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Is anyone towing with a ascent. I will be buying a trailer next year. I need a car with at least 5000 lb capability. I am not sure how a 4 cylinder turbo charge could pull that kind of weight. would love your input, thanks
 

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@ctina8 Im sure there are plenty of Forester members who own an Ascent, but your question is better suited on the Ascent Forum.
 

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Is anyone towing with a ascent. I will be buying a trailer next year. I need a car with at least 5000 lb capability. I am not sure how a 4 cylinder turbo charge could pull that kind of weight. would love your input, thanks
I would not buy a trailer for the Ascent with a dry weight over 2500 pounds: add your gear, fluids and passengers and you will have load enough.
 

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People are towing 7000 pounds with 2019 Rangers that also have a turbo 4 cylinder. My only concern would be the CVT limiting itself and the electronic parking brake.
 

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People are towing 7000 pounds with 2019 Rangers that also have a turbo 4 cylinder. My only concern would be the CVT limiting itself and the electronic parking brake.
Don't see how an electronic parking brake has anything to do with towing? I can see the CVT limiting towing capacity....Towing is all about torque, the more the better. And CVT's are not known to handle high torque well. Why do you think none of the European cars have CVT? They are high torque motors vs Japanese cars which are high Horsepower motors.

My 2014 Mercedes ML 350 Bluetec has electronic parking brake and it's rated to 7000lbs....
 

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Is anyone towing with a ascent. I will be buying a trailer next year. I need a car with at least 5000 lb capability. I am not sure how a 4 cylinder turbo charge could pull that kind of weight. would love your input, thanks
Try the ascent forum...


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