There are many reasons to choose to drive an SUV or truck, but many drivers make this decision because of the vehicle’s towing capacities. Trucks tend to have the highest towing capacities on the market, followed by larger SUVs, with some exceptions. If you want both the best towing capacity and space for plenty of passengers, consider the following top 2019 vehicles.
You can choose to configure the 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe to seat either seven or eight passengers. This vehicle consistently rates as the top-selling full-size SUV in the United States and has 94.7 cubic feet for cargo if the seats are not all in use. Thanks to the 5.3-liter V8 engine, the Tahoe gets 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, leading to a towing capacity of 8,600 pounds with the Max Trailering Package.
The 2019 Ford Expedition excels at fitting everyone you need and towing plenty of gear. You can configure the Expedition to seat up to eight passengers, and there are multiple trim levels to choose from. The Expedition has more torque than in previous years—480 pound-feet—resulting in the best-in-class towing capacity of 9,300 pounds. Or, if you do not use all of the seating capacity in the Expedition, it has 104.6 cubic feet for cargo with the rear seats folded down.
The 2019 GMC Yukon is available as a standard version, the Yukon XL, or the Denali version of either for extra luxury. Most versions of the 2019 Yukon can fit as many as 9 passengers while towing up to 8,500 pounds. While the Yukon has 15.3 cubic feet behind the third row, the Yukon XL has 39.3 cubes there and nearly 10 more inches of third-row legroom. Opting for the Yukon Denali drops both passenger and towing capacity slightly, although, with space for eight and the ability to tow 8,400 pounds, it is still impressive.
Yet another capable and spacious SUV, the 2019 Nissan Armada can tow up to 8,500 pounds thanks to its 390 horsepower. This crossover SUV can also fit as many as eight passengers and lets you choose from several different configurations. The interior is very flexible, with the ability to fit up to 171.1 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats folded down. When you plan on towing, the Armada includes a Tow/Haul mode to make life easier.
Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota’s top choice for a combination of passenger space and comfort with towing is the 2019 Land Cruiser. It comes in a single trim level that is very well-equipped and delivers excellent performance. You can fit as many as eight passengers inside this SUV, with comfort guaranteed thanks to four-zone automatic climate control. The Land Cruiser’s 5.7-liter V8 engine has 401 pound-feet of torque, a rigid frame, and skid plates to help with off-roading or towing. In terms of towing, the Land Cruiser comes standard with an integrated towing hitch receiver plus a wiring harness featuring 4-/7-pin connectors, letting it tow up to 8,100 pounds.