Subaru Impreza Towbars

Subaru Impreza Towbars

Subaru Impreza Towing Specifics

The Subaru Impreza was first introduced in 1992 by the Japanese manufacturer as a compact car, offering decent towing capabilities. We will cover the towing specifics of this model below.

Subaru Impreza Towbar Electrics Kits

It is recommended that all tow bars fitted to a Subaru Impreza vehicle are done so with a dedicated electrics kit, rather than a universal electrics kit. A dedicated electrics kit not only ensures all modern features such as; trailer stability and parking sensors are functional, but also helps to keep your vehicle's warranty unaffected.

We offer both universal and dedicated electrics kits for the Subaru Impreza vehicle towbars, but be aware that universal electrics kits can invalidate any manufacturer warranty your vehicle has and may also require a bypass relay.

Check your Subaru warranty for more information.

Bypass Relays

All tow bars for the Subaru Impreza 1993-2000, 2001-2007 and 2007-2014 will not require a bypass relay, if universal electrics are fitted.

All tow bars for the Subaru Impreza 2014-2017 and 2018 onwards models will require a bypass relay, if universal electrics are fitted.

A bypass relay works by powering what it is you are towing through transferring power straight from the battery instead of taking too much current away from your vehicle.

Whereas a dedicated system works in harmony with your vehicle's ECU and all of its functions.

Coding

This is the coding of the ECU to accept the dedicated system, this updates your vehicles software to run smoothly with the new towbar.

All Subaru Impreza models will not require coding.

Coding is used to update your vehicles software in order for it to run coherently with the new towbar through the dedicated electrics.

Bumper Cuts

Depending on the towbar, Subaru Impreza models will require a bumper cut. A bumper cut is when a fraction of the vehicle's rear bumper is cut in order to fit the towbar.

All Subaru Impreza 1993-2000 models have towbars that require no bumper cuts.

All Subaru Impreza 2001-2007 and 2014-2017 models have towbars that require non visible and no bumper cuts.

All Subaru Impreza 2007-2014 models have towbars that require visible and non visible bumper cuts.

All Subaru Impreza 2018 onwards models have towbars that require non visible bumper cuts.

Nose Weight

Nose weight is the amount of weight pushing down on the tow ball, it is important not to exceed the nose weight set on the tow bar, failure to do so could damage the car chassis and/or tow bar mounting points. Nose weight varies depending on the towbar you choose and are displayed under each tow bar below.

All Subaru Impreza 1993-2000, 2007-2014 and 2014-2017 models have a nose weight of up to 75kg.

All Subaru Impreza 2001-2007 models have a nose weight of 75kg up to 80kg.

All Subaru Impreza 2018 onwards models have a nose weight of up to 90kg.

Towing Weight

Towing weight is the weight that a Subaru Impreza vehicle can tow safely, without any risk of damaging the vehicle. Towing weights are bar specific and displayed below each towbar.

For all Subaru Impreza 1993-2000, 2001-2007 and 2007-2014 vehicles, the towbars have a towing weight capacity of up to 1600kg.

For all Subaru Impreza 2014-2017 vehicles, the towbars have a towing weight capacity of 1500kg up to 1600kg.

For all Subaru Impreza 2018 onwards vehicles, the towbars have a towing weight capacity of up to 1400kg.

You will need to check the towing limit for your Subaru Impreza vehicle model as it may not be able to tow up to the weight limit that the tow bar can tow.