How New 2020 Subaru Ascent Will Work Hard Towing Your Small Camper Or Boat

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How New 2020 Subaru Ascent Will Work Hard Towing Your Small Camper Or Boat

Active families are getting ready for summer outdoor activities and they need a vehicle equipped for sports fun. The Subaru Tribeca was too small and the Japanese automaker needed a larger 3-row vehicle for families to haul their gear. The outdated Tribeca could only tow 2000 lbs. and it wasn’t meeting the needs of growing families, so Subaru Corp developed the all-new 2019 Ascent family hauler that is the largest vehicle the brand has ever made. Do you need to tow or haul more?

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Subaru Ascent brings with it a new FA24 2.4-liter turbo Boxer engine developing 260-horsepower. It’s the broad peak torque band of 277 lb-ft between 2,000 and 4,800 rpm that will give the new 3-Row SUV it’s towing ability. This is what will get the new 2019 Ascent moving from a start, power it at altitude up steep mountain passes, and will allow the largest vehicle Subaru has ever built to tow up to 5,000 lb.

Do you have a boat?

According to information published by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), there are 17 million recreational boats in the U.S., and many customers will be looking for a capable vehicle. Every boater needs a vehicle equipped to tackle their towing needs. Whether you’re towing a boat or a small camper, the Ascent has the goods to handle the task.

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The Ascent family hauler will also pull a small camper or trailer. In the video below, Ryan Douthit from Driving Sports TV tows a 4,300-lb. Airstream caravan around a cone course to see just how capable the new 3-Row SUV is at hauling. He gives a thumbs up on the Ascent for its towing capabilities. Check out the towing video below.

The 2020 Subaru Ascent is a vehicle to check out for active families who require a vehicle with the power to haul fairly large loads.

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