What Subaru should I buy for towing?Apr 1th, 2020
What Subaru should I buy for towing?
The Subaru brand is one that excels in both practicality and fun, complete with fuel-efficient engines, spacious and comfortable interior designs, and a lot of convenient amenities! You might not know this, but many of the Subaru brand’s crossovers and SUVs have to tow capacity, meaning that, like many other SUVs, a Subaru crossover or SUV model can carry heavier items in both its trunk and attached on the back as a trailer, within reason. If you’re looking for a Subaru vehicle that can tow, then you have come to the right place at Pfaff Subaru. Finding what Subaru you should buy for towing is easy when you choose our dealership. In this blog, we share some information about which Subaru vehicle you should consider for towing.
Subaru Crosstrek and Subaru Forester
Both of these models are well-known for their versatility not just in what they can tow, but in their off-roading capabilities as well. The Subaru Forester and Subaru Crosstrek both have a towing capacity of up to 1,500 pounds, which can be instrumental in towing campers as well as other small items like flatbed or bicycle trailers.
In order to enhance their off-roading capabilities, these two crossover models feature an 8.7-inch ground clearance and the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which is one of the top-rated crossover SUV all-wheel-drive systems by many experts. Most trims of the Subaru Forester, and all trims of the Subaru Crosstrek, feature X-MODE®, which utilizes as much of the engine power output as possible and aids the all-wheel-drive system and Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) for optimal traction on any surface, no matter how slippery or rocky.
Right now, the Subaru Outback has the highest towing capacity of all Subaru crossover and SUV models and can tow up to 2,700-lbs, which gives you a few more options for transportation when it comes to heavier objects. If you’re moving into a new apartment or home in Guelph, ON, for example, then the Outback will definitely be helpful when transporting a U-Haul or other smaller storage containers. Plus, as an added aid when towing heavier loads, all trim levels of the Subaru Outback come standard with Hill Descent Control (HDC) which, when activated, allows you to maintain a consistent speed when traveling up and down a hill, even with heavier items in tow.
Subaru Ascent brings with it a new FA24 2.4-liter turbo Boxer engine developing 260-horsepower. It’s the broad peak torque band of 277 lb-ft between 2,000 and 4,800 rpm that will give the new 3-Row SUV it’s towing ability. This is what will get the Subaru Ascent moving from a start, power it at altitude up steep mountain passes, and will allow the largest vehicle Subaru has ever built to tow up to 5,000 lb.
If you are looking for a vehicle that can provide you with towing capacity, then a Subaru should not be overlooked. For more information about what Subaru you should buy for towing, we suggest that you schedule a test drive at Pfaff Subaru or speak with a representative. Additionally, with that, click here to learn more about the Pfaff Difference.
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