How Much Can the Subaru Forester Tow?

Subaru Forester Towing Capacity

Bring More Along For The Journey in Norwood

The Subaru Forester has a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds, which is plenty for the average explorer and their gear. The Forester is one of the most popular adventure vehicles of this generation. The trademark Subaru symmetrical all-wheel-drive system and the powerful but efficient SUBARU BOXER engines have helped solidify the Forester's reputation. It is known across the United States as a compact crossover SUV capable of getting you to and from your outdoor adventures in and around Boston.

Why Do I Need to Tow?

While the Subaru Forester offers generous amounts of interior cargo space, many adventures call for toys and gear too large to fit in or on top of the vehicle. Thankfully, the Subaru Forester can be equipped for towing and has the capability to tow many of the most popular towable adventure gear items.

Light Duty for Campers and Mores

The Forester is a light-duty towing vehicle. The 1,500-pound towing capacity allows the Forester to tow lightweight pop-up campers, medium utility, and box trailers, and modestly sized sport or fishing boats; perfect for the outdoor activities Newton has to offer.

Why is the Forester's Engine so Powerful

Boxer Engine Benefits

The Forester's ability to tow a decent range of equipment opens a huge opportunity for long-range exploration. The Subaru Forester, with its 2.5-liter engine, offers impressive torque. This not only provides the grunt needed to tow items without significantly reducing performance, but also allows for towing with a minimal impact on fuel economy. Also, as one of the most reliable drivetrains in its class, the 2.5-liter Subaru Forester engine is ideal for long-distance camping journeys and extended outdoor getaways around Quincy and Braintree.


The Forester is also well equipped for moving and hauling items locally within the Needham area. While the capacity may be limited, the compact size and nimble handling of the Forester allow for precise placement of trailers when towing, especially in Boston's crowded urban settings. The Subaru Forester is undeniably capable, and that capability goes even further with its impressive towing ability.

You can explore the new 2020 Subaru Forester today at Clay Subaru and give it a test drive.