Best SUV for towing, couple years old

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  1. Ronin

    Ronin Guest

    Friend is looking to get an SUV, usually gets Suburbans, was wondering if there is anything better in the large towing SUV category than a suburban? :dunno:

    would be buying about 1-3 years old.

    any help would be great
     
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    Excursion Power Stroke diesel.
    Hands down the best towing SUV out there.
     
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    Excursion with the 6.0L and the TorQshift is the best. If you are stuck with gas-based suv's, then the suburban is king.

    DO NOT GET THE 7.3L EXCURSION IF YOU TOW. The tranny will die.
     
  4. Ivy Mike

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    The Subhuman and Excuseion are the biggest towing SUV's out there.

    If you want the biggest, go with the Excursion.
    If you want the best, go with the 2500 Suburban with the Duramax and Allison tranny.

    thats is if GM will ever release it. Until then, you are stuck with the Vortec 8100 V8...which is a better motor than the Powerstroke anyway

    [flamesuit]
     
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    the 8100 is a GREAT motor.... but it's a gas guzzler... That's why a duramax is needed.

    Rumor is that it's on the way for 06/07... but it will not have the Alison 1000. :hs:
     
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    When you load down a Powerstroke, it doesn't pull mileage much better than the Vortec 8100.

    I agree though, the Duramax/Alison combo is a must for the next model year.
    GM will have the best towing package in the biz...again...and again.
    Ford hasn't had a good competitive torque motor since the FE series ceased production.
     

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