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Trucks and SUVs are the preferred vehicles for hauling a boat. Fortunately, the powerful trucks and SUVs of today are so well-appointed that they often rival some luxury vehicles when it comes to leather interiors, smooth rides, navigation and infotainment systems. To haul a boat, you’ll need a vehicle capable of towing more than 5,000 pounds that comes equipped with a tow hitch. Here are the top vehicles that are comfortable and easy to handle when towing a boat.

Ford F-150 – The F-150 is rated to tow about 12,000 pounds. It has awesome towing features that stand out including a 360-degree camera with split-view display, an 8-inch LCD screen with navigation, a 110-volt/400-watt inverter and a Dynamic Hitch Assist feature that provides line-of-sight hookup guiding.

Ram Truck – The Ram is an attractive option for boaters with an 8,000-pound towing capacity and excellent fuel efficiency for a full size truck. It is competitively priced with available upgrades that measure up against the amenities of similar trucks. 

Toyota Tundra – The 5.7-liter V8 engine with the tow package can haul about 10,000 pounds. The body configurations are regular cab, double cab and crew max cab. Like its competitors, the Tundra can be upgraded to a luxury vehicle depending on how much you want to pay. 

Chevrolet Tahoe – The Tahoe can pull up to 8,600 pounds while carrying up to nine passengers comfortably. If you upgrade to the LT or LTZ, you also get a locking rear differential, which helps the truck find traction when pulling the boat up and out of the water.

Ford Expedition – Available in four-wheel drive, the eight-passenger Expedition can tow 9,200 pounds thanks to the 365 horses and 420 pound-feet of torque. Options include a load-leveling suspension system. 

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