Subaru Outback Max Towing Capacity (2008 - 2022)

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Subaru Outback Max. Towing

The Subaru Outback has a towing capacity between 2,700 lbs and 3,500 lbs.

For example, the 2022 Limited XT CVT trim model has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs., while the 2022 Base CVT trim model has a maximum towing capacity of 2,700 lbs.

All towing capacities are braked capacities. This means that the trailer being towed has a braking system installed to assist with the vehicle's own braking. The towing capacities for trailers without brakes will be much less.

Confirm all towing capacities with the owner's manual.

Scroll down or quick-jump for detailed information on your particular Subaru Outback model year.

Check the towing capacity for other makes and models here.

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  • a fishing boat and trailer usually weighs between 900 lbs. to 6,000 lbs.
  • a tent trailer typically weighs between 1,000 lbs. to 1,500 lbs.
  • a fifth wheel travel trailer averages between 12,000 lbs. to 15,000 lbs.

2022 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2022 Subaru Outback has a towing capacity between 2700 lbs and 3500 lbs. See the data outlined in the table below.

2022 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
Base CVT 2.5L 2,700 lbs 182 hp 176 ft-lbs
Limited CVT 2.5L 2,700 lbs 182 hp 176 ft-lbs
Limited XT CVT 2.4L 3,500 lbs 260 hp 277 ft-lbs
Onyx Edition XT CVT 2.4L 3,500 lbs 260 hp 277 ft-lbs
Premium CVT 2.5L 2,700 lbs 182 hp 176 ft-lbs
Touring CVT 2.5L 2,700 lbs 182 hp 176 ft-lbs
Touring XT CVT 2.4L 3,500 lbs 260 hp 277 ft-lbs
Wilderness CVT 2.4L 3,500 lbs 260 hp 277 ft-lbs

2021 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2021 Subaru Outback has a towing capacity between 2700 lbs and 3500 lbs. See the data outlined in the table below.

2021 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
Base CVT 2.5L 2,700 lbs 182 hp 176 ft-lbs
Limited CVT 2.5L 2,700 lbs 182 hp 176 ft-lbs
Limited XT CVT 2.4L 3,500 lbs 260 hp 277 ft-lbs
Onyx Edition XT CVT 2.4L 3,500 lbs 260 hp 277 ft-lbs
Premium CVT 2.5L 2,700 lbs 182 hp 176 ft-lbs
Touring CVT 2.5L 2,700 lbs 182 hp 176 ft-lbs
Touring XT CVT 2.4L 3,500 lbs 260 hp 277 ft-lbs
2021 Subaru Outback
2021 Subaru Outback

2020 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2020 Subaru Outback has a towing capacity between 2700 lbs and 3500 lbs. See the data outlined in the table below.

2020 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
Base CVT 2.5L 2,700 lbs 182 hp 176 ft-lbs
Limited CVT 2.5L 2,700 lbs 182 hp 176 ft-lbs
Limited XT CVT 2.4L 3,500 lbs 260 hp 277 ft-lbs
Onyx Edition XT CVT 2.4L 3,500 lbs 260 hp 277 ft-lbs
Premium CVT 2.5L 2,700 lbs 182 hp 176 ft-lbs
Touring CVT 2.5L 2,700 lbs 182 hp 176 ft-lbs
Touring XT CVT 2.4L 3,500 lbs 260 hp 277 ft-lbs
Wagon 5D AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 182 hp 176 ft-lbs
Wagon 5D Limited AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 182 hp 176 ft-lbs
Wagon 5D Premium AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 182 hp 176 ft-lbs
Wagon 5D Touring AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 182 hp 176 ft-lbs
Wagon 5D XT Limited AWD 2.4L 3,500 lbs 260 hp 277 ft-lbs
Wagon 5D XT Onyx Edition AWD 2.4L 3,500 lbs 260 hp 277 ft-lbs
Wagon 5D XT Touring AWD 2.4L 3,500 lbs 260 hp 277 ft-lbs
2020 Subaru Outback,
2020 Subaru Outback,

2019 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

The 2019 Subaru Outback has a towing capacity of 2700 lbs. See the data outlined in the table below.

2019 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package All
Max. Towing Capacity 2,700 lbs

2018 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

The 2018 Subaru Outback has a towing capacity of 2700 lbs. See the data outlined in the table below.

2018 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package All
Max. Towing Capacity 2,700 lbs
2018 Subaru Outback,
2018 Subaru Outback,

2017 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

The 2017 Subaru Outback has a towing capacity of 2700 lbs. See the data outlined in the table below.

2017 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package All
Max. Towing Capacity 2,700 lbs
2017 Subaru Outback,
2017 Subaru Outback,

2016 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2016 Subaru Outback has a towing capacity between 2700 lbs and 3000 lbs. See the data outlined in the table below.

2016 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
Wagon 5D i AWD H4 2.5L 2,700 lbs 175 hp 174 ft-lbs
Wagon 5D i Limited AWD H4 2.5L 2,700 lbs 175 hp 174 ft-lbs
Wagon 5D i Premium AWD H4 2.5L 2,700 lbs 175 hp 174 ft-lbs
Wagon 5D R Limited AWD H6 3.6L 3,000 lbs 256 hp 247 ft-lbs

2015 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2015 Subaru Outback has a towing capacity between 2700 lbs and 3000 lbs. See the data outlined in the table below.

2015 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
Wagon 5D i AWD H4 2.5L 2,700 lbs 175 hp 174 ft-lbs
Wagon 5D i Limited AWD H4 2.5L 2,700 lbs 175 hp 174 ft-lbs
Wagon 5D i Premium AWD H4 2.5L 2,700 lbs 175 hp 174 ft-lbs
Wagon 5D R Limited AWD H6 3.6L 3,000 lbs 256 hp 247 ft-lbs

2014 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2014 Subaru Outback has a towing capacity between 2700 lbs and 3000 lbs. See the data outlined in the table below.

2014 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
Legacy Wagon 5D I AWD 4 Cyl. 2.5L 2,700 lbs 173 hp 174 ft-lbs
Legacy Wagon 5D I Limited AWD 4 Cyl. 2.5L 2,700 lbs 173 hp 174 ft-lbs
Legacy Wagon 5D I Premium AWD 4 Cyl. 2.5L 2,700 lbs 173 hp 174 ft-lbs
Legacy Wagon 5D R Limited AWD H6 3.6L 3,000 lbs 256 hp 247 ft-lbs

2013 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2013 Subaru Outback has a towing capacity between 2700 lbs and 3000 lbs. See the data outlined in the table below.

2013 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D I AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 173 hp 174 ft-lbs
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D I Limited AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 173 hp 174 ft-lbs
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D I Premium AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 173 hp 174 ft-lbs
Legacy 6 Cyl. Wagon 5D R AWD 3.6L 3,000 lbs 256 hp 247 ft-lbs
Legacy 6 Cyl. Wagon 5D R Limited AWD 3.6L 3,000 lbs 256 hp 247 ft-lbs

2012 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2012 Subaru Outback has a towing capacity between 2700 lbs and 3000 lbs. See the data outlined in the table below.

2012 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D I AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 170 hp 170 ft-lbs
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D I Limited AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 170 hp 170 ft-lbs
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D I Premium AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 170 hp 170 ft-lbs
Legacy 6 Cyl. Wagon 5D R AWD 3.6L 3,000 lbs 256 hp 247 ft-lbs
Legacy 6 Cyl. Wagon 5D R Limited AWD 3.6L 3,000 lbs 256 hp 247 ft-lbs
Legacy 6 Cyl. Wagon 5D R Premium AWD 3.6L 3,000 lbs 256 hp 247 ft-lbs

2011 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2011 Subaru Outback has a towing capacity between 2700 lbs and 3000 lbs. See the data outlined in the table below.

2011 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D i AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 170 hp 170 ft-lbs
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D i Limited AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 170 hp 170 ft-lbs
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D i Premium AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 170 hp 170 ft-lbs
Legacy 6 Cyl. Wagon 5D R AWD 3.6L 3,000 lbs 256 hp 247 ft-lbs
Legacy 6 Cyl. Wagon 5D R Limited AWD 3.6L 3,000 lbs 256 hp 247 ft-lbs
Legacy 6 Cyl. Wagon 5D R Premium AWD 3.6L 3,000 lbs 256 hp 247 ft-lbs

2010 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2010 Subaru Outback has a towing capacity between 2700 lbs and 3000 lbs. See the data outlined in the table below.

2010 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D i AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 170 hp 170 ft-lbs
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D i Limited AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 170 hp 170 ft-lbs
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D i Premium AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 170 hp 170 ft-lbs
Legacy 6 Cyl. Wagon 5D R AWD 3.6L 3,000 lbs 256 hp 247 ft-lbs
Legacy 6 Cyl. Wagon 5D R Limited AWD 3.6L 3,000 lbs 256 hp 247 ft-lbs
Legacy 6 Cyl. Wagon 5D R Premium AWD 3.6L 3,000 lbs 256 hp 247 ft-lbs

2009 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2009 Subaru Outback has a towing capacity between 2700 lbs and 3000 lbs. See the data outlined in the table below.

2009 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D I AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 169 hp 175 ft-lbs
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D I Limited AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 169 hp 175 ft-lbs
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D I Special Edition A 2.5L 2,700 lbs 169 hp 175 ft-lbs
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D XT Limited AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 243 hp 241 ft-lbs
Legacy 6 Cyl. Wagon 5D 3.0 R Limited AWD 3.0L 3,000 lbs 245 hp 215 ft-lbs

2008 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2008 Subaru Outback has a towing capacity between 2700 lbs and 3000 lbs. See the data outlined in the table below.

2008 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option Package Engine Max. Towing Capacity Horsepower Torque
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 169 hp 175 ft-lbs
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D I AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 169 hp 175 ft-lbs
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D I L.L. Bean AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 169 hp 175 ft-lbs
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D I L.L. Bean Ltd AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 169 hp 175 ft-lbs
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D I Limited AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 169 hp 175 ft-lbs
Legacy 4 Cyl. Wagon 5D XT Limited AWD 2.5L 2,700 lbs 243 hp 241 ft-lbs
Legacy 6 Cyl. Wagon 5D L.L. Bean AWD 3.0L 3,000 lbs 245 hp 215 ft-lbs

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