The best towing vehicles that aren’t trucks do share something with today’s powerful pickups: robust body-on-frame construction. It’s the same hardware that lies beneath both trucks and “real” SUVs.
However, if you want the kind of towing capability that approaches what you get in a full-size pickup, you’ll need to get a full-size sport-utility vehicle. But keep in mind that many customers don’t need all that pulling power; for most trailering jobs, a unibody crossover has more than enough trailering capacity. There are even a few cars and minivans that are rated for towing, so we’ve got examples of each.
Regardless of your choice, you can also enjoy many other advantages with these vehicles, including the confidence that comes with top safety ratings.