2021 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

May 24th, 2021 by

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The 2021 Subaru Outback has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds when properly equipped, though the capacity will vary depending on which trim level you choose. Learn more about the Outback towing specs, engine options, and towing-friendly features that can help improve your drives, and contact AutoSavvy to experience the capability in person!

2021 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity and Specs

There are two SUBARU BOXER® engine options for the 2021 Subaru Outback; which will affect this model’s towing capacity. However, no matter which configuration you choose you’ll get standard all-wheel drive, Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), traction control, and more.

2,700-Pound Towing Capacity: 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-Cylinder Engine

  • Standard on the Outback base trim, Outback Premium, Outback Limited, and Outback Touring
  • 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque
  • 33/26 city/highway mpg EPA-estimated fuel economy
3,500-Pounds Towing Capacity: 2.4L Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder Engine

  • Standard on the Outback Onyx Edition XT, Outback Limited XT, Outback Touring XT
  • 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque
  • 30/23 city/highway mpg  EPA-estimated fuel economy

2021 Outback Towing Accessories

Make sure you get these genuine Subaru accessories for towing in your 2021 Outback:

  • Trailer Hitch: 270-pound tongue weight and 2,700-pound towing capacity for the 2.5L engine, 350-pound tongue weight and 3,500-pound towing capacity for the 2.4L turbocharged engine.
  • Ball Mount: For when the ball mount needs to be replaced but the hitch casing is still working
  • Trailer Hitch Cap: Rubberized exterior-grade plastic with a UV-resistance polyurethane Subaru logo

2021 Outback Features for Better Towing

The 2021 Subaru Outback was designed with adventures and tough tasks in mind. That’s why it’s equipped with a wide range of performance features, safety features, and technologies to make towing safe and effortless on the roads.

  • Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive: Provides even distribution of power for maximum traction, optimum stability, efficiency. Also quickly adapts to driving conditions.
  • Standard X-MODE®: Incorporates Hill Descent Control and the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for stability on rough or steep terrain.
  • Standard Control Systems: Vehicle Dynamics Control, Traction Control System, and Brake Override System are there to back you up when road surfaces are slippery.
  • Standard Subaru EyeSight®: This safety suite includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision Braking, Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Cargo Solutions: With 75.5 cubic feet maximum cargo volume (32.5 cubic feet with the seats upright), roof rails with integrated crossbars, and foldaway cargo carriers, you can optimize your hauling power without overloading your trailer.
  • Available Driver-Assistance: Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Reverse Automatic Braking will give you additional peace of mind and ease of maneuvering.
  • Ring-shaped reinforcement frame: The Outback frame helps provide strength when towing heavy loads.

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