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Old 02-20-2016, 09:44 PM   #1
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What cars are flat towable?

We're getting a new Forester Class C and am completely confused about what cars are flat-towable. We have heard some Ford Escapes and Honda CRV models are flat-towable up to certain year models. Can't seem to find a consistent listing on-line. Looking for one with an automatic transmission. Also other small SUV models that would work. Can anyone help?

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Old 02-20-2016, 10:20 PM   #2
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2014 and OLDER Honda crv's. The 2016 HRV is towable but only in manual transmission

2014 Evo 2850 "Woodstock"
2011 Toyota Tundra "Clifford"

2014 Stealth Evo 2850- "Woodstock"
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Old 02-21-2016, 05:27 AM   #3
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Old 02-22-2016, 12:45 PM   #4
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I hate to say it, but the best bet is to decide which car you like best, then decide if it is towable... then choose again.

We have a 2015 Fusion Hybrid and it is one that can be towed four down with minimal fuss. Working on the other half of the equation right now, which motorhome.

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Old 02-23-2016, 11:58 AM   #5
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Jeep Cherokee's are flat towable with the press of 1 button.
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:02 PM   #6
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We're towing a Jeep Cherokee Lattitude with the Active II transmission. Easy. No fuse pulls,etc. Put the transfer case in neutral with a simple procedure, put it in park, pull the key, and go. 10K miles so far, no issues. We wanted a flat towable SUV with minimal hassle. Works well for us. The link Fonzie provided is a good resource for other options.
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:04 PM   #7
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Jeep Wrangler. Best flat tow vehicle in my opinion.

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Old 02-23-2016, 12:20 PM   #8
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We bought a 2014 Ford Focus with the dct automatic. It's perfect for towing. Our little fr3 gas mh pulls it without complaint. The instruction manual with the vehicle even explains how to tow it (70 or under, no limit on miles)
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:22 PM   #9
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2015 Chevy Equinox with removal of one fuse. We tow with a 2013 Coachmen Leprechaun 220QB. When u slow down to 55mph to tow the MPGs are about the same as driving 65 with no toad.
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:25 PM   #10
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I see lots of Ford Edge behind motor homes. Several people I have talked with tell me no modifications are needed except for the towing setup and brake controller.

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