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10 Best Used SUVs for Towing Under $20,000

Towing isn’t just for pickup trucks. There are many SUVs with serious towing muscle, and you can find them at pretty reasonable prices on the used market. If you need the versatility of an SUV with the towing capabilities of a truck, you’re in the right place.

Here are the 10 best used SUVs for towing you can find on Autotrader under $20,000.

1. 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe
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The Chevy Tahoe and the bigger Suburban are beloved by families who need one rig that can do it all. With family-friendly seating, plenty of cargo space, and a capable standard V8 engine, these SUVs can haul the whole family while towing a camper without breaking a sweat. The max towing capacity is 8,500 pounds for the Tahoe and 8,100 pounds for the Suburban. There’s a Suburban 2500 that can tow up to 9,600 pounds, but it’s pretty rare. See Chevrolet Tahoe models for sale or See Chevrolet Suburban models for sale

2. 2012 Dodge Durango

2012 Dodge Durango
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When equipped with the optional Hemi V8 engine, the Dodge Durango can tow up to 7,400 pounds, which is stellar for a midsize SUV. A few other virtues of the Durango include available 3-row seating, a well-crafted interior, and pretty agile handling for an SUV this size. See Dodge Durango models for sale

3. 2013 Ford Expedition

2013 Ford Expedition front left in black
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The Ford Expedition (and the long-wheelbase Expedition EL) has everything people love about Ford trucks in the form of a full-size SUV. This is a family-friendly choice because of its third row of seats which is super easy to fold. This big SUV can tow up to 9,200 pounds, which is more than its chief rivals from GM. See Ford Expedition models for sale or See Ford Expedition EL models for sale

4. 2012 GMC Yukon

2012 GMC Yukon
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The GMC Yukon is mechanically identical to the Chevrolet Tahoe but with its own personality. The Yukon and the long-wheelbase Yukon XL have an upscale look and feel inside and out, especially if you get the luxurious Denali model. Since it uses the same chassis and engines, the Yukon has the same tow rating as its Chevy counterpart. See GMC Yukon models for sale or See GMC Yukon XL models for sale

5. 2010 Hummer H3

2010 Hummer H3 front right
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The Hummer H3 is an SUV mechanically similar to the Chevrolet Colorado, which means it has truck-like ability. On top of having a unique, military-inspired aesthetic and rugged off-road capabilities, the H3 can tow up to 6,000 pounds which is pretty impressive for an SUV this size. See Hummer H3 models for sale

6. 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee front right in silver
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a midsize SUV that you can comfortably commute with every day, but it’s not afraid to get muddy on the trails when equipped with 4-wheel drive. The Grand Cherokee has an outstanding maximum towing capacity of 7,400 pounds when powered by the optional Hemi V8 engine. See Jeep Grand Cherokee models for sale

7. 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Front Left Side in Beige
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The Range Rover Sport can tow up to 7,716 pounds. It has the same tow rating as the regular Range Rover, but the Range Rover Sport is a more practical and road-friendly alternative. Beware of the potential maintenance costs and infamous Land Rover reliability, but if you have the guts, the Range Rover Sport is a rugged luxury SUV. See Land Rover Range Rover Sport models for sale

8. 2013 Nissan Armada

2013 Nissan Armada front left
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The Nissan Armada, which packs a powerful standard V8 engine under the hood, can tow up to 9,000 pounds. Its muscular aesthetic makes it stand out from its more mainstream rivals in the full-size SUV segment, but it’s a little tight on cargo space considering its substantial size. See Nissan Armada models for sale

9. 2012 Nissan Pathfinder

2012 Nissan Pathfinder front left in silver

The R51 generation of the Nissan Pathfinder was the last one that was a real off-roader with body-on-frame construction. It had an available V8 engine that gave it an excellent towing capacity of up to 7,000 pounds. This is a midsize SUV that’s both rugged and family-friendly. See Nissan Pathfinder models for sale

10. 2012 Toyota Sequoia

2012 Toyota Sequioa front left
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The Toyota Sequoia is a big SUV with two different V8 engines available, and it can tow up to 7,400 pounds. Its third row of seats is pretty spacious, making it a good SUV for families. Trailer sway control became an option on the Sequoia starting in 2012, making that a good model year to shop for. See Toyota Sequoia models for sale

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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