Top 13 Best Cars for Towing for 2013


  • 2013 Porsche Panamera

    2013 Porsche Panamera

    2013 Porsche Panamera. | July 03, 2013

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SUVs and trucks might get all the attention when it comes to towing capability, but there are quite a few sedans, hatchbacks and wagons that also have the goods to haul some fairly heavy loads. While their tow ratings aren't as impressive as those of, say, a full-size SUV, these choices are certainly robust enough to haul a small boat for a weekend at the lake or a small camper for a few days of decadent glamping (as the British like to call luxurious camping).

The 13 models shown below are the sedans, wagons and hatchbacks with the highest tow ratings. Thanks to ties, our list is longer than usual. The choices listed are fairly diverse. For the well-heeled, there are luxurious and opulent models like the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and Porsche Panamera. There are also more affordable choices listed, such as the Toyota Matrix and Subaru Outback.

  1. Porsche Panamera

    1. Porsche Panamera

    Towing capacity: 4,850 pounds

  2. BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

    2. BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

    Towing capacity: 4,630 pounds

  3. Lincoln MKT

    3. Lincoln MKT

    Towing capacity: 4,500 pounds

  4. Toyota Venza

    4. Toyota Venza

    Towing capacity: 3,500 pounds

  5. Volvo S60

    5. Volvo S60 (tie)

    Towing capacity: 3,300 pounds

  6. Volvo S80

    Volvo S80 (tie)

    Towing capacity: 3,300 pounds

  7. Volvo XC70

    Volvo XC70 (tie)

    Towing capacity: 3,300 pounds

  8. Subaru Outback

    6. Subaru Outback

    Towing capacity: 3,000 pounds

  9. Volvo C30

    7. Volvo C30

    Towing capacity: 2,000 pounds

  10. Toyota Corolla

    8. Toyota Corolla (tie)

    Towing capacity: 1,500 pounds

  11. Honda Crosstour

    Honda Crosstour (tie)

    Towing capacity: 1,500 pounds

  12. Toyota Matrix

    Toyota Matrix (tie)

    Towing capacity: 1,500 pounds

  13. Acura ZDX

    Acura ZDX (tie)

    Towing capacity: 1,500 pounds

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