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Top SUVs for Towing in the World

Last Updated: 2022

This is list of best SUVs by towing capacity rated at minimum of 7,000 pounds or 3,175 kg.

The list below is continuously updated as newer production SUVs are released by their towing capability.

Below are the top SUVs with 4wd ranked by their towing.

1. Jeep Wagoneer 10,000 lbs / 4,536 kg

Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer name plate has been in production from 1963 thought 1991 and 30 years so later Jeep resume name again as 2022 model. It is large full-size SUV with 3 rows of luxury seats up to 8 passengers. Being Jeep, Wagoneer will have all off-road capabilities as other Jeeps products. With all seats up trunk cargo space is 27.4 cu. ft. while last two rows folded down cargo increased to 116.7 cu. ft. of space. It is rated to tow more than any other SUV with 4wd and 5.7-liter mild hybrid maximum tow is 10,000 pounds or 4,536 kg.

2. Jeep Grand Wagoneer 9850 lbs / 4,468 kg

Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer name plate has been in production from 1963 thought 1991 and 30 years so later Jeep resume name again as 2022 model. It is large full-size SUV with 3 rows of luxury seats up to 7 passengers. Being Jeep, Grand Wagoneer will have all off-road capabilities as other Jeeps products. With all seats up trunk cargo space is 27.4 cu. ft. while last two rows folded down cargo increased to 94.2 cu. ft. of space. It is rated to tow more than any other SUV with 4wd and 6.4-liter maximum tow is 9,850 pounds or 4,468 kg.

3. Ford Expedition 9,200 lbs / 4,173 kg

Expedition was introduced in 1996 as large (full-size) SUV with 3 row of seating. It comes in standard length and longer version called MAX. It is direct competition for Tahoe and Suburban. It offers plenty of leg room not only in front row but 2nd and 3rd with option for seating up to 8 passengers with total 171.9 cu. ft. volume. Cargo volume is between 19.3 thru 104.6 cu. ft. with two rows folded down. It offers towing more than many truck are able to tow with maximum towing in 4wd is 9,200 pounds or 4,173 kg.

4. Ford Expedition MAX 9,000 lbs / 4,082 kg

Expedition MAX used to be known as EL is large (full-size) SUV with 3 row of seating. It is longer version of Expedition. It is direct competition for Suburban. It offers plenty of leg room not only in front row but 2nd and 3rd with option for seating up to 8 passengers with total 172 cu. ft. volume. Cargo volume is between 34.3 thru 121.5 cu. ft. with two rows folded down. It offers towing more than many truck are able to tow with maximum towing in 4wd is 9,000 pounds or 4,082 kg.

5. Dodge Durango 8,700 lbs / 3,946 kg

Durango has been in production since 1997 and it is large / full-size SUV. It has 3 rows of seating with capacity up to 7 people. It has minimum cargo of 17.2 cu. ft. while maximum cargo with 2 row seats folded is 85.1 cu. ft. Maximum towing with 4wd and 6.4-liter is rated at 8,700 pounds or 3,946 kg while for 5.7-liter is rated at 7,200 pounds or 3,266 kg.

6. Infiniti QX80 (tie) 8,500 lbs / 3,856 kg

QX80 started productions in 2004 as QX56 before changing name to XQ80 in 2014 is a large / full-size luxury SUV that is based on less luxury Nissan Armada. It comes standard with 3 row seats 7 passengers. Minimum cargo is 16.6 cu. ft. but with 2 rows folded down increases to 95.1 cu. ft. of trunk space. Maximum towing is 8,500 pounds or 3,856 kg with 4×4.

6. Nissan Armada / Patrol (tie) 8,500 lbs / 3,856 kg

Armada was introduced in 2003 as 2004 model. It is large / full-size SUV that is based of Nissan Titan large pickup. As of 2016 it’s been built on same platform as Nissan Patrol. Armada comes standard with 3 row seats 8 passengers while some trim offers optional captain chairs 7 passengers. Trunk space is rated at 16.5 cu. ft. but with 2 rows folded down increases to 95.4 cu. ft. of cargo space. Maximum towing is 8,500 pounds or 3,856 kg with 4×4.

7. Lincoln Navigator 8,300 lbs / 3,765 kg

Lincoln started producing Navigator in 1997 as 1998 model. It is large / full-size luxury SUV that is based on less luxurious Ford Expedition sibling. It comes with 3 rows of seats enough for 7 people. Cargo capacity with all seats up is 19.3 cu. ft. while capacity with last 2 rows folded down is 103.3 cu. ft. of cargo space. Maximum towing in 4wd is rated at 8,300 pounds or 3,765 kg.

8. Chevrolet Tahoe (tie) 8,200 lbs / 3,720 kg

Tahoe started production in 1994 is full-size (large) SUV by Chevrolet. It is shorter version of Suburban and less luxury edition than Yukon cousin. It still has 3 row of seating for up to 8 passengers. Cargo volume is between 25.5 thru 122.9 cu. ft. with two rows folded down. Maximum towing in 4wd with 5.3L is 8,200 pounds or 3,720 kg.

8. GMC Yukon (tie) 8,200 lbs / 3,720 kg

Yukon started production in 1991 as 1992 model is large (full-size) SUV by GMC. It is shorter version of Yukon XL and more luxurious than Tahoe cousin. It still has 3 row of seating for up to 8 passengers. Cargo volume is minimum 25.5 and all the way thru maximum 122.9 cu. ft. with two rows folded down. Maximum towing in 4wd with 5.3L is 8,200 pounds or 3,720 kg.

8. Land Rover Defender 90 (tie) 8,200 lbs / 3,720 kg

Defender name has been produced since 1983 in different length and chassis and in 2019 Land Rover redesign Defender from ground up. Defender 90 is compact /small SUV with 2 doors and 5 seats 2 rows capacity. Defender has been always known as hardcore off-road and its ability to wade through water at maximum depth 35.4 inches (900mm). Minimum trunk space with 5 seats in position is 15.6 cu. ft. and with last row folded is 58.3 cu. ft. of space. Maximum towing with right package is still plenty 8,200 pounds or 3,720 kg.

8. Land Rover Defender 110 (tie) 8,200 lbs / 3,720 kg

Defender name has been produced since 1983 in different length and chassis and in 2019 Land Rover redesign Defender from ground up. Defender 110 is mid-size SUV with 5 seats standard and optional to add +2 jump seat. Defender has been always known as hardcore off-road and its ability to wade through water at maximum depth 35.4 inches (900mm). Minimum trunk space with 5 seats in position is 34 cu. ft. and with last row folded is 78.8 cu. ft. of space. Maximum towing is 8,200 pounds or 3,720 kg.

8. Land Rover Discovery (tie) 8,200 lbs / 3,720 kg

Discovery has been produced since 1989 is mid-size luxury SUV with capacity of 7 people fitted in 3 rows. Wading capability is also 35.4 inches (900mm) with right package. Cargo space behind 3rd row is 9.1 cu. ft. while with folded last 2 rows is 74.3 cu. ft. Maximum towing is heavy 8,200 pounds or 3,720 kg.

8. Land Rover Range Rover (tie) 8,200 lbs / 3,720 kg

Range Rover was originally developed in 1969 by British Leyland and has been in production ever since. Ever since development it has become famous for off-road ability with wading capability of 35.4 inches (900 mm). Land Rover is mid-size 2 rows with 5 seating capacity. It come in standard and long wheel base version and offer different powertrain from hybrids to non-hybrids. Trunk capacity is 40.7 cu. ft. and with folded seats space increases to 83.5 cu. ft. Maximum towing is 8,200 pounds or 3,720 kg.

8. Land Rover Range Rover LWB (tie) 8,200 lbs / 3,720 kg

Range Rover was originally developed in 1969 by British Leyland and has been in production ever since. Ever since development it has become famous for off-road ability with wading capability of 35.4 inches (900 mm). Range Rover LWB is full-size / large 2 rows and 3 rows with 5 and 7 seating capacity that is extended of standard version for 8.1 inches (20.6 cm) that majority went to extended rear leg room even more too whooping 48 inches (121.9 cm). Trunk capacity behind 3rd row seat is 8.7 cu. ft. while behind 2nd row seats is 40.9 cu. ft. and with all folded seats space increases to 92.8 cu. ft. Maximum towing is 8,200 pounds or 3,720 kg.

9. Chevrolet Suburban (tie) 8,100 lbs / 3,674 kg

Suburban is the longest name plate that has been in continues production in the world since 1934 is large SUV. It is longer version of Tahoe and less luxury sibling than Yukon XL. It has 3 row of seating for up to 8 passengers. Cargo volume is between 41.5 thru 144.7 cu. ft. with two rows folded down. Maximum towing in 4wd with 5.3L is 8,100 pounds or 3,674 kg.

9. Lincoln Navigator L (tie) 8,100 lbs / 3,674 kg

In 2006 Lincoln introduced stretched version of Navigator as Navigator L. It is still large / full-size luxury SUV that is based on less luxurious Ford Expedition sibling. It comes with 3 rows of seats enough for 7 people. Cargo capacity with all seats up is 34.3 cu. ft. while capacity with last 2 rows folded down is 120.2 cu. ft. of cargo space. Maximum towing in 4wd is 8,100 pounds or 3,674 kg.

9. Toyota Land Cruiser (tie) 8,100 lbs / 3,674 kg

Land Cruiser was born in 1951 and is the second oldest SUV nameplate used continuously after Suburban in the world. It is large luxury SUV with 3 row seats 8 passengers that is built alongside of even more luxury sibling Lexus LX. Land Cruiser is famous as off-roader with extreme reliability and low cost maintenance. Trunk space is rated at 16.1 cu. ft. but with 2 rows folded down increases to 82.8 cu. ft. of cargo space. Maximum towing is 8,100 pounds or 3,674 kg.

10. GMC Yukon XL (tie) 8,000 lbs / 3,629 kg

Yukon XL was born as 2000 model is full-size / large SUV with seating capacity up to 8 people in 3 row seats. It is stretched version of Yukon and more luxurious sibling than Chevrolet Suburban. Cargo volume minimum is 41.5 and maximum 144.7 cu. ft. with two last rows folded down. Maximum towing in 4wd with 5.3L is 8,000 pounds or 3,629 kg.

10. Lexus LX 600 (tie) 8,000 lbs / 3,629 kg

LX started productions in 1995 as a large / full-size luxury SUV that is based on Toyota Land Cruiser. LX 600 is 4rd Gen that started production in 2021 as 2022 models. They are offered from 7 seats to only 4 luxury seating. Power comes from new 3.4-liter twin-turbo V6 that pumps out 409 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. Maximum towing capacity increase to 8,000 pounds from 7,000 pounds that previous generation offered.

11. Cadillac Escalade 7,800 lbs / 3,538 kg

Escalade is full-size / large SUV that was introduced in 1998 as 1999 model as response to Lincoln Navigator. It is 3 rows SUV with 7 passenger capacity that is built on same platform as Tahoe/Yukon. Cargo volume is plentiful with minimum of 25.5 cu. ft. and maximum of 121 cu. ft. with folded last two row seats. Maximum towing in 4wd is 7,800 pounds or 3,538 kg.

12. Bentley Bentayga (tie) 7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg

Bentayga is the 1st SUV from Bentley that was introduced in late 2015. It is between mid-size and large SUV with two row of seating. Cargo capacity with all seats in up position is from 16.92 – 17.09 cu. ft. while maximum cargo with seats folded down is 62.6 cu. ft. Bentayga is luxury performance flavored SUV that top trim has top speed of 190.1 mph (306 km/h) yet it still rated for maximum towing of 7,716 pounds or 3,500 kg.

12. Land Rover Range Rover Sport (tie) 7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg

Range Rover Sport started production in 2005 is mid-size 2 rows 5 passenger luxury SUV. It has off-road capabilities of Range Rover with sportier felling. Have wading capability of 33.4 inches (850mm). Minimum cargo capacity is 27.5 cu. ft. while maximum is 59.5 cu. ft. with last row seats folded down. Maximum towing is rated at 7,716 pounds or 3,500 kg.

13. Audi Q7 (tie) 7,700 lbs / 3,493 kg

Q7 is mid-size 3 rows seating 7 people luxury SUV that started production in 2005 as 2006 model. Minimum trunk space is 14.2 cu. ft. but with last 2 rows folded down cargo area increased to 69.6 cu. ft. Maximum towing is rated at 7,700 pounds or 3,493 kg.

13. Audi Q8 (tie) 7,700 lbs / 3,493 kg

Q8 is mid-size 5 passengers, 2 rows luxury SUV that was introduced in 2018. Trunk space with seats in place is 30.5 cu. ft. while 60.7 cu. ft. with seatback folded. Manufacture claim top speed is 190 mph or 306 km/h for top trim RS while maximum towing is still rated at 7,700 pounds or 3,493 kg.

13. Cadillac Escalade ESV (tie) 7,700 lbs / 3,493 kg

Escalade ESV is extended version of Escalade that is full-size / large SUV that was introduced as 2002 model as response to Lincoln Navigator. It is 3 rows SUV with 7 passenger capacity that is built on same platform as Suburban/Yukon XL. Cargo volume is plentiful with minimum of 41.5 cu. ft. and maximum of 142.8 cu. ft. with folded last two row seats. Maximum towing rating with 4wd is 7,700 pounds or 3,493 kg.

13. Mercedes-Benz GLE (tie) 7,700 lbs / 3,493 kg

GLE-class earlier known as ML-class is mid-size luxury SUV. It comes in different form of mild hybrid powertrain. GLE has 2 rows, 5 passengers seating with minimum cargo of 33.3 cu. ft. while maximum cargo increased to 74.9 cu. ft. with last row seat folded down. With top AMG trim top speed is 174 mph or 280 km/h according to manufacture yet it is still rated to tow maximum 7,700 pounds or 3,492 kg.

13. Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe (tie) 7,700 lbs / 3,493 kg

GLE Coupe is developed from GLE-class that was known earlier as ML-class is mid-size luxury SUV. It comes in different form of mild hybrid powertrain. GLE Coupe has 2 rows, 5 passengers seating with less cargo than GLE sibling because of rear roof shape. With top AMG trim top speed is 174 mph or 280 km/h according to manufacture yet it is still rated to tow maximum 7,700 pounds or 3,492 kg.

13. Mercedes-Benz GLS (tie) 7,700 lbs / 3,493 kg

GLS-class was renamed from GL-class in 2015. GLS is large / full-size 3 rows, 7 people seating luxury performance SUV. Minimum cargo capacity is 17.4 cu. ft. while maximum increase to 84.7 cu. ft. with last two rows folded down. It comes in different form of mild hybrid powertrain. Manufacture claim top speed for AMG of incredible 174 mph or 280 km/h and towing is rated at 7,700 pounds or 3,492 kg.

13. Mercedes-Maybach GLS (tie) 7,700 lbs / 3,493 kg

Maybach GLS-class is developed from GLS-class. It is large 2 rows, 4 passenger seating luxury performance SUV. Cargo capacity with all seats in place is 18.4 cu. ft. It comes in mild hybrid 4.0-liter with maximum towing rating at 7,700 pounds or 3,492 kg.

13. Porsche Cayenne (tie) 7,700 lbs / 3,493 kg

3rd gen Cayenne is a mid-size luxury SUV with performance flavor. It is 5 passengers 2 row seating with minimum cargo trunk of 27.2 cu. ft. while maximum is increased to 60.3 cu. ft. with seats folded down. Top trim Turbo top speed is 177 mph or 285 km/h according to manufacture. Maximum towing capacity is rated at 7,700 pounds or 3,493 kg and maximum wading depth with air suspension is rated at 20.8” (52.8 cm).

13. Porsche Cayenne Coupe (tie) 7,700 lbs / 3,493 kg

Cayenne was originally introduced in 2002 as mid-size luxury SUV with performance flavor. It is also first SUV design and built by Porsche. 3rd gen Cayenne comes in SUV coupe form with less cargo capacity but more sporty style. Trunk space is 22 cu. ft. with seats in place while maximum cargo increases to 54.3 cu. ft. when seats are folded. Top trim Turbo top speed is 177 mph or 285 km/h according to manufacture. Maximum towing capacity is rated at 7,700 pounds or 3,493 kg.

13. Rivian R1S (tie) 7,700 lbs / 3,493 kg

R1S is a mid-size 3-row SUV that is available with different powertrains. R1S is rated to tow up to 7,700 pounds or 3,493 kg. Maximum cargo capacity is 108 cu. ft. R1S with quad-motors and a large battery pack has an EPA range of 316 miles (509 km). Rivian Automotive is the youngest car manufacturer that was born in 2009. Their 1st two vehicles that they released are mid-size pickup and SUV powered by batteries. They are the 1st battery electric vehicles that are rated for real off-road usage.

14. BMW X7 7,500 lbs / 3,402 kg

X7 is a full-size (large) 3 rows, 7 people seating luxury SUV that started production in2018. Maximum trunk space is 90.4 cu. ft. with last 2 rows of seats folded down. X7 comes with different powertrain Alpine being most powerful. In Alpine trim maximum top speed is 180 mph or 290 km/h while rating for towing capacity maxed out at 7,500 pounds or 3,402 kg.

15. Rolls-Royce Cullinan 7,275 lbs / 3,300 kg

Cullinan started production in 2018 and is the 1st SUV design and built under Rolls-Royce badge. It is full-size / large luxury SUV with only two rows seats with 4 or 5 people total depends on package. It is less than 2 inches shorter than Escalade. According to manufacture it has all off-road ability and maximum towing is still 7,275 pounds or 3,300 kg.

16. BMW X5 (tie) 7,200 lbs / 3,266 kg

X5 is mid-size luxury performance SUV that was introduced in 1999. It has 2 rows, 5 passengers seating with minimum cargo of 33.9 cu. ft. while maximum cargo increased to 72.3 cu. ft. with last row folded down. That is 12.7 cu. ft. of space more than its sibling X6. X5 comes with different powertrain and according to BMW, optional M Driver Package unlocks top speed to 173 mph or 278 km/h on top M model. Maximum towing for X5 has increased to 7,200 pounds or 3,266 kg.

16. BMW X6 (tie) 7,200 lbs / 3,266 kg

X6 is a mid-size luxury SUV Coupe that started productions in 2007 that was developed from X5. Because of its Coupe design it has less cargo space than X5. Cargo capacity with all seats in place is 27.4 cu. ft. while maximum cargo with 2nd row folded is 59.6 cu. ft. of space. It is offered with different powertrain and according to BMW, M Driver’s Package unlocks top speed to 177 mph or 285 km/h on top M model. Maximum towing is still 7,200 pounds or 3,266 kg.

16. Jeep Grand Cherokee (tie) 7,200 lbs / 3,266 kg

Grand Cherokee mid-size SUV was born in 1992 as 1993 model. It is one of most off-road SUV capable on market today. Trunk space with all seats up is 36.3 cu. ft. while with last row folded down is 68.3 cu. ft. of cargo. Maximum towing with either 6.2-liter or 6.4-liter is 7,200 pounds or 3,266 kg.

17. Toyota Sequoia 7,100 lbs / 3,221 kg

Sequoia was introduced in 2000 as 2001 model. It is large / full-size SUV that is based of Toyota Tundra large pickup. Sequoia comes standard with 3 row seats 7 passengers while some trim offers optional 8 passengers. Minimum cargo is 18.9 cu. ft. but with 2 rows folded down increases to whooping 120.1 cu. ft. of trunk space. Maximum towing is 7,100 pounds or 3,221 kg with 4×4 versions.

18. Lamborghini Urus (tie) 7,000 lbs / 3,175 kg

Lamborghini Urus is second production SUV designed and built by Lamborghini first being LM002. Production started in 2018 and became immediate success for Lamborghini. It is between mid-size large SUV that approach performance of supercar territory, yet it is still able to go off-road and tow a trailer up to 7,000 pounds or 3,175 kg like regular SUV. It is most spacious Lamborghini in lineup it has up to 5 seat capacity and trunk space with seats in place of 21.75 cu. ft. of cargo. According to manufacture top speed is drag limited to 189.5 mph or 305 km/h.

18. Lexus LX 570 (tie) 7,000 lbs / 3,175 kg

LX started productions in 1995 as a large / full-size luxury SUV that is based on Toyota Land Cruiser. LX 570 is 3rd Gen that comes standard 3 row seats 8 people or optional with only 2 row seats and 5 passengers. They are as good off-roader as less luxury sibling Land Cruiser and very reliable too. Trunk space is rated at 16.3 cu. ft. but with 2 rows folded down increases to 81.3 cu. ft. of cargo space. Maximum towing is 7,000 pounds or 3,175 kg.

18. Mercedes-Benz G-Class (tie) 7,000 lbs / 3,175 kg

2nd gen G-class (W463) is mid-size luxury SUV with 2 row of seating for 5 people that were developed from originally military design SUV from late seventies. G-class is famous as hardcore off roader around world in civilian and military society. Cargo with seats up is 38.1 cu. ft. while maximum cargo is 68.6 cu. ft. with 2nd row seat folded. Its boxy design produce coefficient drag of high 0.55 yet maximum towing is rated at 7,000 pounds or 3,175 kg.