Parked 2020 Subaru Crosstrek

What is the towing capacity on the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek? What features will help make towing safer on Capitola and Watsonville roads? Santa Cruz Subaru has the answers. Learn more about the Subaru Crosstrek towing capacity of 1,500 pounds, as well as its performance features, and find out what this compact SUV can do. 

Towing Capacity: 2020 Crosstrek Engines 

You have two towing capacities available on the new Subaru Crosstrek that matches the needs of Aptos and Monterey drivers:

  • 1,500-pound maximum towing capacity: Standard 2.0L DOHC four-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine with 152 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. 
  • 1,000-pound towing capacity: Available hybrid 2.0L DOHC four-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine with 137 hp and 134 lb-ft of torque.

Be sure to get the Trailer Hitch and Ball Mount accessories (200-pound tongue weight), and add on the Trailer Hitch Cap for keeping your towing kit clean and out of the way when you don't need it.

2020 Crosstrek Towing Features

There are plenty of features in your new Subaru Crosstrek to help you stay safe when towing heavy loads on and off Santa Cruz roads:

  • High-Strength Steel Body Structure: For durability, rigidity, and vibration resistance.
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive: Offers maximum traction and stability for improved handling and quicker response.
  • Brake Assist: If an emergency braking action is detected, maximum brake pressure is immediately applied.
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control: Sensors constantly monitor vehicle behavior, and if any sway or drifting is detected, braking power and/or torque reduction is used to help correct the vehicle.
  • Available X-MODE®: Optimizes the engine, transmission, and more for better traction in slippery road conditions.
  • Available Hill Descent Control: This feature comes with X-MODE® and maintains a constant vehicle speed for more control on steep descents.

Additional Cargo Solutions 

If you're maxed out on towing capacity, you still have plenty of storage space inside:

  • Cargo Space With Rear Seats Up: 20.8 cubic feet of cargo space (15.9 cubic feet in the Hybrid trim) 
  • Cargo Space With Rear Seats Down: 55.3 cubic feet of cargo space (43.1 cubic feet in Hybrid trim)

In addition, the standard raised roof rails make it easier to load up the top of your car. Explore genuine Subaru accessories to check out rooftop carriers and mounts for whatever equipment you need to haul.

2020 Crosstrek cargo area

Upgrade Your Towing Capacity at Santa Cruz Subaru

Still want to know more about Subaru Crosstrek capabilities, features, or even its interior? Check this compact crossover further with a test drive at Santa Cruz Subaru, or see how it outclasses the 2020 Honda HR-V. Contact us with any questions or to schedule a visit today!

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