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Old 06-16-2014, 01:27 AM
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Ecoboost

Get any Ford with the ecoboost. Amazing tow motor. I use it to pull my X-45. Awesome
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:01 AM
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We just pulled the trigger on a 2015 Yukon XL next week will be the first week we tow with it - as a family vehicle it has surpassed expectations. Room room and more room all in the same space my Crew cab short bed silverado.

We are loving it!
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:43 AM
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Thanks for all the input. Lots to research!
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:25 AM
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Well, the Suburban and Yukon are a bit out of my price range!

The Toyota Highlander looks good -- but what about the Nissan Pathfinder? Anybody towing with one of these? Seems to compare well with the Honda Pilot as well...
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:00 AM
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I think the pathfinder up until 2012 was on full frame then changed to a 'unibody' in 2013.
One of the guys I boat with had a 2008 that I think had around a 5000lb tow capacity, he towed an older malibu with it that was 3500lbs or something and it seemed to handled it but that was probably as much weight as I would want to tow with it.
Was roomy but the 3rd row was not very useful as a people hauler, kids and peeople you dont like only back there!
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:46 AM
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I'm currently waiting to see the new 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. It appears to to have 7000lb tow rating.
http://www.autoweek.com/article/2014...NEWS/140619832
Next year they plan to add 2.8-liter diesel to this truck also.
This truck will be fine for the smaller Mastercraft's, 197's and 214's.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:46 PM
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Have you considered getting a Yakima or Thule (or your choice) storage box on top? That can give you a lot more "storage" and you can keep your Pilot. I think the Pilot's are great vehicles although I'm a bit biased since I have a Ridgeline! Good luck.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:02 PM
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I tow my x10 with a 2007 Pathfinder. No problem at all. It is rated for 6000lbs, so I'm near the top end, but it handles it fine.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:30 PM
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We picked up the most recent year of a previous model Yukon Denali that we could afford about 3 years ago. Picked up a 2004 Denali with 60,000 miles for under 18k and have a great. Vehicle for towing and room for all the stuff.
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by FoggyNogginz View Post
Suburban, Tahoe, Explorer, Sequoia, Durango, Jeep Cherokee...all good choices. Tahoe/Suburban is a very popular choice for power, cost, and room.
I can't believe no 2008 HUMMER in here ...

I just can't resist!
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