Top-10 tow vehicles for 2018

A big job needs a big hauler, so here’s our nominations for the year’s 10 best towers

Headline towing numbers might look good in flash advertising, but they don’t always translate to real-world towing performance.

Unless there are some basic strengths to back it up, a big towing capacity could be a towing disaster rather than a towing delight.

A substantial kerb weight is promising for good towing stability (a heavy trailer is less likely to push a tow vehicle around when the tow vehicle itself is heavy), but it needs to be backed up by an engine with enough grunt to keep up with the traffic.

Big torque figures aren’t everything though – things like turbo lag, too-tall gearing or plain fudging of torque figures can come into play.

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