Some of the best cars for towing are also the best kept secrets in the industry. While most automobiles out there restrict you to 1,000 lbs of maximum trailer weight (if they offer a tow rating at all), there are a few exceptions that rise above the pack and deliver a useful amount of towing capacity. We could only find a handful of these towing all-stars, but you will no doubt be surprised by which models managed to edge near their SUV and crossover cousins when it came to getting the U-Haul trailer home safe and sound.
You'll also note the number of European cars on the list, as it's not uncommon to see small cars on the Continent lugging generously-proportioned camping trailers. Why the difference between the United States and Europe? Some point to a less litigious environment that reduces the natural wariness of automakers to promote towing activity, while others blame the slower rate of SUV adoption. Either way, where once American roads were littered with station wagons hauling boats and pop-ups to the lake on the weekend, that role has been largely usurped by crossovers and sport-utility models.
Let's take a quick look at the 5 best cars for towing for 2015.