Boats are getting bigger and heavier as boaters add new features to their pleasure craft. The good news is that SUVs are keeping up with the trend, offering better towing capabilities than ever before.
A key factor when choosing an SUV for towing is a calculation of the combined weight of the boat and trailer. As a quick rule of thumb, the average 21-foot boat trailer weighs between 500 and 1,000 lbs, while most boats of this length weigh about 5,000 lbs. This means you'll want SUV that is rated to tow no less than 6,000 lbs in total. Some mid-size SUVs can do that, but a full-size SUV is typically a better bet. Here’s a good look at the 10 best SUVs for towing a boat.