Subaru Towing Capacity

When you're looking into purchasing a new Subaru, it's good to know all the facts, especially if you do a lot of towing and hauling. At Miller Subaru, we've put together this overview of towing capacities that our tow-rated models express. This way, our customers around Lumberton, Mount Laurel, and Medford, NJ, can pick the Subaru that best meets their needs.

Tow-Rated Subaru Models

The following is a list of Subaru models that have been tow rated and therefore able to tow/haul differing weights. As you'll see, especially on models with many trims, the towing capacity is around 1,500 pounds on the lower end, and then jumps up in capacity in the higher trims.

The Forester is a first-case example in that five out of six trims have a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds. However, the Wilderness trim level increases that amount to an impressive 3,000 pounds. This pattern continues with the Crosstrek, where four out of five trims have 1,500 pounds as the standard maximum towing capacity, while the Hybrid trim can tow 1,000 pounds.

The next two models tackle much higher maximum towing capacities. Take the Outback, for example, having a tremendous nine trim levels. For the first five of those levels, the maximum towing capacity is 2,700 pounds, while the top four can reach up to 3,500 pounds.

Of all the available models, the Ascent is the towing powerhouse. The base trim is at 2,000 pounds, and the remaining seven trims reach up to 5,000 pounds of maximum towing capacity. This makes the Ascent an excellent choice if you have equipment or a trailer that's especially heavy.

Obstacles to Towing Capacities

While out traveling, you may encounter some difficulty with your towing. There are a number of reasons for this to occur, and we'll dive into a few here. An important element to factor into any trip when towing is weather conditions. Wet conditions from heavy rain or ice can make traction more difficult, meaning you'll need to be moving slower and much more deliberately.

In circumstances when there are extreme heat levels, you must be careful, too. The extra heat can easily cause your engine to overheat, preventing you from making it to your engagement on time. High winds, too, are to be considered as they can cause your trailer to pitch or unsafely move from side to side.

Beneficial Towing Features

When choosing your tow-rated Subaru, look to see if it includes Trailer Stability Assist. This feature senses any unsafe yaw conditions, like those mentioned above and others, and automatically applies braking to specific wheels to help you maintain vehicle control. If you have a heavy tow, this feature is beneficial.

Schedule Your Test Drive With Us!

Now that our customers near Lumberton, Mount Laurel, and Medford, New Jersey, know more about Subaru towing capacity, it's time to act. Make sure today is the day that you call ahead to schedule a Subaru test drive with us at Miller Subaru!