11 Best Trucks for Towing

Ford F-150
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We Rank Popular Light-Duty Pickups by Towing Capacity

The towing capacity wars are to American pickups what the horsepower wars are to muscle cars. Each year, manufacturers jockey for the right to say their truck is the best truck when it comes towing capacity and general ruggedness.

The top spot tends to change a lot because the numbers just keep soaring. For example, the 2019 Ford F-150 pickup truck can tow up to 13,200 pounds. That’s a half ton more than the 2017 model and nearly a ton more than what an F-150 could handle just five years ago. It’s a similar story with the Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500, both of which can pull at least 1,300 pounds more than they could in 2013. Even compact pickups of today can put in the work of full-size trucks from generations ago.

But how do they all stack up against each other? Click through this slideshow to find out.

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