If you own a truck or SUV, chances are, you either have towed or plan on towing something at some point. With large vehicles come more power, more ability to pull heavier things and more fun driving overall.
Year after year, manufacturers try to win the hearts of and eventually convince buyers to buy their trucks and SUVS based on how much they can tow. Towing capacity is always a hot topic to talk about when deciding whether or not a truck or SUV is right for you or your family. Here is a list of some of the best SUVs and Trucks based on their towing capacity.
2019 Kia Telluride
The newest addition to the Kia family, the 2019 Kia Telluride is also able to tow a lot of weight. Some of its other notable features include seating up to eight people, a large luxurious interior and cabin, and a high-reliability rating.
The 2019 Kia Telluride has a starting price of $32,785 and can tow up to 5,000 pounds with no added towing equipment or packages. Sounds like a pretty good deal to us!
2019 Tesla Model X
One of the few electric SUVs in the world that has any kind of towing ability, the 2019 Tesla Model X is proof that anything is possible.
Not only is the Model X one of the first electric model SUVs approved by governing bodies to tow but it can also tow a significant amount of weight. The 2019 Tesla Model X can tow up to 5,000 lbs and starts at just $81,000 before any additional add-ons.
2019 Land Rover Defender
Despite being a large family-friendly and off-roading vehicle, the 2019 Land Rover Defender is also an amazing SUV that can tow just as much weight as a larger truck.
The Land Rover Defender comes standard with a V6 engine that produces over 250 horsepower and can tow up to 8,200 pounds with the proper attached towing equipment. The 2019 Land Rover Defender starts at $53,000 but has 5 other trim levels available.
2019 Buick Enclave
With more and more people using their vehicles for work, play and recreation, manufacturers have found more ways to make one vehicle capable of doing a range of things.
Without the added available towing package, the 2019 Buick Enclave will tow only be able to tow up to 1,500 lbs. Once the towing package is added on, the Buick Enclave can tow over 5,000 lbs. The 2019 Buick Enclave starts at $40,000.
2019 Ford Explorer
A smaller SUV built for families and those on more of a budget, the 2019 Ford Explorer is an entry-level SUV that will suit almost any driver regardless of towing experience.
The 2019 Explorer can tow between 3,000 and 5,000 pounds depending on the trim level and engine that the buyer opts in for. Starting prices for the 2019 Ford Explorer start at a little over $32,000 but Ford has additional packages available for those interested in more power and speed.
2019 Porsche Cayenne
A luxury SUV with superior towing capability, the Porsche Cayenne offers drivers looking for a little more luxury an SUV that can not only tow but that can also provide only the kind of luxury status that Porsche can offer.
Starting at $66,800 for a base model, the Porsche Cayenne can tow over 7,700 pounds. Pair that with its sleek look and performance and you have a very impressive SUV on all fronts.
2019 Ford Expedition
One of the best in its class, the 2019 Ford Expedition sits on top of the list as one of the best SUVs you can buy with great towing capacity.
The SUV also comes at a great price and has all of the modern features that a driver would want like the Towing backup feature which assists drivers with hard to navigate situations. The 2019 Ford Expedition can tow a maximum of 9,300 lbs.
2019 Dodge Durango
Although not as popular or prominent as some of the other SUVs on this list, the 2019 Dodge Durango sits near the top of the list when it comes to towing capability.
Dodge offers the Durango in a variety of engines including its powerful SRT engine that is found in some of its more popular cars like the Challenger and Charger. The 2019 Durango models can tow 8,700 lbs and cost $63,245 with a towing package.
2019 Lincoln Navigator
Getting a massive makeover from Lincoln in 2018, the 2019 Lincoln Navigator models only saw minor changes and improvements from the year before. Some of its notable features include a relaxing ride because of its comfortable cabin and large interior.
The 2019 Lincoln Navigator comes standard with a V6 engine that gets 450 horsepower, can tow 8,700 lbs and has a starting price of $77,555. Drivers can also choose the Navigator’s select trim which has an adaptive suspension system, heated steering wheel, wireless phone charging, and a 360-degree camera to assist with towing.
2019 Chevrolet Tahoe
The large Chevrolet SUV, the 2019 Tahoe is an affordable option for buyers who want all of the space and fun of a big SUV but can’t afford some of the other luxury brands.
The 2019 Tahoe can seat up to eight people and has 94 cubic feet of space for loading up your cars or family. With a towing package, the Tahoe costs $48,800 and it maxes out at 8,600 lbs for its towing capacity.
2019 Nissan Armada
The Nissan branded version of the Infiniti QX80, the 2019 Armada is no pushover SUV. It’s one of the best available on the market!
Like its sister car, the Armada contains a lot of the same features as the QX80 including driver assist like forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking as well as a standard V8 engine that gets just under 400 horsepower. When it comes to towing, the Armada can tow 8,500 lbs and costs $47,100.
2019 GMC Yukon
A truck based SUV, the 2019 GMC Yukon is a rear wheel drive SUV that makes towing super easy for those who may tow all the time or those who have never done it before.
The 2019 GMC Yukon will come standard with a V8 engine that puts out 355 horsepower and can tow 8,500 lbs. It also comes in as a more affordable SUV with a starting price of $49,600.
2019 Infiniti QX80
The 2019 Infiniti QX80 has loads of cargo and interior space and has over 95 cubic feet of space. It comes standard with a V8 engine and gets 400 horsepower which makes towing anything a lot easier.
Buyers can get a fancier model of the QX80 which comes with remote keyless entry, remote start, tri-zone climate control, leather seating, and a power rear lift-gate. It can tow 8,500 lbs and cost $65,500.
2019 Chevrolet Suburban
One of the most affordable SUVs on this list, the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban may be cheaper but doesn’t lack or leave the buyer wanting for anything. The Suburban has the same towing capabilities of trucks and other SUVs that cost over $25,000 more.
Drivers looking to tow with the Suburban should look into getting the 1500 LS. The 2019 Chevrolet Suburban can tow up to 8,300 lbs and costs just $50,800 with an added towing package.
2019 Cadillac Escalade
One of the most popular and most recognizable SUVs in the US and possibly the rest of the world, the Cadillac Escalade is an icon of status and symbol but is also surprisingly good for towing as well.
Although tagged with a high price, the Escalade has an immaculate cabin and a standard V8 engine which has over 400 horsepower. The 2019 Cadillac Escalade starts at $75,195 and can tow a maximum weight of 8,300 lbs.
2019 Land Rover Discovery
For those looking for a new SUV that can tow as well as handle typical driving, then the 2019 Land Rover Discovery could be everything that you need.
Taller and longer than some of the other vehicles on this list, the Land Rover Discovery comes with features like Towing Assist that helps the driver back up when a trailer is attached. The 2019 Land Rover Discovery starts under $60,000 and can tow 8,201 lbs.
2019 Toyota Land Cruiser
Just like a relaxing boat trip, the Toyota Land Cruiser is everything we consider relaxing and more. Considered a luxury vehicle in some descriptions, the Land Cruiser doesn’t require any additional towing add-ons and can tow with the engine package that it is equipped with right off of the sales floor.
The Land Cruiser even comes with a four-pin and seven-pin trailer wiring connectors. A little pricier, the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser starts at $85,165 and can tow 8,100 lbs.
2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
A smaller car compared to the Land Rover Range Ranger, the Range Rover Sport is just as capable as its larger counterpart. Available in a variety of trims, the sport even uses the same engine as the Range Rover.
One of its coolest features is the Towing Assist which makes towing easier for those with a lot to pull. The 2019 Sport can tow a max of 7,716 lbs and costs $67,500.
2019 Land Rover Range Rover
A flagship SUV for the brand, the Range Rover has been a popular status car for over 2 decades and show no signs of slowing down soon.
Drivers have the option to add on the supercharged V6 engine which allows the driver to get the most out of the Range Rover’s towing power. The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover can tow up to 7,716 lbs and costs $89,500 with the towing package added on.
2019 Audi Q7
Slightly older than some of Audi’s newer models, the 2019 Audi Q7 is still an SUV that is fun to drive, spacious and luxurious. The Q7 can seat seven people and has over 70 cubic feet of space in the interior.
Speaking of the interior, under the hood, the Q7 is no slouch either and comes standard with a turbocharged engine, although Audi provides options for buyers to get an even faster engine. The 2019 Audi Q7 can go tow up to 7,700 lbs and starts at just under $60,000.
2019 Audi Q8
A performance inspired SUV, the 2019 Audi Q8 is a prominently styled SUV that was designed with flare so that it would stand out on the road. You drive one of these beauties because you want to be seen.
To add the towing package to the Audi Q8’s standard option, a buyer can expect to pay an extra $650 on top of the Q8’s base price of $67,400. The 2019 Audi Q8 SUV can tow up to 7,700 lbs.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS was designed to compete with BMW’s X7 SUV though they are both impressive models and each has its own features to offer. One of the better things about the GLS is its interior spacing which is over 93 cubic feet.
To get the most out of the GLS’s towing abilities, buyers will want to opt for the AMG engine option. But once that option is engaged, the GLS can tow up to 7,500 lbs.
2019 BMW X7
The 2019 BMW X7 is an all new three seat SUV from the luxury car brand that can also tow as well. It’s pretty much the entire package.
The X7 comes with BMW’s world-class interior and buyers wanting to get the most out of the X7’s towing capability can opt in to get the turbocharged V8 engine. Starting prices for the BMW X7 are set at $73,900 and it can tow up to 7,500 lbs.
2019 Toyota Sequoia
One of the larger SUVs on this list, the 2019 Toyota Sequoia is powerful and can tow a lot as well. The Sequoia can get over 400 horsepower and Toyota gives buyers the option to buy the V8 engine.
One of the best selling points about the Sequoia is its price, which comes in less expensive than the competition at just over $50,000. The 2019 Sequoia can also tow a maximum weight of 7,400 pounds.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE is a combination of class, power, speed, and luxury. Mercedes-Benz engineered the GLE to be able to tow over 7,000 pounds with its standard twin-turbocharged V6 engine.
The GLE also comes in an all-wheel-drive option for those wanting to tow things off of the paved road. For just over $55,000, you can experience all that the 2019 GLE has to offer. Like we said, just because it’s a Benz doesn’t mean it can’t carry a load.
2019 BMW X5
Who says that you can’t have a luxury SUV that also tows? The BMW X5 is that vehicle and the 2019 model is only further proof that SUVs can do almost anything.
BMW redesigned the 2019 models with a new exterior and grill and buyers even have the option to get a V8 engine. The BMW has a max towing power of 7,200 pounds and a starting price of $61,250.
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep makes powerful vehicles that are capable of going off-roading, taking the family on a road trip and surprisingly, towing. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is no different from some of the other vehicles on this list when it comes to towing.
It can tow just as much if not more weight than some of its pickup truck counterparts. Jeep also includes a towing package for the Cherokee which has starting prices of $68, 645.
2020 Jeep Gladiator
An oldie that came back with a modern touch, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is a pick up truck with a lot to prove. Jeep took one of its most popular models, the Jeep Wrangler and added a five-foot bed to the back of it to create this beast.
The pricing starts under $34,000 which puts it at the more expensive end of the pickup class. The Gladiator can also tow up to 7,560 pounds and comes with an optional towing package.
2020 Ford Ranger
This compact truck has years of impressive history and a global loyal buyer following. Its newest model, the 2020 Ford Ranger is coming onto the scene with new a new body style, better handling and more modern styling and features to keep it competitive.
Starting prices for the Ford Ranger start at $24,000 but with some modifications and upgrades, the price can quickly skyrocket to $38,565. The 2020 Ford Ranger can also tow up to 7,500 pounds while off-roading as well.
2019 Ford F-150
One of the most popular and best selling trucks in the US, the 2019 Ford F-150 comes from a long line of successful predecessors before it. For years, the F-150 has ranked at the top of its class for towing, affordability, and reliability.
The 2019 model starts just under $30,000 but has many options available for personalization and customization. The 2019 Ford F-150 can tow up to 13,200 pounds. When you buy this truck, you can’t go wrong.
2019 Ram 1500
Ram pickup trucks have been popular for decades and the 2019 Ram 1500 is just as impressive as the rest. Ram likes to add luxury and power into their trucks and their newest entry still hangs at the top of its class.
Buyers have the option to upgrade to the V8 engine if they are looking for more power but all Rams come standard with a V6 model. The Ram can tow up to 12,750 pounds.
2019 GMC Sierra 1500
The year 2019 has shaped up to be a great one for the GMC Sierra 1500. General Motors decided to revamp the popular pickup truck and changed its body around and added some new features to it as well.
The cabin on the Sierra 1500 increased in size for a more comfortable ride and the truck received high safety ratings to put drivers at ease. The GMC Sierra 1500 can tow up to 12,500 pounds.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 model is completely redesigned from previous years. Ranking close to the top of its class, the 2019 Silverado has a lot to offer followers of the brand and those new to truck driving and towing.
It comes standard with driver assistance features like back up cameras and is available in a V8 model as well. If you are looking to tow, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,500 pounds.
2019 Toyota Tundra
Even though the price of the Tundra comes in a little steep, the truck is worth the money and Toyota makes it worth while to buy.
The truck is very spacious on the inside for any passengers that you might be carrying, and the infotainment system helps to keep track of all of your truck’s music and mapping choices. When it comes to towing capability the Tundra is no slouch and maxes out at 10,200 pounds.
2019 Nissan Titan
One of the best things about the 2019 Nissan Titan are its options for the bed of the truck. Buyers interested in the Titan can choose from 3 different bed types and bed lengths depending on how much they plan on loading into their pickup.
Priced at just over $30,000, the Titan is a good entry-level truck as well and can tow up to 9,660 pounds. Some additional Titan features include; removable in-bed storage boxes, a fold-down bumper step, and cargo bed lights
2019 GMC Canyon
Classified as one of the best workhorse trucks in 2019, the GMC Canyon is a great truck not just for towing but for overall enjoyment as well.
The truck gets great gas mileage and is very fuel efficient. On the inside, you will find some of the nicest interiors of any pickup truck on the market and when it comes to towing, the 2019 Canyon can haul up to 7,700 pounds.
2019 Chevrolet Colorado
Available in 3 different engines, the Chevrolet Colorado has a model for all different types of drivers. Whether you want to go faster in the 200 horsepower V6 or go louder in the turbodiesel, the Colorado has models for almost anybody.
What makes the Colorado an even better truck is that is incredibly fuel efficient even when towing so you won’t be paying more at the pump. The Chevrolet Colorado can tow up to 7,700 pounds.
2019 Toyota Tacoma
Though the Toyota Tacoma comes in at a slightly higher price point than some of the other trucks on the list, it is worth the extra money.
If you are looking for a new truck and want something that can tow in almost any condition, you may want to consider the Tacoma. Best known for being able to go off the road with no problem, you can easily tow 6,800 pounds on almost road or path.
2019 Nissan Frontier
One of the most affordable brands and trucks on this list, the Nissan Frontier has everything a driver would ever need to tow.
The 2019 models come with touch screens that allow drivers to monitor what they are towing and comes with a V6 option for heavy towers. At max, a driver can expect to tow anything up to 6,720 pounds. And did we mention it’s a truck that costs under $19,000 brand new.
2019 Honda Ridgeline
Honda has a reputation for making great cars and the Ridgeline is one of those light duty pickup trucks that gets recognized year after year. One of the features that makes the Ridgeline unique is its unibody construction and layout.
Unlike some of the other trucks on this list, the Ridgeline is a front-wheel-drive truck, although it is available to buyers as an all-wheel-drive. The Honda Ridgeline can tow 5,000 pounds maximum.