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8 Great Used SUVs for Towing for Under $20,000 in 2019

When you think of a towing vehicle, your mind might go straight to pickup trucks, but there are plenty of SUVs that are suitable for all kinds of towing duty. If you want truck like towing capability mixed with SUV versatility, check out one of these eight great used SUVs for towing for under $20,000.

2007-2014 Chevrolet Suburban 2500

2007-2014 Chevrolet Suburban 2500: 9,600 pounds

The Chevrolet Suburban is an old favorite as a hard-working, truck-based SUV. Most Suburbans you find on the used market are the standard 1500 models which are good for towing, but there’s also a 2500 variant that has even more grunt under the hood with a 6.0-liter V8 shared with the HD variants of the Silverado. This extra muscle gave the Suburban 2500 a maximum towing capacity of 9,600 pounds. The huge interior with tons of space for passengers and cargo add versatility to this big hauler. Find a Chevrolet Suburban for sale

2007-2017 Ford Expedition

2007-2017 Ford Expedition: 9,200 pounds

Ford’s version of the full-size SUV is the Expedition, which began its third generation with a 5.4-liter V8 as its sole engine and switched over to a twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 for the 2014 model year. This generation of the Expedition has a maximum towing capacity of 9,200 pounds and if you want a more luxurious version of the same SUV, you can upgrade to the Lincoln Navigator, which has values only a little higher than the Ford on the used market. Find a Ford Expedition for sale

2008-2019 Toyota Sequoia

2008-2019 Toyota Sequoia: 10,000 pounds

The Toyota Sequoia is the SUV version of the Tundra full-size pickup. The 5.7-liter V8 makes it great for towing and its maximum towing capacity according to Toyota varies anywhere from 7,000-10,000 pounds depending on how its equipped. Naturally, adding a tow package makes it better for towing and it’s an interesting alternative to the more mainstream American full-size SUVs. Find a Toyota Sequoia for sale

2004-2016 Nissan Armada

2004-2016 Nissan Armada: 9,100 pounds

The previous generation of the Nissan Armada went more than a decade without any major updates, making the early models pretty good deals in used SUVs. Based on the Titan, the Armada had one engine option through its whole first generation: a 5.6-liter V8 capable of towing up to 9,100 pounds. From model years 2004-2010, you could get a fancier version of the Armada in the form of the Infiniti QX56, which is a used luxury SUV bargain today. Find a Nissan Armada for sale

2011-2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011-2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee: 7,400 pounds

If a big, hulking, full-size SUV isn’t your thing, then you might be interested in the midsize Jeep Grand Cherokee. Its current WK2 generation began back in 2011 and it’s been available with a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 and a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, both of which have an impressive maximum towing capacity of 7,400 pounds. The Grand Cherokee also has the off-road chops you’d expect from a Jeep when equipped with 4-wheel drive. If you’d like something with a third row of seats, you could get the mechanically similar Dodge Durango, which never had the diesel, but is fairly common with the same HEMI V8 as the one in the Jeep. Find a Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale

2007-2013 Chevrolet Avalanche

2007-2013 Chevrolet Avalanche: 8,500 pounds

Whether the Chevrolet Avalanche is truly an SUV is debatable, but Chevy marketed this oddity as part truck, part SUV. Mechanically similar to the Tahoe and the Suburban, the Avalanche has the roomy, comfortable cabin of other full-size General Motors SUVs plus the convenience of a pickup truck bed when you need it. Its ubiquitous 5.3-liter V8 can tow up to 8,500 pounds and although there was never a GMC version of the Avalanche, you could get this truck/SUV mash-up in the form of a Cadillac Escalade EXT. If you want the family-friendliness of an SUV, but could occasionally use the utility of a long-bed pickup, the Avalanche could be for you. Find a Chevrolet Avalanche for sale

2008-2019 Toyota Land Cruiser

2008-2019 Toyota Land Cruiser: 8,500 pounds

If you like the Toyota Sequioia, but you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, the current generation of the Toyota Land Cruiser that’s been around since 2008 could be your SUV. The 5.7-liter V8 in the Land Cruiser can tow up to 8,500 pounds. The difference between the Sequoia and the Land Cruiser is that the Land Cruiser is more off-road and luxury oriented, while the Sequoia is intended to be more of a family SUV. If you’re looking for a fancier off-roader, check out the Lexus LX 570. Find a Toyota Land Cruiser for sale

2006-2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2006-2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport: 7,716 lbs

When the Range Rover Sport was first introduced for the 2006 model year, it served as a smaller, sportier alternative to the huge, fancy, expensive Range Rover. The Sport model delivers well on the Land Rover ethos of combining off-road capability with interior luxury without compromise. With a towing capacity of up to 7,716 pounds, the first-gen Range Rover Sport is just as much of a workhorse as it is a luxurious family vehicle. However, there are a few things you should know when shopping for a used Range Rover. Find a Land Rover Range Rover Sport for sale

Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More about Eric Brandt

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