If you need big towing power and a pickup truck just isn’t practical for you, some excellent SUVs give you the grunt you need. Most of the SUVs on this list offer three-row configurations to allow more passenger space in the cabin for your large family.
Chevrolet makes it on the list with the Tahoe/Suburban SUVs
You might think the biggest SUVs in the market pull the most weight, but that’s not the case. The Chevrolet full-size SUV pair squeaked onto the list with tow ratings of 8,400 pounds for the Tahoe and 8,300 pounds for the Suburban. To achieve this tow rating, the SUV must have a 5.3-liter V8 engine, a 2WD configuration, and the Max Trailering Package.
The Infiniti QX80/Nissan Armada SUVs deliver strong towing power
These two large SUVs share a powertrain, which gives them identical towing capabilities. Both use a strong 5.6-liter V8 engine that pushes out 400 horsepower. This setup allows you to enjoy towing up to 8,500 pounds. Thankfully, this number is the same whether you have a 2WD or 4WD version of either SUV. The only question you’ll need to answer is whether to go with the luxurious Infiniti SUV or the mainstream Nissan version.
A fresh Lincoln Navigator pulls its weight, and then some
The 2022 version of the Lincoln Navigator is an upscale SUV with strong towing capabilities. You can pull a trailer weighing 8,700 pounds with a 2WD version of the Navigator. If you opt for the 4WD model, the tow rating drops to 8,300 pounds, which is still respectable. To tow this much weight, you need the Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package for the Navigator you’ll drive.
The Right Dodge Durango gives you an SUV with big towing power
It might be one of the smallest SUVs on the list, but the Dodge Durango SRT 392 boasts an impressive 8,700-pound towing capacity. This model needs the Tow N Go Package to give you this capability, but it’s certainly worth it. If you don’t want the SRT 392 model, the R/T is also capable of pulling the same weight.
Big power coming out of the Ford Expedition/Expedition Max pair
Add the Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package to the Ford Expedition, and you’ve got an SUV with a towing power of up to 9,300 pounds with the 2WD layout. The 4WD version only loses 100 pounds of capability, which is pretty good. The Expedition Max can tow up to 9,000 pounds with either configuration. All models of the Ford Expedition use a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine to produce 380 horsepower and give you the strength needed to pull a heavy load.
Jeep reaches the top of SUV towing power with the Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer
The biggest Jeep SUVs we’ve ever seen can pull the most weight. The Wagoneer reaches 10,000 pounds of towing using the standard 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and the Heavy-Duty Trailer-Tow Package. According to Cars.com, the Grand Wagoneer reaches 9,850 pounds of towing power using the larger 6.4-liter V8 engine. The upcoming 2023 models of this Jeep should tow as much and will have smaller engines, making them more efficient.
With so many powerful SUVs to choose from, which one will be the right vehicle to give you the towing power you need?