Towing with a 2018 Outback

Asked by OutbackJack50 Sep 23, 2018 at 09:03 PM about the 2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium AWD

Question type: General

I was skeptical to say the least. My former
Outback was a 3.6. So losing 2 cly. had me
worried. I loaded up my utility trailer close
to the max of 2300#. I then proceeded to
load the Outback way more than she
should carry. But anyway, I started down I-
77 thru the Virginia Mountains. My sweet
Ouback never missed a beat. So with that
said. Tow on my good friends. The Subaru
Outback can handle it!!

2 Answers


Be careful. Do this too many times and your CVT will pack it in.

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Tow capacity of the 2.5 FOUR is 2,700's in the owners manual ...for a it... the 3.6 is rated for 3,000 pounds... Unless you are the author of the Subaru Outback manual and the designer of the car, I think you're on pretty shaky ground here? This information is not for laughs..,. That said.. however, use good judgement.. it's never a good idea to overload your car...and tow as well... review the owners manual and follow the guidelines... .. I don't know what you mean by really saying "way more" than it should carry... There's a precise number for the car and the tow... Any questions, call Subaru and ask them....(800) 782-2783.... they can answer any questions....

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