Towing Capacity of the Subaru Lineup

Subaru Model Towing Capacity in Bedford, Ohio

At Ken Ganley Subaru Bedford, there's a definite sense of pride in serving the Subaru brand. To this is a new Subaru lineup featuring select models primed for towing.

Given the capacity inherent to hauling as well as those elements rugged, Subaru SUVs allow for adventure and recreation unique to a brand.

So, whether you've got a small Airstream camper or watercraft trailer, there's that perfect complement in a Subaru near Cleveland, Ohio.

Legend of Subaru

The Subaru brand offers a proven legacy to its current lineup. That is the ability to convey driver, passengers, pets and provisions to favored locations throughout Beachwood or remote spaces beyond.

Though to specific Subaru models, there are also towing values and capacities intact. This extends and expands the amount of gear and equipment required of your adventuring.

In a word, self-sufficiency comes to mind when showcasing this very important detail to select Subaru SUVs featured near Shaker Heights.

For a comprehensive summary, browse below those Subaru SUVs elevating your time behind the wheel. And think of those lakeside locations and campsites to visit this coming summer.

Subaru Crosstrek

Subaru Crosstrek offers Shaker Heights families an array of powertrains.

While touted as being the sporty Subaru SUV, Crosstrek lends as standard the 2L Subaru BOXER four-cylinder engine for 152 hp and 145 lb.-ft. of torque.

There's also choice of the 2.5L BOXER setup for emitting 182 hp and generation of 176 lb.-ft. of torque. And the hybrid trim to Crosstrek offers both the 2L BOXER four-cylinder layout paired with a permanent magnet AC synchronous motor. Achieved here are values of 137 hp and 134 lb.-ft. of torque.

As for towing per Crosstrek trim, find below common specifications:

  • Crosstrek base hauls up to 1,500-lbs. with trailer hitch applied.
  • Crosstrek Premium delivers 1,500-lbs. to your Cleveland Heights home given the ball mount installed.
  • Crosstrek Sport and Limited also promise up to 1,500-lbs. pulled.
  • Crosstrek Hybrid is primed for transporting 1,000-lbs. with ease and comfort.

Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester lends spaciousness to the interior. In fact, up to 74.2 cu.-ft. of cargo spacing is achieved for almost any gear assortment that needs to come with.

Equipped with the 2.5L Subaru BOXER engine, provided are values of 182 hp and 176 lb.-ft. of torque for purposes of handling, traction and towing. Paired with either a seven- or eight-speed manual shift mode transmission, each Forester trim earns respect for the weight pulled:

  • Forester base with trailer hitch applied will haul 1,500-lbs.
  • Forester Premium tackles 1,500-lbs. when accessorized with ball mount.
  • Forester Sport handles 1,500-lbs. with ease through Solon.
  • Forester Wilderness is a top earner for 3,000-lbs. towed along with rooftop-mounted accessories of tent, cargo box, bike rack or kayak cradles.
  • Forester Limited and Touring each pull up to 1,500-lbs.

Subaru Outback

Since 1995, the Subaru Outback has been the must-have SUV when going over land or double-tracked trail. It's the perfect platform to formulate outdoor adventure and getting there with equipment intact.

So, when it comes to towing, Subaru Outback has been designed to effectively haul what's essential to your recreational pursuits. Given the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and eight-speed manual shift function, enjoyed is versatility to towing - trim specific:

  • Outback base - when equipped with hitch - will haul up to 2,700-lbs.
  • Outback Premium pulls 2,700-lbs. with ball mount attached.
  • Outback Limited delivers on 2,700-lbs. towed.
  • Outback Touring provides for towing up to 2,700-lbs.
  • Outback Onyx Edition XT earns favor with a capacity for 3,500-lbs. pulled.
  • Outback Wilderness, Limited XT and Touring XT are capable of 3,500-lbs.

Subaru Ascent

Subaru Ascent is welcoming of Cleveland Heights families of eight across three seating rows. And while this capacity is greater than other Subaru models, there's also the potential of hauling serious weight.

With the harboring of the 2.4L turbocharged Subaru BOXER engine, there are specifications of 260 hp and torque of 277 lb.-ft. generated.

Trim dependent, find below weights hauled by the Ascent:

  • Ascent base may tow up to 2,000-lbs. with optional hitch affixed for small trailers or campers.
  • Ascent Premium offers the ability to haul 5,000-lbs. given the ball mount accessory.
  • Ascent Onyx Edition, Limited and Touring each may pull up to 5,000-lbs. in watercraft or more expansive camper setups.


Many Bedford shoppers are inclined to ask direct questions as to what can be hauled.

Though bear in mind, it's best to learn about weights and dimensions specific to the equipment you wish to pull. And certainly, secure fits to hitches and ball mounts are an obvious necessity.

What Subaru model convenes the highest towing capacity?

The Subaru Ascent provides select trims offering up to 5,000-lbs. in towing prowess. This comes in addition to either seven- or eight-passenger configurations for Beachwood families to savor.

Can campers be towed by a Subaru SUV?

Dependent upon factors of Subaru model and trim, and overall trailer weight, Subaru SUVs may haul a camper.

As such, smaller campers usually measure to less than 22-feet in length with an average weight encompassing 2,800-lbs. There's also the weight capacity to consider within each trailer that could top 800-lbs. -- this seen in tanks for water and propane well as batteries and cargo.

Are there accessories required for towing?

With an expansive line of Genuine Subaru Accessories at-hand, the selection of a 2-inch receiver hitch promotes ball mounts and other accessories to slide into the squared receiver tube with ease and convenience.

Ken Ganley Subaru Bedford - Offering Subaru Towing Efficiency near Solon, OH

For more information on towing capacities specific to Subaru models, visit our local Shaker Heights-area Subaru dealership.

And while here, test drives may be taken to solidify your decisioning.

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