Industry Specifications for Towing
Depending on how they are equipped, compact trucks are generally capable of towing anywhere between 2,000 and 7,000 pounds of weight and cargo. Larger or standard size trucks are known to haul between 4 or five tons. Full-sized trucks that are equipped with upgraded engine and suspension configurations can haul much heavier loads, upwards of 6 tons or more. In order to accurately determine your vehicle’s towing capacity, simply calculate its GVW, or gross vehicle weight, and figuring the gross combination weight rating for your car or truck. This equation calculates your vehicle’s weight with the weight of your cargo, to determine which tow capacity range your tow falls in.
Many cities have public weight stations that allow you to pull your vehicle directly onto a scale, for a small fee. When determining the weight of your trailer, be sure to add the weight of the trailer tongue as well. Add both numbers together for your gross vehicle weight, then match this weight to the appropriate vehicle-type that can safely haul your cargo.
Here is a List of Popular Make and Model Vehicles that Work Great for Towing and their Weight Capacities:
• Dodge Durango = 8,950 Pounds
• Jeep Grand Cherokee = 5,000 Pounds
• Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon = 3,500 Pounds
• Buick Enclave = 4,500 Pounds
• Infiniti QX56 = 8,500 Pounds
• Chevrolet Suburban 1500 = 8,400 Pounds
• Nissan Armada SUV = 9,000 Pounds
• Land/Range Rover = 7,700 Pounds
• GMC Yukon XL 2500 = 12,000 Pounds or 6 Tons
• Ford Expedition = 8,950 Pounds
• Dodge Ram 3500 = 16,000 Pounds or 8 Tons
• GMC Sierra 1500 = 9,900 Pounds
• Suburban Outback = 3,000 Pounds
• Nissan Pathfinder = 5,000 Pounds
• Porsche Cayenne = 7,716 Pounds
• Suzuki Grand Vitara = 3,000 Pounds
• Toyota 4Runner = 5,000 Pounds
• Toyota Land Cruiser = 8,500 Pounds
For more information about towing limits and weight capacities, contact a local wrecker company for professional assistance and advice. When you think you might want help towing a large load, they can provide the assistance you need at a cost you can afford.