Top Used Trucks for Towing

Top Used Trucks for Towing

Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Need to haul? Here are the best trucks.

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A Note On Buying Used

Remember that towing capacity can shift, sometimes drastically, between vehicles. Always check the towing capacity of trucks before you buy. This article will discuss the most common towing capacity of the last couple of models for each truck, but for older trucks, check the manual.

Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra

It is worth remembering, when shopping used, that the Silverado and the Sierra are basically just different badges on the same truck, although the Sierra may have slightly more features in the cabin. What stays the same, though, is the pulling power. Able to get 11,000 pounds rolling behind it, both the Silverado and the Sierra have more than enough muscle for almost any need, from the workshop and stable to the RV and the boat.

Push or pull, here are the best trucks.

Dodge Ram 1500

The Ram’s 9,200-pound towing capacity is quite good for a light-duty pickup, but the real appeal is the redesigned cabin. The Ram has been rebuilt from the ground up to be one of the best rides you can have in a pickup, and the aesthetics make the car stand out from the crowd of F-150-alikes that too often flood the field of pickup trucks. If you are looking for a truck that can haul and that feels good to ride in equal measure, the Ram is your truck.

Ford F-150

The F-150 is well known for hauling, with 11,300 pounds rated for towing. Helping matters is the EcoBoost engine, which gets more power for less gas and also trims back the amount you will pay to keep your truck on the road. If you need even more power than that, you can go further up the F-series. The F-350, for example, pulls 22,800 pounds behind it with no problem.

Toyota Tacoma

With 6,800 pound of pulling power, the Tacoma is fairly strong, but it is most notable for its ability to go off-road. Campers, trailblazers, rangers, wildlife experts, and others who need to get out in nature for work or just want to enjoy the great outdoors will find the Tacoma is their pickup of choice.

Chevy Colorado

The Colorado may be the Silverado’s little brother, but it has plenty of power if you need a light pickup. Able to move 7,700 pounds, another helpful tool is a “tow mode” built into the truck that automatically shifts gears depending on momentum, speed, and other factors to ensure you smoothly pull whatever is coming with you.

Nissan Titan

With a possible 9,390 pounds of towing power, the Titan lives up to its name just on that basis. However, Nissan also carefully engineered the Titan to feel smooth even when you add tons of weight to its back end, with a quickly-moving shifter and some of the best brakes in the class. Even when tackling steep hills, the Titan feels more like a sedan than a truck.

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