2020 Subaru Forester with bicycles on the roof rack

With the 2020 Subaru Forester towing capacity is 1,500 pounds across the lineup, which means you can tow a small trailer or boat on Scotts Valley or Aptos roads in this compact SUV. Explore Subaru Forester towing specs and features to learn more at Santa Cruz Subaru, and contact us to schedule a test drive and experience the Forester in person!

2020 Forester Towing Capacity and Key Specs

Since all five 2020 Subaru Forester trim levels come with the same SUBARU BOXER® engine, the Forester towing capacity of 1,500 lbs remains the same at every price point. See what engine specs help deliver these towing capabilities to Monterey drivers:

  • 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine with Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS)
  • 182 hp @ 5,800 rpm and 176 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm
  • 26/33 city/highway mpg EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings
  • Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)
  2020 Subaru Forester on a highway at sunset 

2020 Forester Towing Features

Get a boost in towing performance and towing safety with the 2020 Forester standard features:

  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC): Sensors monitor factors like wheel speed, brake pressure, and steering angle to detect if the vehicle is heading off the driver’s intended path. VDC will apply the brakes or reduce torque to correct the vehicle’s path. 
  • Active Torque Vectoring: Works with VDC to create neutral steering, sharper turns, and increase cornering limits.
  • Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive: This unique AWD system offers a balanced distribution of power between the wheels for a more refined AWD performance. 
  • Traction Control: Uses VDC for an all-wheel, all-speed traction control system. It senses loss of traction and applies braking force to the slipping wheel.
  • Trailer Stability Assist: It senses unsafe conditions and applies the brakes to the necessary wheels to help the driver maintain control.

Upgrade options and higher trim levels offer even more performance features:

  • X-MODE® increases traction and minimizes wheel spin on all types of terrain
  • Hill Descent Control helps maintain a constant speed when on moving down a steep incline.   

Find a 2020 Forester at Santa Cruz Subaru

Explore genuine Subaru accessories at Santa Cruz Subaru to find the towing accessories needing for more hauling power on Watsonville roads. Then browse our inventory to find a  new Subaru Forester for sale in Capitola that has all the capability you need. In the meantime, feel free to check out the 2020 Outback's towing capacity.

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