How Much Can a 2024 Subaru Forester Tow?

February 22nd, 2024 by
2023 Subaru Forester driving through the wilderness


Maximize your 2024 Subaru Forester towing capacity with up to 3,000 pounds of capacity when properly configured—more than enough to tow a teardrop trailer, dirtbikes, ATVs, and more on Bethlehem streets and beyond. Keep reading to discover more about the 2024 Subaru Forester towing capacity, performance features, and engine specifications. Then contact us or come to our dealership for a test drive!

2024 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity & Engine Specs

The 2024 Subaru Forester is offered in 6 supreme trim levels for Lexington drivers to choose from, and all 6 feature the same SUBARU BOXER® engine. However, the Subaru Forester Wilderness configuration takes the cake in towing capacity, with a full 3,000 pounds towing capacity compared to all other trims’ 1,500 pounds. Below, we review the engine in these SUVs to show how it can achieve incredible Forester towing capacity:

  • 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine with Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS)
  • Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with Adaptive Control and 7-speed (2024 Forester Sport / Limited / Touring) or 8-speed (Forester Wilderness) manual mode
  • EPA-estimated fuel economy: 26 mpg city / 33 mpg highway (25 mpg city / 28 mpg highway for 2024 Forester Wilderness)
  • 182 hp @ 5,800 rpm and 176 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm

2024 Subaru Forester Towing Features & Technology

While a 3,000-pound Subaru Forester towing capacity is impressive, the Forester also carries a number of towing features to make hauls even easier in Danielsville and the surrounding area. Take a look at the Subaru towing and performance technologies below:

  • Vehicle Dynamics Control: This system monitors brake pressure, steering angle, and wheel speed. If it senses you’ve strayed off course, it will reduce torque, apply brake pressure, and attempt to set your vehicle back on course. 
  • Trailer Stability Assist: This system monitors the road for unsafe conditions and applies specific brake pressure to different axles of your trailer to keep it from swaying. 
  • Traction Control System: This system is similar to Trailer Stability Assist. It monitors the wheel-slippage of your Forester’s axles and modifies torque and brake pressure to improve traction. 
  • Hill Descent Control: This available system helps you maintain a constant speed when descending hills, which is especially useful when trailering. 
  • X-MODE®: This technology is standard on all trim levels above Forester Base and features different drive modes that allow you to modify the handling of your vehicle to best adapt to the conditions of the roads ahead. 
  • Active Torque Vectoring: Paired with VDC, this technology works to sharpen turning, increase cornering limits, and create neutral steering.

Test Drive a New Subaru Forester Near Tampa, FL

Ready to make a new Subaru Forester your own in Athens? Come to Hughes Subaru for a test drive today! We’ll show you everything the 2024 Forester is capable of and help you figure out which configuration is best for your needs. Be even more prepared by applying for financing online from the comfort of home! We also invite you to check out our new vehicle specials


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