Jeremy, Boston

The Outback can tow up to 3,000 pounds with the 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine and 2,700 pounds with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder when equipped with a proper towing hitch (available from Subaru or aftermarket suppliers). The Legacy can tow up to 1,000 pounds with a properly installed hitch, though Subaru does not offer one for the Legacy.

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Subaru recommends that the Impreza not be used for towing and advises that more information is available in the owner’s manual and from dealers on all three models.

When towing, bear in mind that those weights are the maximum capacity. With all vehicles, adding weight to the vehicle either through passengers or cargo reduces the towing capacity by an equal amount. If your family of four and their luggage weigh 1,000 pounds, your six-cylinder Outback can now safely tow only 2,000 pounds.

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Answered by Rick Popely on April 17, 2010 in Subaru , Subaru Impreza , Subaru Legacy , Subaru Outback | Permalink

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