Best towing minivan

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Practical and affordable: Honda CR-V

Honda's best-selling compact CR-V crossover SUV is all-new for 2017 with two engine options and a solid drive character.

Practical and premium: Volvo XC90

Volvo takes aim at German luxury and hits its mark with well thought-out Sensus Connect tech, clever amenities and Swedish style.

Sport driving: Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar sport sedan-like handling in a more practical and still stylish crossover SUV package.

High capability: Chevrolet Tahoe

An old-school SUV fit to handling big hauling and towing jobs thanks to its rugged body-on-frame construction, yet also able to transport passengers in comfort.

SUVs, defined

Without a doubt, the fastest growing segment in the automotive industry is crossover SUVs. Their booming popularity stems from the versatility to carry people and cargo, with many offering third-row seating making them ideal for family errands and tackling road trips. The availability of all-wheel drive on many crossover SUVs also makes them enticing to people who live in areas that experience real winters. And there's also the anti-minivan crowd who see crossovers as the cooler people-mover alternative.

Sub-compact crossover SUVs like the Honda HR-V are becoming more common.

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For families of all sizes and needs, there's bound to be a fitting crossover SUV. The number of options available now rivals the ever-popular sedan, with entries that range from a recent onslaught of sub-compacts, to extended wheelbase models big enough to carry an army of children. And there are even some niche style-statement models if you want to stick out from the crowd.

Typically, crossover SUVs feature four doors and a rear liftgate to provide easy access to the cargo area. The engine sits in front to power the front, rear or all four wheels through an all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive system. SUVs traditionally sat on full-frame platforms from pickup trucks, but most of today's entries use more compliant unibody structures from cars that give up some towing and hauling capabilities in exchange for more comfortable ride quality.

Those shopping the segment have numerous points to consider including size, power, fuel economy, creature comforts, cabin technology, safety and overall capability. Here's a rundown on what you'll encounter in the market today.

Tough Auto Trailer Hitch Lock Adjustable & Universal Fits All - Heavy Duty Design with Steel and Aluminum Alloy Base - Easy to Install - Fits up to 2" Locks (Yellow)
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Tough Auto)
  • Easy to Install Durable and Heavy Duty Locks to Resist Theft and Drill Outs. Mounts and Locks onto Trailer Hitch Ball.
  • Contains Solid/Rigid A36 Steel with Chrome Finish and Steel Safety Locking Pins with Aluminum Alloy Base with powder coating.
  • High Quality Lock resists drill outs, see our Case Study picture. Our Towing Hitch Lock is Easily Adjustable to any type of hitch you may own. Fits a minimum of...
  • Contains Corrosion Resistant Material and Rust free, for all types of weather conditions. Rated Load of 1.0 T
  • Perfect Must Need Accessories for your trailer hitch. Risk Free Guarantee.
The LOCK-DOWN Hitch Tightener Heavy Duty No-Wobble Hitch Stabilizer for 1.25" and 2" Receivers- Made in USA, Rust Proof, Quick Install, Stops Trailer Hitch Rattling!
Automotive Parts and Accessories (FGT Motorsport)
  • The LOCK-DOWN Hitch Tightener was designed to completely eliminate hitch noise, wobble, clanking, rattle, and jerking for tow hitches, bike racks, hitch racks, trailers...
  • Works on both 2 and 1.25 tow hitch receivers class I, II, , or IV (1 2 3 or 4). Does not fit 2.5 receivers. Industrial grade zinc coated hardware and powder coated...
  • Works with almost all styles hitches, hitch platforms, motorcycle racks, hitch carriers, boxes, luggage racks or platforms. Perfect for many styles of tow vehicles...
  • Includes a powder coated stiffener plate and all yellow zinc-coated hardware necessary for installation (Industrial Grade U-bolt, two nuts, two split lock washers...
  • Made In USA and comes with LIFETIME warranty

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