There’s two kinds of buyers who seek out vehicles with big-time towing capability: those who need to haul around forklifts and loads of concrete, and those who have big toys like boats and camping trailers that would slow today’s carlike “crossover” SUVs to a crawl. This article is for the latter type of buyer. When it’s time to see the open road while towing big things, these are your go-to choices.
The Durango is fast. It features a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with 360 horsepower and the ability to tow up to 7,400 pounds, and even the base Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine can tow 5,000 pounds and attains 25 highway mpg. The Dodge is also much less expensive than large traditional SUVs, and its ride quality feels sportier, more maneuverable and smoother over rough payment. Those who don't need that much power could consider the Chevrolet Traverse or Toyota Highlander, but those vehicles can't match the Durango's thrills.