You might not tow a lot, but when you need to, you want to be certain that you have the capabilities to do so. Since front-drive vehicles typically aren’t very competent tow vehicles, the shift to front-drive has limited the number of options that can tow loads of at least 5,000 pounds.
Still, there are several excellent choices that will tow two-and-a-half tons or even more. We resisted the temptation to simply identify all the full-size body-on-frame SUVs, because you might not need the size nor want to pay the freight for the largest of the SUVs. So this list of 10 SUVs that can tow 5,000 pounds includes some mid-size vehicles as well.