Which Subaru SUV Has the Highest Towing Capacity?

Black 2022 Subaru Ascent driving down neighborhood street

The Subaru Ascent Premium, Ascent Onyx Edition, Ascent Limited, and Ascent Touring trims all have the highest Subaru SUV towing capacity at 5,000 pounds. That’s a good thing because Subaru vehicles are known for their adventuring and ruggedness. Even better, you can take more stuff or equipment with you with the Subaru SUV towing capacity figures.



You can haul ATVs, a fishing boat, or a small camper on your next wilderness trip outside of Bethlehem. Curious to know how much a Subaru SUV can tow beyond the Ascent? Read on with our guide from the experts at Hughes Subaru in Athens.

How Much Can a Subaru Solterra SUV Tow?

The newest SUV in the Subaru lineup, the Subaru Solterra’s towing capacity can reach up to:

  • 2,000 pounds across all trims when properly equipped

You can tow:

  • ATVs
  • Small fishing boat
  • Flatbed utility trailer for DIY supplies in Lexington
  • Personal watercraft for a lake-based weekend getaway

How Much Can a Subaru Crosstrek SUV Tow?

The Subaru Crosstrek’s towing capacity reaches up to:

  • 1,500 pounds on most trims
  • The hybrid can tow up to 1,000 pounds 

You can tow about the same things with a Crosstrek as you can the Solterra.

How Much Can a Subaru Outback SUV Tow? 

One of the most well-known vehicles in the automaker’s history, the Subaru Outback’s towing capacity maxes out at:

  • 3,500 pounds

Expect to tow several things with the Outback, including:

  • Motorcycle trailer
  • Decent-sized fiberglass boat
  • Compact camper
  • Livestock trailer for one horse around Danielsville 
  • A utility trailer for longer trips

How Much Can a Subaru Forester SUV Tow? 

The Subaru Forester’s towing capacity is a bit lower than the Outback across all trim levels:

  • 3,000 pounds 

It can still tow about the same things at the Outback.

How Much Can a Subaru Ascent SUV Tow? 

The Subaru Ascent is the largest vehicle ever made by this manufacturer. 

The base Subaru Ascent towing capacity is:

  • 2,000 pounds
  • Higher trims get up to 5,000 pounds 

The Ascent can tow: 

  • A pontoon boat
  • Another vehicle (when properly winched)
  • A larger livestock trailer with two to three horses
  • A larger utility vehicle if you love DIY projects

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