Got something BIG to tow? You are going to want a truck that can handle the job. Whether you are towing a travel trailer, boat, or something larger, there is most likely a Ford or Toyota that can handle the job. Here is some an overview of some of the toughest heavy haulers on the truck market.
The Tacoma has earned an excellent reputation since it was first introduced to the market in 1995. It is known for its sturdy build and long lasting engine. The Tacoma is available in three cab styles: the regular cab, access cab, and double cab. It comes in both a four cylinder engine and a 4.0L V6. If you plan on towing, it is strongly recommended to go with the V6 since the four-cylinder has limited towing abilities. The V6 puts up some impressive towing numbers, and is a great choice if you don’t need a vehicle as big as the Tundra or F150. When equipped properly, the Tacoma is rated at 6,500 lbs towing capacity.
The F150 has been trusted year after year to handle the tough jobs that construction workers, farmers, and recreational users put it through. America’s best selling truck comes in many configurations to choose from including multiple cab sizes, models, and engines. Depending on the engine you choose, your towing capacities will vary, the F150 tops out at about 11,300 lbs when equipped properly. For 2014, Ford is offering an EcoBoost V6 engine that is capable of a great balance and fuel economy. It is definitely worth checking out if the F150 is on your list of truck options.
The Tundra has remained a popular option thanks to its impressive technology, features and reliability. The Tundra really is one awesome performing truck. The 2014 Tundra has three engine options, the biggest of them being the 5.7L V8. This engine offers awesome acceleration and towing ability, and is rated at towing up to 10,500 lbs when equipped properly. Similar to the F150, the Tundra is offered in three cab sizes and multiple models to choose from. If you are considering a full-size truck, make sure to test drive a Tundra.
Ford Super Duty
For the biggest of jobs, nothing compared to the Ford Super Duty. The Super Duty is available in an F250, F350, and F450 version. The Super Duty family, is a larger truck than the previous mentioned vehicles, and some of the larger models (F450) come with dually wheels. With the bigger size comes bigger engines. The Super Duty is available an engine as big as 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel. When equipped properly, it can tow up to 19,000 lbs! If you handle big jobs that the other trucks can’t manage, the Super Duty is the best way to go.