The Subaru Forester is a versatile SUV that's great for your daily commute, driving through tough weather, and going off-roading. So, how much extra cargo can it help carry?

Maguire Subaru looks at the Subaru Forester towing capacity to show drivers and families around Ithaca how it can help you bring some extra gear or recreational vehicles on your next trip.

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Subaru Forester Towing Capacity

The 2019 Subaru Forester can tow up to 1,500 pounds. The available trailer hitch is designed to be durable with a tongue weight of 176 pounds.

Whether you're towing a utility trailer or some dirt bikes, you can be confident that your cargo is under control. Standard features like Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) and Trailer Sway Control monitor your drive and use corrective braking to keep your trailer stable and in line with your SUV.

You can also feel safe when you have to maneuver and change lanes. The available Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert feature watches out for you and lets you know when the coast is clear.

There are even features that help line up and connect with your trailer. Just shift into reverse and your dashboard monitor will use the Rear-Vision Camera to show you what's directly behind your SUV.

Subaru Forester Performance Specs

To carry that extra cargo, the 2019 Subaru Forester uses a 2.5L 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® Engine. This powertrain gets up to 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque.

Working alongside this engine, you'll have a Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). It delivers a fun and efficient drive with 7-speed manual mode and paddles shifters. Plus, it makes your SUV more versatile with Adaptive Control and Incline Start Assist.

For a dependable drive on all surfaces, the Forester has Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. This dynamic system has lots of great features that'll keep you and your cargo safe.

The Traction Control System allows you to grip the road no matter what conditions you're hauling cargo through. Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) prevents you and your trailer from skidding on slick terrain, while Hill Descent Control helps you get down steep terrain at a safe low speed.

Subaru Forester Towing Accessories

Once you add the available trailer hitch and harness, your 2019 Subaru Forester will be able to haul all sorts of gear. With an available ball mount, you can connect with a utility trailer. If you're taking a drive to your favorite bike trail, you can use a hitch-mounted Thule® Bike Carrier.

Installing is user-friendly and it's built with anti-sway cages. This keeps your bikes secure and prevents them from making contact with each other and your SUV, even on bumpy roads.

When you're not using it, you can remove the Bike Carrier or the ball mount and cover your hitch with subtle hitch cap. It's stylish and blends right into your bumper with the Subaru logo against a black background.

Test Drive the Subaru Forester

Contact Maguire Subaru to learn more about the Subaru Forester towing capacity and take a test drive. It can help drivers in Ithaca haul extra cargo over all kinds of terrain.

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