When it comes to hauling a trailer, the best vans for towing offer benefits that even full-size pickups or SUVs can’t: like the ability to combine maximum in-cabin carrying capacity with the added bonus of top-level trailering skills. Indeed, some brands continue to showcase full-size heavy-duty vans with five-figure towing maximums. Others, however, are bringing next-gen efficiency to the trailering game, in both full- and city-sized entries, and it’s also important to remember that today’s minivans can make for surprisingly effective tow vehicles.

Readers are reminded, of course, to always check their owners manuals to ensure their vehicles’ fitness for towing.