The Subaru Crosstrek is capable of satisfying a wide range of lifestyles. This ability certainly covers towing. The team here at Bill Rapp Subaru of Norwich would like to demonstrate some of this capability through the following information. If you call Norwich, Oneonta, or Sidney, New York, home, continue reading to see what the Crosstrek can do. 

Subaru Crosstrek Engine Lineup and Towing Capacity

The Crosstrek offers three possible engines. These are:

  • 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • Permanent magnet AC synchronous motor (hybrid)

The 2.0-liter engine comes standard under the hood of the Crosstrek. It boasts a maximum output of 152 horsepower. The available 2.5-liter engine can produce as much as 182 horsepower. The permanent magnet AC synchronous motor for the Crosstrek Hybrid generates an estimated total system net power of 148 horsepower.

The following chart shows what each engine can do in terms of maximum towing capacity:


Maximum Towing Capacity

2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine

1,500 pounds

2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine

1,500 pounds

Permanent magnet AC synchronous motor

1,000 pounds

From pulling a trailer with an ATV or a snowmobile to towing a pop-up camper, these numbers make it clear that the Crosstrek is up for the job.

Key Performance Attributes

Whether or not you're using the Subaru Crosstrek for towing, you're bound to find many of its supportive performance features quite useful. For example, Vehicle Dynamics Control makes use of sensors to keep track of steering angle, wheel speeds, brake pressure, lateral g-forces, and vehicle yaw rate to make sure the Crosstrek stays on its intended path. It can apply braking power and reduce engine torque to make any necessary corrections.

There's also the Traction Control System that can apply braking force to the necessary wheels when it detects any loss of traction. Both these features are standard aspects of the Subaru Crosstrek.

Subaru Crosstrek Safety Features

No matter where your travels end up taking you, you can be confident the Crosstrek will provide a reassuring driving experience from start to finish. First, there's the Rear-Vision Camera. This standard feature comes in handy when you're backing in or out of a parking space by providing a clear view of the area directly behind you.

Not only does the available High Beam Assist provide maximum visibility when you need it most, but it also brings the headlights back down to the low setting to avoid distracting drivers of oncoming vehicles.

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System is standard. It keeps track of the air pressure inside the tires to make sure you're getting the most out of them in terms of performance as well as safety. 

Give the Subaru Crosstrek a Try Today

As you can see, the Crosstrek definitely packs a punch. If you'd like to find out for yourself how it handles out on those Norwich, Sidney, and Oneonta, NY, roadways, contact us here at Bill Rapp Subaru of Norwich today to schedule your Subaru Crosstrek test drive.

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