with the newest models. A 2.5L signature Subaru BOXER engine provides 182 horsepower and a good deal of torque for zippy acceleration and great handling. In addition, the Crosstrek has a maximum towing capability of 1,500 pounds, and 1,000 pounds with the Hybrid Model.

The Subaru Outback:

The excitement surrounding the Outback line is no surprise as it has become one of the brands bestselling models over its decades of production. The more recent models of the Outback can handle up to 2,500 pounds as its maximum towing capacity. The Outback Onyx edition sees and increase from the standard’s 2,500 pounds to a massive 3,500 pounds, which is the highest yet seen in an Outback.

The Subaru Forester:

The latest Subaru Foresters don’t shirk on their towing capacity. The vehicle has a powerful signature Subaru BOXER Engine which allows for 1,500 pounds of towing capability, and the 2019, 2020, and 2021 models can all handle the same weight. Paired with its large interior and the option for additional cargo storage on its roof racks, the Forester is a great option.

The Subaru Ascent:

When going for sheer size, the Ascent is a high achiever among Subaru’s crossover lineup. The newest and largest Subaru model has a 4-cylinder, 2.5L Subaru BOXER engine. The largest SUV for Subaru also has the highest towing capability, which maxes out at 2,000 pounds for the standard 2019, 2020, and 2021 Models. Higher trims of the Ascent allow for an astounding 5,000 pounds of towing capacity. Coupled with its towing ability and three rows of seats, the Ascent can get you where you need to go with just about everything you’ll need.

Choose Subaru of Midland Odessa

At our dealership we have a massive inventory of new and pre-owned Subaru vehicles. You can easily find whichever Subaru fits your lifestyle the best. If you’re not sure about which Subaru works for you, come and visit us for a test drive and find out for yourself how Subaru has developed a legacy of durable, capable, vehicles that are great for the entire family.