wait until the Forester gets on the global platform later this year.The Outback 2.5i is 175 hp and is rated to tow 2700 lbs. The Forester 2.5i is 170 hp and is only rated to tow 1500 lbs. What allows the Outback to tow so much more?
This is fluids capacity and cooling related. X load on running gear and engine for X time heat saturation of the fluids oil and coolant, AT fluid and max cooling capacity at X outside temp.If you read the "fine print" the (2016) OB's towing capacity drops to 1350 lbs if towing in prolonged grades. I don't know if a similar restriction applies to the Forester or not.