2010 Subaru Outback Premium 2.5i w/AWP 6MT
Since towing keeps coming up everywhere, I did my duty in letting them know...
And the response...Hi, as a Subie Owner (looking for a bigger Subaru) and Subaru Ambassador, I am very very excited for the release of the Subaru Ascent.
I've been following many threads in forums and Facebook and on articles about it, and there's one major point that continuously comes up. Figured I'd point it out just in case...
Many people are looking for a vehicle that competes with the Explorer's high end towing capacity (5,000 pounds) - and I'm one of them.
You're otherwise building the perfect family hauler/adventure vehicle... it would be a shame if it was as severely limited in travel trailer hauling capabilities... even ultra-lights are too heavy for the Outback for any but the smallest sizes.
Hoping you take that into consideration and create a vehicle capable of pulling the 5,000-6,000 pound towing mark.
Perhaps like Ford and others, you could offer the higher tow rating in an optional package or higher trim? The Explorer starts at only 2,000 pound towing capacity. Other car manufacturers do the same with starting and high end towing limits.
Otherwise, besides everyone hoping the ground clearance is where a big Subie should be (higher or as high as the Forester), that seems to be the only thing I've heard that people are truly worried about.
Crossing fingers...Dear Robert,
Thank you for contacting Subaru of America, Inc. We appreciate you taking time out of your day to contact us.
I appreciate the time you’ve taken to write to me. I will document your feedback on the towing capacity potential for the new Ascent and pass it on to Product Development for consideration and review. Technical information about the Ascent hasn’t been released yet, but will become available closer to the launch of the new model. Your feedback is most appreciated, as they provide us with a clear picture of our products as seen by our owners, and what our customers are looking for in our future vehicles.
Thank you for the opportunity to be of assistance, Robert.