Whether it’s camping in the great outdoors, mounting a cargo tray or bicycle rack on your Subaru Forester, you want to make sure that your Subaru Forester trailer hitch is the strongest and best quality available. Instead of worrying about your car and cargo on the way there, you can just concern yourself with what to do when you arrive! In comes the EcoHitch, the answer to all your Subaru Forester towing questions.


Do you know why the EcoHitch is a step above the rest when it comes to towing with a Subaru Forester? Read the top five reasons below!


1.) Towing Capacity
How much weight can a Subaru Forester tow? That’s a great question to start with. You can find the exact amount of how much a Subaru Forester can tow in your owner’s manual. In the meantime, the EcoHitch is rated at 300 pounds tongue weight and 2,000 pounds towing and engineered to meet stringent national SAE J684 towing safety standards using state of the art testing methods. With a 2-inch receiver available, this Subaru Forester tow hitch is custom made to fit the Forester perfectly.

The Subaru Forester EcoHitch (x7316 and x7317) fits:

  • 2014 Subaru Forester EcoHitch trailer hitch
  • 2015 Subaru Forester EcoHitch trailer hitch
  • 2016 Subaru Forester EcoHitch trailer hitch
  • 2017 Subaru Forester EcoHitch trailer hitch
  • 2018 Subaru Forester EcoHitch trailer hitch


2.) 100% Bolt-On

This Subaru Forester hitch has a crosstube that is completely hidden

Now that you know your tow capacity, it’s time to get hitched! With a Subaru trailer hitch, it’s a 100 percent bolt-on hitch installation requiring absolutely no drilling into the car’s frame. It’s a non-obtrusive process that can be performed at home with some tools, at Torklift Central in Kent, Wash., or by a Certified EcoHitch Installer.


3.) Hidden Crosstube
There’s a whole lot to love when it comes to the Subaru Forester, including its sporty design. You need a hidden trailer hitch that will be able to keep up with your highly-engineered Subaru. All Subaru EcoHitches are precision manufactured to have hidden crosstubes when installed. The only part of the hitch that is ever visible is the receiver. It has a higher level of ground clearance than most hitches available.


4.) Lifetime Warranty
 Another unique attribute of this Subaru Forester tow hitch is the fact that along with the hidden crosstube, it’s covered by our lifetime warranty. What does this mean for you? Torklift Central has your back!


5.) Adds to the utility of your Forester
We hope we’ve helped you with the answer to the question of, “Can you tow with a Subaru Forester?” The answer is most certainly yes – and with the EcoHitch installed, your Forester has even more utility than before. You can now bring more items with you including a small trailer, bikes, a small boat or utility trailer to store your items. This makes it so that for your next adventure, you’ll have all you need to make a lifetime of memories.


Towing should be fun, not stressful. With this trailer hitch for Subaru Forester, you know that you are in safe hands. Contact us using the information below. We can help make you an expert at towing with your Subaru Forester hitch!


Torklift Central
315 Central Ave N Kent, WA 98032
[email protected]


Written by Kerstin Stokes:

As a graduate from the College of Idaho with a B.A. in both History and Art, Kerstin has found her passion for writing and marketing. She enjoys looking up tasty recipes for baking and daydreaming about future travels.