Subaru Crosstrek® Towing Capacity: How Much Can A Subaru Crosstrek Tow?

Subaru Crosstrek towing capacity

If you're shopping for a new Subaru crossover to help you manage your busy day and active weekends, you're probably wondering about the towing capacity of a Subaru Crosstrek. You'll be glad to know that the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek towing capacity is up to 1,500 pounds1 when equipped with the 2.5-liter engine. This 4-cylinder also puts out 182 horsepower and 176 pound-foot of torque.

2021 Crosstrek Highlights

The new Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with all-wheel-drive performance and 8.7-inches of ground clearance to help you tackle the trails. Load up the 55.3 cubic feet of cargo room and hit the road. During your journey, you can expect an EPA-estimated 27/34 mpg2 (city/highway).

The Subaru Crosstrek pulling capacity will help you load a trailer with camping gear or bring an ATV along for the ride. If you're still early in your research and trying to decide on the best SUV for your needs, be sure to compare Subaru Outback vs. Crosstrek differences.

Now that you're familiar with the towing capacity for Subaru Crosstrek models, you'll want to take advantage of the many ways the Crosstrek helps you bring more gear where life takes you. This new compact SUV offers a wide rear gate for easy loading/unloading and more interior volume than other vehicles in its class.

The 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatbacks give you the option of bringing three passengers along for the ride or loading more gear. When the back seat is full, the roof rails give you ample cargo-carrying flexibility.

Subaru Crosstrek Models

The new 2021 Crosstrek arrives in several models to shop and compare. Let's take a look at the key features and differences to help you find the Subaru you need. After you read our Subaru Crosstrek towing capacity review, be sure to compare the Subaru Crosstrek vs. Forester.

The base model Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the STARLINK® Multimedia suite with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration, 17-inch dark gray-finish alloy wheels, and automatic climate control. Along with its 8.7 inches of ground clearance and available Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission, the new Crosstrek comes standard with the EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology on CVT models.

Along with the Subaru Crosstrek towing capacity of up to 1,500 pounds,1 the Crosstrek Premium boasts an available power moonroof, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle, and fog lights. When your adventures take you into foul weather, the All-Weather Package with heated front seats will help you to your destination. During your test drive, be sure to ask our sales team about the Subaru STARLINK® Safety and Security suite and how to safely tow your SUV.

Premium Trim Models and Hybrid Vehicles

The Crosstrek Sport is ready for adventure thanks to its 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER® engine that produces 182-horsepower through a Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission. Other drivers will know you opted for the Crosstrek Sport by its unique dark gray wheel finish, gunmetal exterior accents, sport grille, wheel arch moldings, and Subaru Crosstrek towing equipment.

The interior features StarTex® water-repellent upholstery, keyless access with push-button start, and dual-function X-MODE® with Hill Descent Control to help with Crosstrek towing.

The new Crosstrek Limited includes the premium features found on the Crosstrek Sport and adds the luxury of leather-trimmed upholstery and convenience of the Subaru STARLINK® 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus media suite. When it comes to your safety, Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert are now standard. Both features come in handy when making the most of your Subaru Crosstrek pulling capacity.

You might also be wondering about the popular Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid vehicles and some of the available features. The Crosstrek Hybrid offers you the Subaru StarDrive® plug-in hybrid drivetrain as well as a leather-trimmed upholstery with heated front seats and an available heated steering wheel. To hear more about the Subaru Crosstrek towing capacity on hybrid models, please get in touch with our sales team.

Subaru Lease Deals

Now that you know more about how the Subaru Crosstrek towing capacity compares to other vehicles in its class and the trim model differences, you're ready to choose the best new Subaru for your particular needs and budget. To help you along the way, our sales associates are standing by to hand you the keys for a test drive.

Once you choose the model and color you love, it will be time to meet with our finance team to hear about current lease deals and incentives. You can get a jump on discovering your custom lease offers by applying for credit with our dealership.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you tow with a Subaru Crosstrek?

Yes, you can tow with a Subaru Crosstrek. The new 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is motivated by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that puts out 182 horsepower, 176 pound-foot of torque, and can tow up to 1,500-pounds.1 To learn more about the towing capacity of a Subaru Crosstrek, get in touch with our sales team.

Can a Subaru Crosstrek tow 2,000 lbs?

No, the Subaru Crosstrek can not tow 2,000-pounds. The new Subaru Crosstrek can tow up to 1,500-pounds.1 The Subaru Crosstrek pulling capacity is typically enough to pull small watercraft, light trailers, ATVs, and dirtbikes. Don't miss the Subaru Outback lineup if you need a Subaru that can tow more than 2,000-pounds.

Can a Subaru Crosstrek tow a trailer?

The Subaru Crosstrek can tow up to 1,500-pounds.1 If the trailer and load are under this amount, then, yes, a Subaru Crosstrek can tow a trailer. A 1,500-pound towing capacity is generally sufficient to tow ATVs, dirtbikes, small pop-up campers, and light trailers. Ask our team about Subaru crossovers that can tow more than 2,000-pounds.


Subaru Crosstrek Towing Capacity Chart


Subaru Model Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
2021 Subaru Crosstrek 2.5L 4 cylinder engine 1,500 pounds 182 hp 176 lb-ft
2018-2021 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0L 4 cylinder engine 1,500 pounds 152 hp 145 lb-ft
2016-2017 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0L 4 cylinder engine 1,500 pounds 148 hp 145 lb-ft

1Maximum towing capacity varies by trim level. Trailer brakes may be needed. See your retailer for details.

2EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with driving conditions and your vehicle’s condition.


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