Best Used SUVs for Towing

If towing is an important part of your life, it's possible you may already own a heavy-duty truck in Ithaca, Trumansburg, and Watkins Glen which serves your needs. Or, you may be looking at the truck inventory closely. However, there are plenty of SUVs which are capable of towing a trailer or other toy you might be carrying along to a Syracuse or Baldwinsville adventure.

Chevy Equinox

The Equinox provides peppy performance, a driver-focused interior, and plenty of cargo space. The most powerful engine on the Equinox is the 2.0-liter turbocharged one, which makes 260 lb-ft of torque. It's also capable of towing up to 3,500 lbs. when it's properly equipped. That's enough for a small camper, motorboat, or even a couple of jet skis. The base edition can tow up to 1,500 lbs.

The available surround-view camera will give you a look around the entire vehicle, so you're able to make that next move with a trailer safely attached. Forward Collision Warning with Low-Speed Automatic Emergency Braking can deliver brake support in emergency situations, protecting the vehicle and the trailer, too.

Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango is a more-than-capable vehicle when it comes to towing. The standard V6 engine can tow up to 6,200 lbs., while the available HEMI® V8 is able to tow up to 7,400 lbs. Should you find a Durango SRT in our pre-owned inventory, you'll enjoy a maximum towing capacity of 8,700 lbs. With the top-end version of the Durango, you can tow medium-sized campers and longer boats.

The standard Trailer Sway Control technology is able to apply brake pressure on alternating wheels, and can adjust engine throttle to eliminate any swaying of the trailer. You'll maintain control of the Durango, and the trailer system will remain stable.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is equipped with over 70 standard and available safety and security technologies, and they come in handy when towing, whether on streets or highways. The base edition of the Grand Cherokee, with its V6 engine, offers a 6,200-lb. towing capacity. With the V8 engine, you'll be able to tow up to 7,200 lbs.

Enjoy technologies like Hill Descent Control. If a loaded trailer is attached, this can detect when you're going down a hill, and helps to apply the brakes so you're able to drive safely on a decline. Hill Start Assist, meanwhile, can provide a boost by holding the brakes for a moment before heading up a hill.

Toyota Highlander

When properly equipped, the Toyota Highlander can tow up to 5,000 lbs. It's plenty for smaller tow trailers, campers, and other outdoor equipment. Utilize the roof racks to your advantage, too, and bring even more gear along for a weekend adventure.

In terms of cargo space, the Highlander has plenty of it. With the second and third rows folded, you'll have up to 83.2 cu. ft. of space, so there's plenty of space for luggage, hiking gear, and your kids' bookbags.

Explore Our Used SUV Inventory

Check out the Maguire Dealerships used SUV inventory online or in-person, and you'll find a number of options for your travels in Ithaca, Trumansburg, and Watkins Glen. You may even desire an SUV that can tow your items throughout Syracuse and Baldwinsville. If that's the case, we invite you to schedule a test drive at our location today.

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