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Old 10-06-2020, 06:53 PM   #1
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2021 Subaru Crosstrek?

Anyone know if it can be flat towed?
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Best info would come from the owners manual , but if you don't already own the vehicle , see if you can find one online.
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Old 10-06-2020, 09:02 PM   #3
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For sure no if it is an automatic.
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As has been discussed previously, 2015 was the last model year that Subaru officially sanctioned their manual transmission cars to be flat towed or what they commonly refer to as "recreational towing" a car behind a motorhome. Therefore, you will not find Subaru mentioned in any of the dinghy towing guides from model year 2016 forward. As such, I don't believe you will find any mention of "recreational towing" in the owners' manual in any 2016 or newer Subaru. Before 2016, they had a comprehensive explanation in the manual about the procedure to flat tow their manual transmission cars behind a motorhome.

However, we do know that some are towing newer Crosstreks in particular even though they are not officially approved or authorized to do so from the factory. Similar to some VWs, Minis, etc., they evidently can be flat towed successfully even though not factory authorized for that purpose.

Obviously, a Crosstrek will have to have a manual transmission to be flat towed.

Hopefully, those who may be towing newer Crossteks will chime in with any special instructions, if any, to tow a manual transmission Crosstrek.

We do know that both Roadmaster and Blue Ox make baseplates for a 2020 or 2021 Subaru Crosstreks:

Roadmaster baseplate for 2020 Crosstrek

Blue Ox baseplate for 2018-2021 Crosstrek
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