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You can find 125 different trims/engines for the Subaru Outback 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.
The Subaru Outback is a series of vehicles that have been produced by Subaru since 1994. There have been a total of six generations given this nameplate. The most recent version was released in 2020.
Subaru also sold a model called the Outback Sport until 2011. This version is based on the Subaru Impreza and is focused on off-road capabilities.
The first generation model was a 5-door station wagon, but Subaru has steadily made changes that have resulted in it sitting in the mid-size crossover SUV category. The fourth generation model represents the most significant change in class.
Like the Subaru Legacy and Crosstrek, it comes with all-wheel drive as a standard option. This sets it apart from many other competitors like the Ford Escape and Honda CR-V. It could be said that its main rival is the Audi A4 Allroad.
Trim levels for the latest models consist of Base, Premium, Onyx Edition, Limited, and Touring.
The Onyx Edition, Limited, and Touring packages are all available in a higher-performance version with a larger engine. This is detonated by the ‘XT’ suffix.
In 2022, Subaru released the Wilderness trim package. This brings heightened off-road performance features like the larger engine and more ground clearance.
Engine options have typically been quite simple in terms of options. These have consisted of a 1.8-liter or a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder Boxer for the petrol choices. A single diesel 2.5-liter Boxer was also available in the more recent version.
Transmission options are also made simple. These are usually either a continuously variable Lineartronic transmission or a manual, usually 6-speed.
It also boasts exceptional safety features that have given the newer models high praise.