2022 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

March 3rd, 2022 by
2022 Subaru Outback


Known for efficiency and good looks, the new Subaru Outback is a welcome addition to any Bellaire driveway. Along with a pleasing style and eco-friendly mpg specs, the Subaru Outback is built to work hard. So, what is the Subaru Outback towing capacity? When properly equipped, the 2022 Subaru towing capacity reaches a robust 3,500 pounds*. Below, Serra Traverse City will help you get to know this well-rounded ride to see if it matches your wishlist!



Subaru Outback Towing Capacity & Specs

For 2022, you’ll have the choice between two SUBARU BOXER® engines. Your Outback towing capacity will vary depending on the engine you select, but you can rest assured that both deliver plenty of power for your Kalkaska adventures. Better yet, you’ll secure standard all-wheel drive, a Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), traction control, and more.

2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-Cylinder Engine

  • 2,700-Pound Towing Capacity
  • Standard on the Outback base trim, Outback Premium, Outback Limited, and Outback Touring
  • 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque
  • 33/26 city/highway mpg EPA-estimated fuel economy

2.4L Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder Engine

  • 3,500-Pound Towing Capacity
  • Standard on the Outback Onyx Edition XT, Outback Limited XT, Outback Touring XT
  • 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque
  • 30/23 city/highway mpg EPA-estimated fuel economy

Subaru Outback Towing Accessories

To get the most out of your SUV, be sure to work with our parts team to secure the genuine OEM Subaru Outback accessories you deserve:

  • Trailer Hitch: 270-pound tongue weight and 2,700-pound towing capacity for the 2.5L engine, 350-pound tongue weight and 3,500-pound towing capacity for the 2.4L turbocharged engine.
  • Ball Mount: For when you need a new ball mount, but the hitch casing is still working.
  • Trailer Hitch Cap: Rubberized exterior-grade plastic with a UV-resistance polyurethane Subaru logo to make a lasting impression.

Outback Features for Better Towing

The 2022 Subaru Outback was designed to help you take on tough tasks and the road less traveled with peace of mind. The Outback towing capacity is supported by a range of performance and safety features that include:

  • Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive: Provides an even distribution of power to maximize traction, stability, and efficiency. This system actively adapts to changing road conditions.
  • Standard X-MODE®: Combines Hill Descent Control and the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for added stability through rough conditions or steep roads.
  • Standard Control Systems: Vehicle Dynamics Control, Traction Control System, and Brake Override System offer improved traction through slick travels.
  • Standard Subaru EyeSight®: This suite of safety features includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision Braking, Lane Departure, and Sway Warning.
  • Available Driver-Assistance: With driver assistance technology like Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Reverse Automatic Braking, you’ll feel confident behind the wheel.
  • Ring-shaped reinforcement frame: The frame of the Outback helps provide strength when towing major cargo.

Find the Outback at Serra Traverse City

Now that you’re aware of the Outback towing capacity, you can explore our showroom to find your fit. Once you’ve narrowed down your options, give us a call to schedule a test drive at our Subaru dealership in Traverse City!


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