Do you love spending time on a boat, or going for a holiday in a camper trailer? If you do, then you’ll need a towing vehicle. Sure, lots of cars have tow bars that look the part, but as soon as you hitch anything bigger than a small trailer to it, the engine starts to scream. When that happens, you know it’s time to get into a new car through a novated lease.
The four options below are perfect for towing large loads – be it a trailer of jet skis, a dinghy, a wakeboarding boat or a camper trailer.
1) Toyota LandCruiser 200
The Toyota LandCruiser 200 is king on and off the road. Big road presence combined with great styling, an engine that won’t die, and eight seats makes this the do-anything summer car.
Massive towing capacity is allowed by the V8 engine, which produces 439 Nm of torque in the VX model. You can tow up to 3,500 kilograms behind this beast, and you probably won’t even feel a difference in the performance. This car can go where your trailer won’t, with a four-wheel-drive system that’s been honed to perfection over the years. You’ll have a lot of fun behind the wheel.
2) Volkswagen Touareg
Three engine options in the Volkswagen Touareg mean you can select the model that works for your lifestyle. If you like going fast and hearing the roar of the big engine, choose the 250-kilowatt variant. If you’re more into city driving and off-roading, the 180-kilowatt turbocharged diesel engine is for you.
This car features a 3,500-kilogram towing capacity and more interior features than you’ll know what to do with. The Touareg has a racing pedigree in the Dakar Rally, and is the most luxury vehicle on this list. If you like a little something extra in your vehicle, this is the one for you.
3) Nissan Patrol Y61
The Nissan Patrol Y61 is a purpose-built machine that won’t disappoint. Since 1962, the Patrol has been breaking records and undertaking extreme off-road challenges, proving that it belongs on this list, and among the greatest ever off-road cars.
A 3.0-litre turbocharged common rail diesel engine produces 118 kilowatts of power and 380 Nm of torque, which allows it to tow up to 3,200 kilograms with ease. You can even switch from two-wheel-drive to four-wheel-drive on-the-go, so you won’t be wasting fuel around town, and you don’t have to pull over if you encounter some rugged tracks on your travels. If you choose the Patrol Y61 for your next towing vehicle, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to get behind the wheel of one.
4) Ford Everest
Ford is a name synonymous with reliability in Australia. It’s a marque that understands what Australian drivers need from their vehicles, and the Everest was built with adventuring in mind. It’s a big car, and you’ll feel as safe as possible inside it.
A 3.2-litre, five-cylinder block produces 143 kilowatts of power and 470 Nm of torque, all while using only 8.5 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres. For performance mixed with off-road capability and great towing capacity (2,700 kilograms), you can’t go wrong with a Ford Everest. It looks the part too – it’s tough and tall, like a rugby player. Your family will love seeing it putting the boat in the water for a day of fun!
When you’re looking for a summer car that can handle everything you want to do, look no further than these four options. Load them up to the brim, throw your family in and away you go. For help getting into one through a novated lease, talk to Alliance Leasing today.