When it comes to choosing a truck, the towing capacity can play a big part in whether or not the truck you want will fit your towing needs. So which trucks are best for towing?
Mid-Size Trucks for Towing
The Chevy Colorado is a popular option with its low base price, fuel-efficient engine, smooth ride, and easy drivability. For a mid-size pickup truck, it has an excellent towing capacity of 7,700lbs max towing. It has an Active Tow system trailering technology that comes standard with both the gasoline V6 and the turbodiesel engine. It is a great assistant to help you line up correctly during the hitching process. The system uses active guidelines in the rearview camera display, so you never have to play the guessing game when hooking up to your trailer.
The GMC Canyon is an equal competitor to the Chevy Colorado with good gas mileage, an affordable price, and a quiet ride. This mid-size pickup is also a workhorse with 7,700lbs max towing capacity and up to 308 horsepower. The base model comes with a four-cylinder engine, so if you’re looking to step it up for towing capabilities, the V6 or the Duramax turbodiesel will do the trick. It boasts an upscale cabin interior and a user-friendly infotainment system making it enjoyable to drive.
Full-Size Trucks for Towing
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The redesigned 2019 Chevy Silverado is nearly top of its class with its large truck bed, powertrain options, and spacious, comfortable cabin. This full-size pickup has a max towing capacity of 12,500lbs. It’s V8 engines make this truck more than equipped to get the job done. On top of that, the interior is spacious and comfortable with plenty of updated technology, such as its Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. The 2019 model went through a redesign and now includes a heads-up display and safety features like blind-spot monitoring, a rearview camera mirror, a surround-view parking camera, front pedestrian braking, and lane departure warning.
GMC Sierra 1500
The GMC Sierra went through a redesign with the 2019 model, similar to its cousin, the Chevy Silverado. This full-size pickup truck also has a max towing capacity of 12,500lbs. It is an excellent value for its performance, price, and reliability. It offers a smooth ride and is actually quite spacious and upscale on the interior. It has very user-friendly technology such as USB ports, satellite radio, a Bose audio system, and a Wi-fi hotspot. And with driver assistance features, you can keep everyone safe during the drive.
Heavy Duty Truck for Towing
If you’re looking for some serious towing capabilities, the 2020 Ford F-450 can deliver. It has a max towing capacity of about 21,000lbs to 35,000lbs, so there are few things you won’t be able to haul with this beast of a truck. Towing capacity wasn’t the only thing Ford was concerned about when they designed the F-450. It also has some of the top technology features, such as the Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature. It lets you fine-tune your steering in reverse using a small knob instead of the steering wheel. You can easily guide yourself toward a smooth hookup with the video display on the infotainment screen.
Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
The 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500HD leads the pack as the strongest Silverado HD ever, with a max towing capacity of 35,500lbs. It comes with leading class towing technology. The most notable is the 15 different camera views available to make trailering easy and safe. There is also an additional camera that can be mounted on the rear of your trailer. With this, a digital processing system can stitch together a “transparent trailer view” that appears on your infotainment display, making it as though you can see through your trailer to the road and any traffic behind you.
Equipment for Safe Towing
Once you have the truck that fits your towing needs, don’t forget the additional equipment need to ensure a safe towing experience. With SwayPro from Blue Ox, you will no longer have to worry about trailer sway. SwayPro works in any weather, rain or shine, to stop trailer sway before it starts.