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Ultimate Towing Guide: Best Vehicles for Campers, Trailers, and Boats

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Below are tables of some of the best vehicles for towing in each vehicle class. In no way is it meant to be exhaustive but it should serve as a good start in your search!

Top Towing Truck Models

#TypeYear & Make & ModelMax Towing Capacity
1Truck2021 Ford Super Duty F-450 DRW21,200 lbs
2Truck2019 Ford Super Duty F-350 SRW18,000 lbs
3Truck2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD18,000 lbs
4Truck2005 Dodge Ram 350016,200 lbs
5Truck2019 Ram Truck 250015,080 lbs
6Truck2021 FordSuper Duty F-250 SRW15,000 lbs
7Truck2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD14,600 lbs
8Truck2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD14,500 lbs
9Truck2019 Nissan Titan XD12,640 lbs
#TypeYear & Make & ModelMax Towing Capacity
10Truck2006 Chevrolet Avalanche12,000 lbs
11Truck2021 Ford F-15011,200 lbs
12Truck2009 Toyota Tundra 2WD Truck10,600 lbs
13Truck2018 Ram Truck 150010,150 lbs
14Truck2002 GMC Sierra 150010,000 lbs
15Truck2020 Chevrolet Silverado 15009,800 lbs
16Truck2021 Chevrolet Colorado7,000 lbs
17Truck2021 GMC Canyon7,000 lbs
18Truck2004 Ford Ranger6,000 lbs
19Truck2020 Toyota Tacoma 2WD3,500 lbs

Top Towing SUV Models

#TypeYear & Make & ModelMax Towing Capacity
1SUV2005 Ford Excursion11,000 lbs
2SUV2013 Chevrolet Suburban9,600 lbs
3SUV2005 Ford Excursion9,600 lbs
4SUV2013 GMC Yukon XL9,600 lbs
5SUV2006 Hummer H19,303 lbs
6SUV2010 Nissan Armada9,100 lbs
7SUV2010 Toyota Sequoia9,100 lbs
8SUV2007 INFINITI QX569,000 lbs
9SUV2017 Lincoln Navigator9,000 lbs
#TypeYear & Make & ModelMax Towing Capacity
10SUV2009 Chrysler Aspen8,950 lbs
11SUV2019 INFINITI QX808,500 lbs
12SUV2010 Lexus LX 5708,500 lbs
13SUV2014 Toyota Land Cruiser8,500 lbs
14SUV2020 Cadillac Escalade8,300 lbs
15SUV2021 Land Rover Defender8,201 lbs
16SUV2020 Land Rover Discovery8,201 lbs
17SUV2008 Hummer H28,200 lbs
18SUV2018 Bentley Bentayga7,716 lbs
19SUV2019 Porsche Cayenne7,716 lbs

Top Towing Car Models

#TypeYear & Make & ModelMax Towing Capacity
1Car2016 Subaru Outback3,000 lbs
2Car2009 Subaru Legacy3,000 lbs
3Car2009 Dodge Avenger2,000 lbs
4Car2009 Dodge Avenger2,000 lbs
5Car2002 Dodge Intrepid2,000 lbs
6Car2020 Ford Fusion2,000 lbs
7Car2009 Ford Taurus X2,000 lbs
8Car2002 Saab 9-52,000 lbs
9Car2010 Subaru Impreza2,000 lbs
10Car2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen2,000 lbs
11Car2021 Volvo S602,000 lbs
#TypeYear & Make & ModelMax Towing Capacity
12Car2010 Honda Accord Crosstour1,500 lbs
13Car2010 Lincoln Town Car1,500 lbs
14Car2008 Mercury Grand Marquis1,500 lbs
15Car2004 Mercury Marauder1,500 lbs
16Car2009 Toyota Matrix1,500 lbs
17Car2014 Acura TSX1,000 lbs
18Car2020 Chevrolet Impala1,000 lbs

Top Towing Van Models

#TypeYear & Make & ModelMax Towing Capacity
1Van2021Nissan NV Cargo9,400 lbs
2Van2021 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cab Chassis7,500 lbs
3Van2021 Ford Transit Passenger Wagon7,100 lbs
4Van2021 Ram Truck ProMaster Cargo Van6,910 lbs
5Van2002 GMC Safari Passenger5,000 lbs
6Van2021 Chrysler Pacifica3,600 lbs
7Van2020 Dodge Grand Caravan3,600 lbs
8Van2020 Honda Odyssey3,500 lbs
9Van2002 Pontiac Montana3,500 lbs

Top Towing CUV Models

#TypeYear & Make & ModelMax Towing Capacity
1CUV2021 Ford Escape3,500 lbs
2CUV2021 Toyota RAV41,750 lbs
3CUV2012 Land Rover LR41,654 lbs
4CUV2021 Jaguar E-PACE1,653 lbs
5CUV2021 Kia Sportage1,653 lbs
6CUV2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport1,650 lbs
7CUV2013 Nissan Rogue1,500 lbs
8CUV2021 Honda CR-V1,500 lbs