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Do you have some serious towing needs? Whether you need to tow a boat, a camping trailer, or your outdoor adventure gear, it’s good to have an SUV that boasts high-level towing capabilities. There are some great towing SUVs, but only one can tow 10,000 pounds — and it’s American. The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer has a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds.

2022 Jeep Wagoneer is the only SUV that can tow 10,000 pounds

White 2022 Jeep Wagoneer, the only SUV that can tow 10,000 pounds, towing a boat
2022 Jeep Wagoneer | Jeep

If you need an SUV that delivers the pinnacle of towing prowess, then you can do no better than the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and its 10,000-pound towing capacity. The similar Jeep Grand Wagoneer, which is larger than the Wagoneer, is the only SUV that comes close to the towing capabilities of the Wagoneer. It has a maximum towing capacity of 9,850 pounds.

Powerful engine in the 2022 Wagoneer enables you to tow a heavy load

Maroon 2022 Jeep Wagoneer, the only SUV that can tow 10,000 pounds, towing a boat
2022 Jeep Wagoneer | Jeep

Along with the large and sturdy frame, the towing prowess of the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer can be credited to its powerful 5.7-liter V-8 engine. Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, it generates 392 horsepower and 404 lb-ft of torque. For the 2023 model year, the V-8 engine for this American SUV will be replaced with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine, which produces 420 horsepower and 468 lb-ft of torque. However, the 2023 Wagoneer will still have a 10,000-pound towing capacity.

Towing features in the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer

White 2022 Jeep Wagoneer, the only SUV that can tow 10,000 pounds, hitched to a trailer
2022 Jeep Wagoneer | Jeep

Towing your loads is more convenient and safe with the various towing features for the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer. The ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera with Trailer Hitch Zoom with Line-Up Assist makes it easy to back up the Wagoneer and connect with a trailer. 

Also, with the Integrated Trailer Brake Control feature, you can easily make the trailer come to a full stop by using the brakes of the SUV. Plus, the Quadra-Lift Air Suspension provides 10 inches of ground clearance and 3.6-inches of suspension travel for confident towing on varying terrain conditions

What SUVs have the highest towing capacities?

Following the Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer, the SUVs with the next highest towing capacities are the Ford Expedition (9,300 pounds), Dodge Durango (8,700 pounds), and Lincoln Navigator (8,700 pounds). As detailed by SUViews, here are the 10 SUVs with the highest towing capacities:

  1. Jeep Wagoneer: 10,000 pounds
  2. Jeep Grand Wagoneer: 9,850 pounds
  3. Ford Expedition: 9,300 pounds
  4. Dodge Durango: 8,700 pounds
  5. Lincoln Navigator: 8,700 pounds
  6. Chevrolet Tahoe: 8,600 pounds
  7. Infiniti QX80: 8,500 pounds
  8. Nissan Armada: 8,500 pounds
  9. GMC Yukon: 8,500 pounds
  10. Chevrolet Suburban: 8,300 pounds

All of these towing beasts are three-row full-size SUVs. While these SUVs are great options for drivers with towing needs, only the American 2022 Jeep Wagoneer has a 10,000-pound towing capacity. As the capabilities of SUVs improve in the coming years, we’ll have to see if future models go well beyond the 10,000-pound towing threshold.

This article was updated on 7/15/2022.


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