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2014 Subaru Outback Towing Capacity

How Much Does a 2014 Subaru Outback pull with 4 trims?

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2014 Subaru Outback Trims

2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive Wagon

Maximum Towing Capacity - 2700 lb

The maximum weight that Subaru Outback is allowed to tow. The maximum trailer weights listed are only applicable for altitudes up to 3280 ft (1,000 m) above sea level. With increasing altitude the engine power and therefore the car's climbing ability are impaired because of the reduced air density, so the maximum trailer weight has to be reduced accordingly. The weight of the car and trailer must be reduced by 10% for every further 3280 ft (1,000 m) (or part thereof).

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - 4585 lb

This is the maximum amount of weight Subaru Outback is rated to carry (engine, chassis, fluids, passengers, cargo, load - everything). It is often determined by the manufacturer and is indicated in the owner's manual or on the inside of the drive's door panel.

Curb Weight - 3423 lb

This is how much Subaru Outback weighs sitting on the curb with no driver, passengers, no cargo and no load with all standard options.

Payload Capacity - 1162 lb

Payload is considered all the extra stuff you put inside your vehicle, whether it be passengers or a pile of rocks, that weight is all considered payload. You can increase it by:

  1. Upgrading the Rear Springs.
  2. Adding Coil-Over Shock Absorbers.
  3. Installing a Longer Truck Bed.
  4. Attaching a Trailer.
  5. Adding Bed Racks.

Horsepower - 173 hp

The higher the power of your engine, the more weight your car can pull.

Torque - 174 Lb-Ft

High torque is essential for towing because it allows you to pull the trailer at a lower RPM, reducing the strain on the engine.

Axle Ratio - 4.44

The higher the axle ratio, the more power your vehicle produces, and as a result, the more weight this car can tow.

Drive Type - no data

All-wheel or rear-wheel drive vehicles are best suited for towing, while front-wheel drive vehicles can haul much less weight.

Transmission - no data

Do not overload your vehicle while towing, as this can cause the transmission to overheat and fail. If your transmission has "Towing mode" - be sure to turn it on.

Turbocharger - no data

Turbocharged engines produce more power, so if you need a vehicle for towing, choose the one equipped with a turbo.

Wheelbase - 107.9

It is the same for all trims.

The longer your vehicle's wheelbase, the less likely the trailer you tow will push down on the rear axle and lift the front end.

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a front axle of your Subaru Outback.

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a rear axle of your Subaru Outback.

2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive Wagon

2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive Wagon

3.6R Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive Wagon

What is a 2014 Subaru Outback maximum towing capacity?

When preparing exhilarating excursions outside, you have to bear in mind the 2014 Subaru Outback towing capacity, which is the important quality for such endevour. The towing capacity is actually a the vehicle's greatest volume of weight that it may safely tow. These details can frequently be discovered on a sticker situated within the driver's door close to the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is the highest operating weight (that includes cargo and passengers) and should not be surpassed. Generally speaking, the mass of the trailer being towed is advised to be 10-15 percent of the GVWR.

Beneath, you may check out the information on the towing capacity of the 2014 Subaru Outback with all trims and generations. You should be aware the maximum towing weight may vary according to the braking system of what is being towed. If your trailer features its own brakes then it is "braked capacity". If not, it is unbraked capacity. When choosing your trailer, you must consider the weight and ranking is taken from the trailer's producer plus all the added payload you are likely to put in it must never go over the 2014 Subaru Outback towing capacity. Violating this significant principle will have an impact on your capability to control and stop just in time and can eventually cause permanent problems for your vehicle or even cause accidents on the streets.


Drivers must not exceed the Subaru Outback towing capacity as it can have serious consequences such as interfering with your car's braking ability

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has developed the J2807 set of recommended practices. The tow test procedures designed by the big brains at the SAE consist of a series of rigorous real-world challenges to determine the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of a vehicle and trailer combination.