2020 Subaru Forester Towing Guide

2021 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester Towing Capacity (2021 Update)

Did you know that the 2021 Subaru Forester is capable of towing lightweight loads? Learn more with this Forester towing capacity guide, which will help you make an informed decision about towing with this Subaru SUV.

McLaughlin Subaru in Moline, IL, has an available inventory with Forester models for sale. Pick out a favorite model, then match your Subaru with a lease deal for excellent savings. Please contact one of our representatives by phone at (866) 960-7363 if you have further questions.

What Can I Actually Tow?

The 2021 Forester can tow lightweight aluminum boats, some pop-up campers, and small utility trailers. If you're searching for more towing power from the Subaru lineup, you may want to consider the 2021 Outback or 2021 Ascent. The 2021 Subaru Outback has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds and the 2021 Subaru Ascent can tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds

Travel in Comfort

The 2021 Subaru Forester is a plush and accommodating SUV and provides everything a family could need, as the following interior and technology features indicate.

Interior Dimensions

The interior dimensions of the 2021 Subaru Forester provide ample room for both your cargo and your crew, as the following table showcases.

Seating Capacity Five
Max. Cargo Capacity 76.1 cu.-ft.
Trunk Capacity 31.1 cu.-ft.
First-row Headroom 41.2 in.
Second-row Headroom 39.6 in.
First-row Legroom 43.3 in.
Second-row Legroom 39.4 in.

SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia

Entertain and inform with the SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia system. You can equip either a 6.5-inch or 8-inch STARLINK® Multimedia Plus touchscreen or a 8-inch STARLINK® Multimedia Navigation display to the 2021 Forester. This Subaru-specific tech system provides smartphone integration and convenience features to make your drive a pleasanter one.

Upgradeable Seats

There are a wide variety of seat upgrades to be had in the 2021 Forester. If you select the All Weather Package, you can treat yourself and loved ones to heated front and rear outboard seats. An available ten-way power driver's seat with lumbar support and memory and eight-way power front passenger seat grant you and your co-pilot a relaxing recline. Choose between sport cloth upholstery with orange stitching or leather-trimmed upholstery for a smooth finish. The one-touch folding rear seatback makes hauling larger loads easier than ever.

2020 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity

2020 Subaru Forester in green driving off road through the snowy mountians

Did you know that the 2020 Subaru Forester is capable of towing light-weight loads? Learn more with this Forester towing capacity guide, which will help you make an informed decision about towing with this Subaru SUV.

McLaughlin Subaru in Moline, IL, has an available inventory full of Subaru models for you to choose from. Pick out a favorite model, then match your Subaru with a lease deal for excellent savings. Please contact one of our representatives by phone at (866) 960-7363 if you have further questions.

How Much Can the 2020 Subaru Forester Tow?

The 2020 Subaru Forester has a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 lbs., making it a light-duty SUV. Take advantage of auto start/stop, which prevents engine idling, and a standard Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission for a fluid driving experience. The Forester engine specs are illustrated in the following table.

Engine 2.5L SUBARU BOXER®
Max. Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs.
Horsepower 182 HP
Torque 176 lb.-ft.
MPG (city/hwy) 26/33

What Can I Actually Tow?

The 2020 Forester can tow lightweight aluminum boats, some pop-up campers, and small utility trailers. If you’re searching for more towing power from the Subaru lineup, you may want to consider the 2020 Outback or 2020 Ascent. The 2020 Subaru Outback has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. and the 2020 Subaru Ascent can tow a maximum of 5,000 lbs.

Important Features for Towing Assistance

  • DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System. This safety system will alert you if you appear to stop paying attention to the road. 
  • Four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS). With the ABS system, your brakes will work as intended when you need them most, such as while you are towing.
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Enjoy the standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which provides excellent traction for towing and less-than-ideal weather conditions.
  • X-MODE®. This system revs up your engine’s performance and ensures a high transmission ratio. 
  • Eyesight® Driver Assist Technology. This Subaru safety suite includes: advanced adaptive cruise control with lane centering, pre-collision braking, lane departure and sway warning, and lane keep assist.
2020 Subaru Forester in green driving off road throughout forest

Travel in Comfort

The 2020 Subaru Forester is a plush and accommodating SUV and provides everything a family could need, as the following interior and technology features indicate.

2020 Subaru Forester in green driving on countryside road

Interior Dimensions

The interior dimensions of the 2020 Subaru Forester provide ample room for both your cargo and your crew, as the following table showcases.

Seating Capacity

Five

Cargo Capacity Behind First Row

76.1 cu.-ft.

Cargo Capacity Behind Second Row

35.4 cu.-ft.

First-row Headroom

41.2 in.

First-row Legroom

43.3 in.

First-row Shoulder room

58.2 in.

Second-row Headroom

39.6 in.

Second-row Legroom

39.4 in.

Second-row Shoulder room

57.2 in.

SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia

Entertain and inform with the SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia system. You can equip either a 6.5-in. or 8-in. STARLINK® Multimedia Plus touchscreen or a 8-in. STARLINK® Multimedia Navigation display to the 2020 Forester. This Subaru-specific tech system provides smartphone integration and convenience features to make your drive a pleasanter one.

2020 Subaru Forester in green driving through deep snow
2020 Subaru Forester in red driving a road in the rain

Upgradeable Seats

There are a wide variety of seat upgrades to be had in the 2020 Forester. If you select the All Weather Package, you can treat yourself and loved ones to heated front and rear outboard seats. An available ten-way power driver's seat with lumbar support and memory and eight-way power front passenger seat grant you and your co-pilot a relaxing recline. Choose between sport cloth upholstery with orange stitching or leather-trimmed upholstery for a smooth finish. The one-touch folding rear seatback makes hauling larger loads easier than ever.