Sue M., Liverpool, N.Y.

A wide range of three-row SUVs can handle the task of towing 6,000 pounds. This is about the capacity where you can cross off car-based SUVs from your list and look at heavier-duty machines. One of the more recent introductions that fit your requirements is the all-new 2011 Dodge Durango, which can tow up to 6,200 pounds with a V-6, 7,400 pounds with the optional V-8, and it has three rows standard. 

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A third row is standard on most of the models listed at the bottom, but it’s optional on a few, including the BMW X5 and Land Rover LR4. 

To reach the maximum towing capacity, you’ll need to opt for upgraded engines in some models, like the V-8 in the Durango. The highest ratings may require optional trailering equipment with additional oil coolers, trailer bar, trailer hitch and wiring harness. To see the full breakdown of towing capacity for the models below, as well as pricing, check out the Standard Equip. & Specs section for each SUV here

Model – Maximum Towing Capacity (pounds)

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Answered by Joe Bruzek on March 29, 2011 | Permalink

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