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Old 06-30-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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Question Toads & milage when towing

I am loking at replacing my 99 Saturn with a new/newer vehicle. Looking at the Arcadia, Terrain, Edge, Equanox and used Saturn Vue's. Saturn does not build milage when being towed, what about the others?? Are there others do not build up milage?? Thanks for any input..always good advice here!!

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Old 07-01-2011, 05:59 AM   #2
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We pull a 2010 GMC Acadia with no problem. I don't think any of the newer cars or suv's will add miles up when in tow. if your pulling with a gas engine the Acadia is around 4900 lb so you will know it's back there when pulling them hills and at the gas pump.

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Old 07-01-2011, 06:09 AM   #3
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We pull a newer Honda CRV - like most newer towable approved vehicles it does not accrue mileage as towed. It is reasonably light at just over 3000 pounds, has four doors and headroom for us larger people and adequate storage area. This one is a 4X4. It is an automatic and needs to be run in a pattern ending in neutral for three minutes. The book says to not tow above 65 mph which is above our normal highway speeds.
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I would suggest adding the Honda CR-V to your list of potentials---for all the reasons mentioned by 1ciderdog----we have one as well-----completely satisfied.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:23 AM   #5
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The CRV is the new Saturn for towing 4 down.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:36 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by tbfirm View Post
The CRV is the new Saturn for towing 4 down.
Looked long and hard at CRV, Escape , and Terrain and Equinox. Finally settled on Chevy Equinox . Among other reasons there seemed to be plenty of legroom in both front and back seats,especially for me ( 6 ft. 3), and the simplicity of problem free 4 down towing.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:55 AM   #7
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I don't think any of them build up mileage while towing. We have towed (4 down) a 2000 Jeep Wrangler, a 2010 Jeep Wrangler, a 2007 Honda CRV and now tow a 2010 Ford Edge (we got through cars not because they don't work out but, well, it's an addiction to cars!). We've been happy with them all but I love the Ford's driveability and comfort. Just be aware as you consider replacing tires on the toads that their mileage does not reflect how many miles the tires have rolled.
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The Acadia is a much larger vehicle than the others. We love ours and have towed it over 35k miles. The Enclave, Outlook and Traverse are the same vehicle with different badges, though the Enclave and Traverse have slightly different body lines.

Several Fords are towable without mods - the Edge is similar in size to Equinox and Traverse.

None of these accumulate mileage. Modern vehicles with electronic speedos generally do not unless the ignition is on (not accessory), and few cars tow that way anyway.
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:31 PM   #9
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I would suggest adding the Honda CR-V to your list of potentials---for all the reasons mentioned by 1ciderdog----we have one as well-----completely satisfied.
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We pull a 2004 Buick Rendezvous four down. It doesn't rack up any miles on the odometer while being towed.

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