After consulting the motorhome.com Dinghy Towing Guide 2013, we headed out to find a 4wd Jeep Patriot to replace our current 1995 Geo Tracker toad. We looked at several dealerships and asked each salesman whether the vehicle could be towed 4 down... and got different responses from each. The owners manual does not say that it can be towed beyond short rescue situations. When we finally decided to lock into a purchase, the sales rep called the factory rep and reported that the 4wd Patriot definitely can NOT be towed four down
So... back to the drawing board.
We have also looked at the Subaru Crosstrek and the same concerns came up.
We want a comfortable, close to 30 mpg, 4wd or AWD with decent clearance that is flat towable. Any other suggestions??