Last Updated: 2021
This is list of best pickups by towing capacity rated at minimum of 7,000 pounds or 3,175 kg.
The list below is continuously updated as newer production trucks are released by their towing capability.
Below are the top crew cab only pickup trucks with 4wd ranked by their towing.
1. Ford F-150 13,900 lbs / 6,305 kg
Ford F-150 truck has been manufacture as F-Series large (full-size pickup) since 1948. It’s been number one selling model for long time. It comes in different cab variation such as regular, SuperCab (extended) and SuperCrew cab (crew cab) and different lengths of bed. It offers different V6 engines, one V8 and full battery electric. Maximum towing SuperCrew (crew) with 3.5L Twin-Turbo and 4×4 is 13,900 pound or 6,305 kg.
2. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 12,000 lbs / 5,443 kg
Silverado 1500 is large truck that has been produced since 1998 when it replaced C/K series pickup. Ever since introduction it’s been holding number 2 or 3 selling pickup position in USA. It offers different cab variation such as regular, double (extended) and crew cab and different lengths of bed. Maximum towing crew cab with 6.2L V8 and 4×4 is 12,000 pound or 5,443 kg.
3. GMC Sierra 1500 11,800 lbs / 5,352 kg
Sierra 1500 is large truck that has been produced since 1998 when it replaced C/K series pickup. Ever since introduction it’s been number 4 selling large truck in USA. It comes in different cab variation such as regular, double (extended) and crew cab and different lengths of bed. Maximum towing crew cab with 6.2L V8 and 4×4 is 11,800 pound or 5,352 kg.
4. RAM 1500 11,320 lbs / 5,135 kg
RAM 1500 full-size pickup has been in production since 1980 under Dodge Ram 1500 badge. In 2010 RAM dropped Dodge badge to become independent maker. Since separation from Dodge, RAM has been steady climbing up truck position sales. It comes in different cab variation such as quad (extended) and crew cab and different lengths of bed. Maximum towing crew cab with 5.7L HEMI V8 and 4×4 is 11,320 pound or 5,135 kg.
5. Toyota Tundra 11,175 lbs / 5,069 kg
Toyota Tundra has been produced since 1999 when it replaced T100 pickup. It is full-size truck that’s been offered in different cab configuration from double cab (extended) to CrewMax (crew) cab. In CrewMax cab form with 4×4 and 3.5L V6 hybrid maximum towing is 11,175 pounds or 5,069 kg.
6. Rivian R1T 11,000 lbs / 4,990 kg
R1T is a crew cab mid-size pickup truck that comes in different configurations. R1T with quad-motors and a large battery pack has an EPA range of 314 miles (505 km). All models are rated to tow up to 11,000 pounds or 4,990 kg. Because of its 135-kWh battery its curb weight is more than 7,100 pounds (3,220kg) which is heavier than heavy duty trucks such as F-250, Silverado 2500 or Ram 2500. Rivian Automotive is the youngest car manufacturer that was born in 2009. Their 1st two vehicles that they released are the mid-size pickup and SUV powered by batteries. They are the 1st battery electric vehicles that are rated for real off-road usage.
7. Nissan Titan XD 10,880 lbs / 4,935 kg
Titan is a large truck has been introduced since 2003 by Nissan. Titan XD is beef up version of Titan crew cab that is longer and more powerful. It is produced only in crew cab variation. It offers only one engine 5.6L V8. Titan XD crew cab with 5.6L V8 and 4×4 maximum towing is rated at 10,880 pounds or 4,935 kg.
8. Nissan Titan 9,210 lbs / 4,178 kg
Titan is a large truck has been introduced since 2003 by Nissan. It is produced in King (extended) and Crew cab variation. It offers only one engine 5.6L V8. Titan crew cab with 5.6L V8 and 4×4 maximum towing is rated at 9,210 pounds or 4,178 kg.
9. Ford Ranger (tie) 7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
Ranger nameplate has been introduced in 1983 and it’s been in production ever since around world. It is mid-size pickup that is available in chassis cab, single cab, super (extended) cab and double cab body form. With 2.0-liter EcoBlue Diesel and auto transmission in double cab 4×4 maximum towing rating is 7,716 pounds or 3,500 kg while North American version with petrol inline-4 double cab 4×4 maximum rating is 7,500 pounds or 3,402 kg.
9. Isuzu D-Max (tie) 7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
Isuzu started production of D-Max in 2002. It is mid-size pickup that is made in different body styles from extended cab to double cab. It comes with 1.9-liter turbo diesel inline-4 with auto or manual transmission. In double cab configuration with 4×4 maximum towing is 7,716 pounds or 3,500 kg while payload is 2,359 pounds (1,070 kg).
9. Mazda BT-50 (tie) 7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
Mazda BT-50 has been produced since 2006 when it replaced B-Series pickup. BT-50 is mid-size truck that is made in single (regular), freestyle (extended) and dual cab (crew) body style. In 4×4 dual cab variation with 3.0-liter turbo diesel inline-4 auto it is rated to two maximum of 7,716 pounds or 3,500 kg and has payload of 2,403 pounds (1,090 kg).
9. Nissan Navara (tie) 7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
Navara has been named for Spanish northern region Navarre and it’s been in production since 1985. It is mid-size pickup truck that is offered in king (extended), double cab (crew cab) and regular chassis cab variation. In 4×4 double cab form with auto 2.3-liter turbocharged diesel inline-4 has maximum towing rating of 7,716 pounds or 3,500 kg. Maximum payload in 4wd is impressive 2,502 pounds (1,135 kg).
9. Toyota Hilux (tie) 7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
Hilux has been produced since 1968. It comes in single cab, extra (extended) cab and double (crew) cab body style. It is consider being one of most reliable and toughest trucks in production. It is able to wade thru 27.6 inches (700 mm) of water. In double cab form and 4×4, Hilux is rated to tow maximum of 7,716 pounds or 3,500 kg.
10. Jeep Gladiator 7,650 lbs / 3,470 kg
Jeep Gladiator (SJ) was 1st introduced in 1962 and produced until 1988. Then in 2019 Gladiator (JT) was reborn. It is mid-size truck that comes in crew cab body style and 4×4 only. Other trucks do not have modular roof and door design that can be taken off if you wish. When properly equipped maximum towing is 7,650 pounds or 3,470 kg and maximum payload is 1,700 lbs (771 kg).
11. Chevrolet Colorado 7,600 lbs / 3,447 kg
Chevrolet Colorado began production in 2003. It is mid-size truck that is offered under GMC Canyon also. Colorado’s are made in extended cab and crew cab body style. Colorado crew cab with 3.6-liter V6 and 4x4x maximum towing is 7,000 or 3,175 kg while 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine in same body form maximum towing is 7,600 pounds or 3,447 kg. Max payload with 2.8L is 1,490 lbs (676 kg) but with 3.6L payload is 1,550 lbs (703 kg).
12. GMC Canyon 7,550 lbs / 3,425 kg
GMC Canyon began production in 2003. It is mid-size truck that is offered under Chevrolet Colorado also. Canyons are made in extended cab and crew cab body style. Canyon crew cab with 3.6-liter V6 and 4x4x maximum towing is 7,000 or 3,175 kg while 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine in same body form maximum towing is 7,550 pounds or 3,425 kg.
13. GMC Hummer EV 7,500 lbs / 3,402 kg
Hummer EV is resurrection of Hummer brand that is under GMC logo. It is about 5 inches longer than mid-size truck but it is about 10 inches wider than mid-size pickup. It offers half feet longer bed box than Rivian R1T even though it is slightly shorter. Its curb weight is enormous with almost 9,000 pounds (4,000kg) because of its 200-kWh battery. That is heavier than heavy duty trucks such as F-350, Silverado 3500 or RAM 3500. With triple motors producing 1000 horsepower and 1200 lb-ft of torque it sprint 0-60 in only 3 seconds flat tested by MT.
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