Can a Subaru Legacy Tow a Camper?

The Subaru Legacy can tow a 1000 lbs, and some older models can tow up to 2700 lbs, however it is not made to tow.

The legacy is designed with a spacious, comfortable, and well-built cabin; however, its trunk cannot hold an equal amount of cargo as that of the wagon. Subaru Legacy shares a similar marketplace like that of your favorite sedans in the market including Toyota Camry, Mazda 6, and Honda Accord.


Same as the Outback station wagon, this advanced model from Subaru will receive only three updates in the year 2021. Although adaptive headlamps are a standard feature these days, Subaru has also added a rear-seat alert and passenger seatbelt warning feature as well. However, if you are looking for a more powerful turbocharged engine, Legacy may disappoint you because is available with limited XT and Touring XT models only. But the mid-range sport creates a better balance between features and price.

Other than this, Legacy comes with the LED god lamps, 18-inch wheels, rear spoiler, auto-dimming rearview, keyless entry powered by push-button start and clap upholstery along with red contrast stitching.

Powerful transmission, engine, and enhanced performance

Subaru Legacy comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that is fixed in a horizontally opposed fashion; this standard design leads to the maximum 182 horsepower capacity. Furthermore, the Touring XT and Limited XT models are available with a 260-hp turbocharged 2.4-liter engine. Note that all Legacy models currently available in the market come with continuously variable automatic transmission and all-wheel drive feature.

Now, you might be interested to know the difference between both types of engines. During a recent comparison, we have observed that a non-turbo sport may require 8.0 seconds to hit the maximum speed of 60 mph, but Touring XT can achieve this range just within 6.1 seconds.

Fuel economy, speed, and comfort

As per the recent reports, it is observed that non-turbo cars are capable enough to achieve higher fuel economy estimates with 35 mpg on the highway, 27 mpg on city roads, and 30 mpg combined. But the turbocharged models are also performing well with a 32 mpg limit on highways, 24 mpg on city roads, and 27 mpg combined. We have recently conducted a 200-mile highway fuel-economy test to check the real-world performance of this vehicle and the results show that both powertrains achieved the level of 34 mpg.

Although the measurements do not reflect, the cabins of Legacy are far bigger than older models. People find its interior more functional and comfortable with a spacious finish. The specially designed safety and driver-assistance feature further make it a reliable choice for buyers.

This car is not made for towing.