From light-duty to heavy-duty pickup trucks, towing capacity ranks highly for many buyers in this segment. In recent years, we’ve seen the towing capacities of the country’s most popular trucks soar as manufacturers fit even more powerful engines and try to out-muscle each other. While the latest turbodiesel engines are often the first choice for hauling heavy loads thanks to their prodigious torque figures, there are also many excellent gasoline options.
Engines aside, our reviews of the best trucks for towing also cover your drivetrain options, be it 4x2, 4x4, or dually configurations. Under the features section, we’ll also tell you what’s standard and what isn’t, with some modern trucks offering trailering technologies like extended blind-spot monitoring and advanced camera systems to make towing easier and safer. It can all be a bit of a maze to figure out which truck will best cater to your towing needs but with our intensive ranking system based on hours behind the wheel of each competitor, you can make a smarter choice when the time comes to make your purchase.