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Choose the appropriate model year for the Subaru Forester you are trying to find the towing capacity for from the list below.
You can find 99 different trims/engines for the Subaru Forester and their corresponding recommended towing capacity.
The years available stretch from 2001 through to 2022 and to view the towing capacity you just click to expand.
It is currently built on the Subaru Global Platform and sits below the Subaru Outback in terms of sizing. Like all offerings from Subaru, it comes with all-wheel drive as standard.
The Subaru Forester is often considered a rival model to the four-wheel drive version of the Toyota RAV4. Other compact crossovers that give it competition include the Mazda CX-5, and Jeep Cherokee, among quite a number of others because of how packed the class has become.
Powertrains have always included the option for gasoline and diesel engines in either 2-liter or 2.5-liter configurations. These engines change depending on the selected trim level. Certain trims come with a turbocharged powertrain.
The Forester Sport was available with a turbocharged 1.8-liter boxer engine, a significant change in the available engines.
Subaru also released the e-BOXER powertrain, which consists of a 2-liter 4-cylinder boxer engine and a mild hybrid electric system.
Transmission options used to include manual and automatics ranging between 4-speed and 6-speed. However, Subaru began to introduce their Lineartronic continuously variable transmission in the fourth generation models and it has become the only transmission in the latest models.
Trim levels have typically featured the base 2.5X, 2.5X Premium, 2.5XT Limited, and 2.5XT Premium. However, these changed to Base, Premium, and Touring with the latest generation.
Other notable editions include the Wilderness and Sport packages. The Wilderness trim comes with additional features and is an off-road performance variant.