11 Best Trucks for Towing

2018 Ford F-150, 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2019 Ram 1500
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We Rank Popular 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 2018 Ford F-150 can tow up to 13,200 pounds. That’s a half ton more than the 2017 model and nearly a ton more than an F-150 could handle just five years ago. It’s a similar story with the Chevy Silverado and Ram 1500, both of which can pull at least 1,800 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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