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How much can these SRX'x tow? I have a 3500 pound boat. How anyone tried this adventure? Currently, I am towing with a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 4.7 liter engine. It has a tow rating of 6500 lbs. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
I tow a 3,500 lbs boat as well with the GM Class II hitch. All the Class III hitches are rated 3,500 lbs unless using a Weight Distributing hitch. My tongue weight is low (being a boat) so not really an issue with the weight of the tongue. My SRX tows ok with the boat. I had a Trailblazer SS with 4.10s and a 400HP LS2 previously. It doesn't tow anything like that, but it is ok. The rear gets a little "squishy" over large bumps. I think it is probably the magnetic ride control shocks unable to dampen the soft springs.
I think it tows just fine. You aren't going to win any drag races with a boat attached, but that isn't the point. My MPG usually drops to the low teens (13 or so) when towing.
I will say it is quite amusing watching all the F-150 guys at the ramp with one-wheel peel barely able to get the boats out of the water. The SRX (AWD) has no problems. I never had any problems with my TBSS either and it was RWD as well.