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Old 04-18-2015, 01:33 PM   #29
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Honda CRV, 2014 or earlier. We are on #2...great vehicles.
If I was in need of a tow vehicle (which I am not - fortunately) I would head straight for a 2014 Honda CRV.
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It is sort of like asking what is the best car for everyday use. It depends on what you want. If you plan to do a lot of off-loading, then something like the Jeep Wrangler makes sense. I was tempted with fantasies of desert trails, but needed something comfortable for everyday street use and settled on the CRV, with which I have been very satisfied. Decide what your needs are and then look in the Motorhome Guides of TOADS to find the particular one you can tow with ease.
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I ordered a 2012 ford focus with manual trans just for towing. We knew we were going fulltime and wanted to get a comfortable easy to use car.
Ready Brute elite bar with built in surge brake. No steering wheel lock, no fuses to pull, no brake box to hookup.
32 mpg every week.
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The toad you need is the one that fits your needs. If you are planning to do some off road exploring at your destinations, then you must have 4X4s. AWDs are okay as long as you can to stay on paved or gravel roads. But get them in sand or muddy water? I've towed many vehicles out of places where they should not have been, with my Jeep. If off roading is not a desire then any four wheel down that you like will work nicely.

Best of luck with your choice.
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Best flat towable car?

That is kind of a loaded question as it all depends on what you are/want to do, and how big your family is.
We are 3 humans and 4 rather large dogs. The only answer for us is a 2013 Tahoe 4WD.
If I had a DP it would have been the Suburban.
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The toad you need is the one that fits your needs. If you are planning to do some off road exploring at your destinations, then you must have 4X4s. AWDs are okay as long as you can to stay on paved or gravel roads. But get them in sand or muddy water? I've towed many vehicles out of places where they should not have been, with my Jeep. If off roading is not a desire then any four wheel down that you like will work nicely.

Best of luck with your choice.

Tony, we just bought a 2013 CRV AWD. I wanted something that I could do light off-roading, but didn't want a Jeep. Mainly it would be to go out to some desert sites with unimproved roads. So you're saying the AWD may not be what I should have?
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I ordered a 2012 ford focus with manual trans just for towing. We knew we were going fulltime and wanted to get a comfortable easy to use car.
Ready Brute elite bar with built in surge brake. No steering wheel lock, no fuses to pull, no brake box to hookup.
32 mpg every week.
For comfort and a reasonably light towing weight (3K) I decided to go with the new 2015 Ford Focus hatchback automatic; but, then Motorhome came out with their 2015 Guide to Dinghy Towing which did not show any Focus listed in this year's Dinghy Roundup. What to do? Went back to my Ford dealer today to tell him our pending deal was off; but, he showed me that this year's regular Focus automatic tranny is still good for four-wheel-down towing. It is the Focus ST and Focus Electric that are not.

Check out Ford's 2015 RV & Trailer Towing Guide for confirmation. Go to page 11 to see this list at the link below.

http://www.fleet.ford.com/resources/...Tgde_Sep30.pdf

Motorhome missed this one...So, always good to double check...

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