Subaru Outback Towing Capacity Table – 2009-2018

The following table contains the maximum trailer weight (towing capacity) recommended for a Subaru Outback for every model year 2009 and after. Use the drop downs to find a particular year, trim or engine.

We have provided a link to the source of each rating – typically the owner’s manual. Always consult your owner’s manual for towing instructions.

YearTrimEngineMax Tow CapacityDescriptionSources
2018All2,700Connector for trailer harness is standard. Hitch receiver/hitch can be added as dealer-installed accessory.Source
20092.5L H42,700Source
20093.0L H63,000Source
20102.5L H42,700Source
20103.6R H63,000Source
20112.5L H42,700Source
20113.6R H63,000Source
20122.5L H42700Source
20123.6R H63000Source
20132.5L H42,700Source
20133.6L H63,000Source
20142.5L H42,700Source
20143.6R H63,000Source
20152.5L 4-Cyl2,700Source
20153.6L 6-Cyl3,000Source
20162.5L H-42,700Source
20163.6R H-63,000Source
20172.5L H-42,700Source

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  1. I have a 2009 Subaru Outback with the smaller engine. The other option is a 2001 Outback LLB model with 3.0 engine.
    I have been looking at (1) kayak trailer and (2) tag along, like the Kodiak Stealth Rustic Trail camper or similar small tag alongs.
    Are they compatible?