We have a 2018 axis 24.1 model. We are towing a 2020 manual transmission AWD Subaru Crosstrek. It tows like a dream. We purchased the Blue Ox pkg for our model. With only 200 miles on it, my husband literally tore the car apart to install the other bumper ( then reinstalled the facia); cut into the grill to fit the metal rod connectors; took the seats out to wire the lights and brake assembly. It took him 1.5 weeks to complete. He did one heck of a job.
We've towed the car from where we live ( near Truckee, CA) to Glacier, Yellowstone, the Tetons; the circle route of Utah, Arizona, Colorado....we just returned from Death Valley (650 miles RT).
Good luck with your choice!