Which SUVs have the best towing capacity?

By Product Expert | Posted in Used Models on Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 3:28 pm
2018 Toyota Sequoia towing a trailer with a Toyota Tundra on a trailer

SUVs with towing capacity over 7,000 pounds 

Drivers have different reasons for choosing to purchase a new SUV. For many, one of the biggest draws is the high-powered performance options that are available. A benefit of having a larger vehicle with a powerful engine is that you’ll likely be able to harness that energy into towing capability. If you’re looking for a model that will provide you with the towing abilities that you need, there are a variety of options for you to consider.  

There are plenty of reasons why drivers who are looking for powerful performance choose an SUV over a truck, like the increased interior capacity and exciting technology features. Those who are looking for a vehicle that can be all-purpose will find that an SUV can be used for day-to-day activities while still having the utility to handle a trailer. While drivers who are constantly using their vehicle to get things done will probably be better suited to a truck, one of these high-performance SUVs will likely fulfill the needs of most drivers.  

Ford Expedition 

Maximum towing capacity: 9,300 pounds 

3.5L V6

Chevrolet Tahoe 

Maximum towing capacity: 8,600 pounds 

5.3L V8  

GMC Yukon 

Maximum towing capacity: 8,500 pounds 

5.3L V8 

Toyota Land Cruiser 

Maximum towing capacity: 8,100 pounds 

5.7L V8 

Jeep Grand Cherokee 

Maximum towing capacity: 7,400 pounds 

3.0L turbodiesel V6 

Toyota Sequoia 

Maximum towing capacity: 7,400 pounds 

5.7L V6 

[Related: How much room is there in a full-sized SUV?]

2018 Ford Expedition towing a boat on an open road with trees on the sideWhy buy an SUV instead of a truck? 

With a towing capacity between 9,300 and 7,000 pounds, there are not many things that an SUV won’t be able to handle. While there are some who need a big pickup for work, in the day-to-day an SUV will likely be the better option. In a truck, there is the possibility that you won’t have the technology features that you want, while SUVs are almost all equipped with Bluetooth® or other infotainment systems. Even if you’re opting for a pre-owned model, there are still a wide array of technology options available. To find used SUV models like the ones above, visit OkCarz at one of the five convenient locations. 

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