Subaru

Subaru

Tested Subarus

Subaru won the overall Towcar of the Year with their Forester 2.0XT in 2004. They have had a further five Towcar of the Year class awards under their belt, firstly with the ‘All Terrain’ category in 1998 with the Subaru Forester AWD SUV and the 2.5 XT version going on to win another award in 2006. In 2002, the Legacy Outback H6-3.0 triumph picked up a price class win and an ‘All-Wheel Drive’ category win. Then in 2007 Subaru won a further two class and category awards with the Impreza WRX 2.5.

Towcar of the Year 2018 entrants

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Performance

  • Petrol (43.5mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinder, 1995cc engine
  • 6 gear, automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm):  148@6200
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm):  145@4200
  • 30 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 14.3 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg):  1390
  • Gross vehicle (kg):  1940
  • Caravan (kg):  1182
  • Noseweight (kg):  75

Pricing

  • £24,513 (price as tested)
  • Insurance group:  21E
  • CO2 g /km:  151
  • Towable with B licence: Yes

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Performance

  • Diesel (49.6mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinder, 1998cc engine
  • 6 gear, manual
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm):  145@3600
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm):  258@1600-2800
  • 30 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 14.8 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg):  1577
  • Gross vehicle (kg):  2080
  • Caravan (kg):  1340
  • Noseweight (kg):  80

Pricing

  • £31,514 (price as tested)
  • Insurance group:  25E
  • CO2 g /km:  148
  • Towable with B licence: Yes but B+E licence required for any caravan/trailer over 1420kg MTPLM

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Performance

  • Diesel (46.3mpg solo)
  • 4 cylinder, 1998cc engine
  • 6 gear, automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm):  145@3600
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm):  258@1600-2800
  • 30 - 60mph acceleration (towing):  14.7 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg):  1691
  • Gross vehicle (kg):  2180
  • Caravan (kg):  1437
  • Noseweight (kg):  90

Pricing

  • £35,564 (price as tested)
  • Insurance group:  19E
  • CO2 g /km:  159
  • Towable with B licence: Yes but B+E licence required for any caravan/trailer over 1320kg MTPLM