towing

The best 2020 crossover SUVs for towing are true family haulers
The best 2020 crossover SUVs for towing are true family haulers

Towing is no longer a job only for pickup trucks. There are plenty of SUVs up for the task of towing the boat or any of the family toys in more comfort than a truck. Even though pickup trucks keep making inroads into family vehicle territory, the SUVs listed here can tow more than 5,000 pounds and...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD first drive
GM develops system to make towing behind pickup trucks safer

A deer leaps into the road. It freezes in your pickup truck's lights. The impulse is to slam on the brakes, but the heavy trailer you're towing could buckle and crash into the truck or flip them both. What do you do? GM is developing an advanced trailer braking system that will let pickup truck...Read More»

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD first drive
First drive: Heavy-duty diesel hauls 2020 Chevy Silverado HD to the front of the class

In the vast sweep of the country outside of cities, where the deer and the antelope play, Americans use heavy-duty trucks to tow their livelihoods and their toys. They are wealthy, they are working class; they tow fifth-wheel campers and gooseneck trailers; they tow race cars and watercraft, garage...Read More»

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali
Learn these 8 basics about towing before hitching up

Summer is here, and that means it’s time to break out boats, jet skis, and four wheelers. Those fun machines won’t get to the lake or the trail on their own. GM says that its research indicates about three-quarters of all light-duty pickup owners actually put their trucks to work towing...Read More»

2017 Cadillac Escalade towing
Towing a boat with the 2017 Cadillac Escalade: 6 things you need to know

A day in the life of most Cadillac Escalades starts with dropping the kids off at school followed by a visit to the local Starbucks watering hole, but these big brutes are well-suited to far more strenuous activities. While most of the Escalade's rivals feature car-like unibody construction for...Read More»

2017 Ram 2550 Power Wagon
Towing a boat with the 2017 Ram Power Wagon: 6 things you need to know

The 2017 Ram Power Wagon's main mission in life is to slowly pluck its way through treacherous situations, like rock crawling, the woods, and other various off-road situations. But at its core, the Power Wagon is a heavy-duty 2500 Ram pickup truck, which means it's also built to serve all your...Read More»

Pro Trailer Backup Assist  -  in 2016 Ford F-150
2016 Ford F-150 Adds Fuss-Free Auto-Steering For Trailer Backup

If you’ve ever had to back a vehicle and trailer up into a tight space like a driveway, loading dock, or boat launch, you know that it really isn’t as easy as it looks. The trouble, of course, is that you don’t always turn the steering wheel the same direction to get your intended...Read More»

2014 GMC Sierra
2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Adopt New SAE J2807 Towing Standards

When it comes to pickup trucks, towing capacity has the same importance that fuel economy has with hybrids or driving range has with electric vehicles. Unlike those examples, there has never been any standardization to determine how much weight a vehicle can actually tow. To rectify this, the...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD
2015 GMC Sierra HD, 2015 Chevy Silverado HD: First Details

While light-duty, full-size pickups like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 satisfy the needs of the vast majority of pickup shoppers, so-called heavy-duty models fit exceptional needs: for commercial truck users, or those who need just a little extra when daily use depends on serious...Read More»

2013 Toyota 4Runner towing
Do You Know How Much Your Pickup Truck & SUV Can Really Tow?

It's a tale of drama and intrigue, of international affairs and high-stakes backroom business plots. We're not talking about the latest Hollywood thriller. No, we're speaking about the curious story of the J2807 towing test standard. It may not sound exciting -- especially compared to this...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
Manufacturers Agree To Standardized Towing Tests For Trucks

Ask any truck fan who has the highest towing capacity, and you’re likely to get an answer that falls along brand affiliation lines. Ford guys will tell you that it’s the F-Series trucks you want, while Chevy guys will tell you that nothing out-performs their Duramax Diesel. Ram fans...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
U-Haul To Ford Explorer Owners: No Trailer For You!

The height of the Firestone-tire-failure-on-Ford-Explorers mess was 1998, when a class-action lawsuit was filed against Ford and Firestone. Since then, the Ford Explorer SUV has gone through three design revisions, including an all-new-from-the-ground-up redesign for the 2011 model year. Aside from...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 towing a trailer
Ford Truck App Offers Towing Tips For F-Series Owners

The first towing app for pickups is coming soon from Ford, but it's not the kind of app you're probably thinking of: it uses a built-in four-by-two inch screen to display information, checklists, and tips to help make towing easier. The app is exclusive to Ford F-Series trucks. Ford says more than...Read More»

Justin Kurtz, sued by T&J Towing for defamation on Facebook [via Mark Bugnaski, Kalamazoo Gazette]
Towing Company Learns About Barbra Streisand The Hard Way

Earlier this year, Justin Kurtz's car was towed. No big deal, right? Happens every day. Only problem is, T&J Towing of Kalamazoo, Michigan may have tampered with the car to justify its impounding. Kurtz claimed that T&J disconnected his Saturn's battery to prevent the car alarm from going...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD
Five Tips For Towing With Your New Truck

Towing is one of the best uses of a pickup truck, and one of the main things many buyers choose a truck over an alternative vehicle. But it's not as easy to tow safely and efficiently as just hooking up the rig and rolling down the road. These five quick tips will help you get the most out of your...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150
EcoBoost V-6 Will Have Higher Torque Rating in 2011 Ford F-150

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that’s due late this year in the 2011 Ford F-150 will have more torque than the new engine does in Ford cars. “In the transverse installation in the car, the torque is somewhat limited by transaxle, driveline,” explained Dan Kapp, Ford’s director of powertrain...Read More»

policeman reaching into car
SFPD To Go Lightly On Drivers Without Licenses, Ruckus Ensues

Many police departments around the U.S. impound the cars of drivers caught behind the wheel without a license. But starting Sunday, San Francisco plans to abolish that policy, calling it unfair to illegal immigrants. Mayor Gavin Newsom, police chief George Gascón, and supervisor David Campos...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
Driven: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

In TheCarConnection.com’s Bottom Line review of the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid, Rex Roy points out that the Hybrid is nearly as capable as its gasoline-only counterparts, able to tow a powerboat (up to 6,100 pounds). Though we didn’t have anything to tow, testing the Silverado Hybrid’s...Read More»

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