What’s the 2024 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity?

October 26th, 2023 by

2024 Subaru Outback

No matter what types of adventures you like to go on with family and friends, the Subaru Outback has the built-in capability to get you to trailheads and campsites with confidence. Symmetrical AWD is standard on every new Outback, as does an 8.7-inch ground clearance. And, if you want to bring a compact camper or a couple of ATVs on your next excursion, the Subaru Outback towing capacity is ready to get to work! The 2024 Outback towing capacity is either 2,700 pounds or 3,500 pounds*, depending on the configuration. Find out which Outback has the capability you want in our guide below!

Outback Towing Capacity: Compare Powertrains

There are no less than nine Subaru Outback trim levels. All models are driven by a SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine, but the upper-level trims have a stronger turbocharged engine that is necessary to bump the Outback towing capacity up to 3,500 pounds.

Compare the Subaru Outback towing capacity supported by each engine below, as well as other key performance specs, and learn which trims come with which engine so you can choose the right one for your treks to Sacramento:

2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-Cylinder Engine

  • 2,700-pound towing capacity
  • Standard on Base, Premium, Onyx Edition, Limited, & Touring
  • 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque

2.4L Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder Engine

  • 3,500-pound towing capacity
  • Standard on Onyx Edition XT, Wilderness, Limited XT, & Touring XT
  • 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque

Subaru Outback Towing Equipment

The Subaru Outback towing capacity starts with a strong engine, but Roseville drivers also need to properly equip their Outback to safely tow at the maximum capacity. Our parts department can help you get the right Outback towing accessories, which include:

  • Trailer hitch – 270-pound tongue weight for 2.5L engine, 350-pound tongue weight for 2.4L turbo engine
  • Ball mount
  • Trailer hitch cap

Built-In Outback Features for Safer Towing

While you might need to add some accessories to your vehicle before you can start towing, the Outback also comes with a lengthy list of safety and performance features that can help you have an easier towing experience around Folsom! The following tow-friendly features are standard on the 2024 Outback:

  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • X-MODE®
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Traction Control System
  • Brake Override System
  • Subaru EyeSight®

Test Drive a New Outback at Elk Grove Subaru

Is the Subaru Outback what’s missing from your adventures in the Elk Grove area? Schedule a test drive at Elk Grove Subaru and look for the Outback in our new Subaru specials! Our team is ready to help when the time is right for your Subaru upgrade.

*Maximum towing capacity varies by trim level. Trailer brakes may be needed. See your retailer for details.


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