What Are the Best SUVs for Towing?

2022 Nissan Armada


If you’re like a lot of Sandy drivers, you play as hard on the weekend as you work during the week. That often involves towing a boat or jet skis to the lake, which is something you have to take into account if you’re in the market for an used SUV. Which SUV has the best towing capacity? What mid-size SUV has the best towing capacity? We’re here to help, so we’ve put together a list of the best SUV’s for towing below. 

Best SUVs for Towing – Full-Size Models

Here’s a list of the best full-size SUVs for towing along our Salt Lake City roads. They are all capable of towing north of 8,000 pounds and they each have their own distinctive personalities.

Ford Expedition

Which SUV has the best towing capacity? The Ford Expedition has the highest towing capacity of any SUV on our list, with recent models capable of towing well over 9,000 pounds. It can also comfortably seat 8 passengers, meaning you can take your whole family and the boat to the lake this weekend.

Nissan Armada

The Nissan Armada is an SUV with the attitude of a rugged pickup truck, because it’s built on the same frame as the Nissan Titan. The recent models of this SUV can tow upwards of 8,500 pounds, easily placing it on our list of best SUVs for towing.

Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango usually comes packed with features that are sure to make any Draper road trip more fun, while providing plenty of room for your passengers. More than that, late models can tow in the ballpark of 8,700 pounds.

Lincoln Navigator

What about luxury SUVs? Among luxury vehicles, which SUV has the best towing capacity? That would be the Lincoln Navigator. This SUV is awash with premium upholstery, upscale seating materials, and advanced safety features, and it can tow over 8,000 pounds. 

What Mid-Size SUV Has the Best Towing Capacity?

Maybe you’re not in the market for a full-size SUV, but you still need a vehicle that is capable of serious towing. In that case, what mid-size SUV has the best towing capacity? For our money, we’d pick the Jeep Grand Cherokee, due to its 7,200-pound towing capacity. 

What Can You Tow with These SUVs?

As we said, all of the full-size SUVs we listed above can tow more than 8,000 pounds. Here’s a partial list of what you can tow with that kind of capacity:

  • Bass boat
  • Car trailer
  • Small horse trailer
  • Travel trailer
  • Pop up camper
  • A-Frame camper
  • Teardrop camper
  • Motorcycles
  • Jet skis
  • ATVs 

Check Out the Powerful SUVs at National Auto Plaza

We have several SUVs in stock that would be great for towing. Why not come down and take some for a test drive? You can even get the ball rolling right now by getting pre-approved for financing and finding out the value of your trade in before you even get here. Are dealerships are conveniently located in the South Salt Lake area. So, drop by or contact us today!

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