Reaching some of the most exciting paths to ride your ATV usually requires hauling the vehicle by a pickup truck. You’ve been in the market for a new truck, so you figure now is as good a time as ever to pick one up with towing power. What are the top trucks for hauling ATVs?
Here are 15 trucks powerful enough to pull an ATV:
- Chevy Colorado
- GMC Canyon
- Ford F-350 XL
- Ford Maverick
- Toyota Tacoma
- Hyundai Santa Cruz
- Chevy Silverado 1500
- Dodge Ram 1500
- GMC Sierra 1500
- Honda Ridgeline
- Nissan Frontier
- Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab
- Ford Ranger
- Jeep Gladiator
- Nissan Titan
Whether you want to tow a single ATV and bring some cargo and gear, or you have several ATVs you want to haul, these heavy-duty trucks will do the work. Ahead, we’ll go over all your options, including the towing capacity, specs, and pricing for each truck.
Let’s get started!
15 of the Best Trucks for Hauling ATVs
The 2022 Chevy Colorado is a mammoth of a truck. Trailering between 3,500 and 7,700 pounds, this Chevy model has all the pulling power you need to cart an ATV or several around.
Offering 49.9 cubic feet of available cargo space, the Colorado also includes 17 tie-downs throughout to keep everything secure.
Four-wheel disc brakes complete with DuraLife rotors make smooth stops simple, even with an ATV in the back. The 2.5-liter, four-cylinder, 200-horsepower engine gets 191 pounds-feet of torque and allows for a 3,500-pound towing capacity. The MPG is 19 when city driving and 25 when highway driving.
Upgrading to the 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine with 308 HP and 275 pounds-feet of torque increases the towing capacity to 7,000 pounds. The city MPG is 18 and the highway MPG is 25.
You also have the option of outfitting the Chevy Colorado with a Duramax 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine with 181 HP and 369 pounds-feet of torque. Now you get the greatest towing capacity of all, a tremendous 7,700 pounds. With an MPG of 20 for city driving and 30 for highway driving, you’ll get more bang for your buck.
The 2022 Chevy Colorado starts at $25,200.
The 2022 GMC Canyon has a tremendous towing capacity of around 7,000 pounds, making it another exemplary option for hauling an ATV.
You can select from three models in the Canyon family.
The Canyon Elevation Standard features a 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel or 3.6-liter V6 engine for a city MPG of 18 and a highway MPG of 25. The towing capacity is 7,700 pounds. This model starts at $26,800.
The Canyon AT4 has a 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine or a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 308 HP and 369 pounds-feet of torque. This Canyon has 18 MPG for city driving and 25 MPG for highway driving. It can pull 7,550 pounds and starts at $38,400.
The Canyon Denali is equipped with either a 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine or a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 308 HP and 369 pounds-feet of torque. The city MPG is 18, and the highway MPG is 25. The Denali can tow 7,500 pounds. Its starting price is $41,200.
Ford F-350 XL
Do you need to tow a whole fleet of ATVs? Then you need one of the heaviest-duty pickup trucks on the market, the 2022 Ford F-350 XL.
Powered by a 6.2-liter SOHC two-valve Flex Fuel V8 engine and TorqShift 10-speed transmission, the mighty F-350 XL boasts a towing capacity of 12,000 to 13,100 pounds. You can tow a trailer with this bad boy, so it’s incredibly versatile!
Safety features are aplenty, from the front and side seat airbags to Ford’s own Safety Canopy System that includes side-curtain airbags, Belt-Minder (for ensuring everyone is buckled in), and an SOS Post Crash Alert System.
The 2022 Ford F-350 XL starts at $39,960.
On the other end of the towing spectrum, the 2022 Ford Maverick has a much more modest hauling limit that’s commensurate for pulling an ATV. Its towing capacity is 2,000 pounds.
The Maverick is available in two models, the Maverick XL and the Maverick XLT.
The Maverick XL has seating for five, a payload of 1,500 pounds, and a 2.5-liter full hybrid engine. PowerSplit electronic CVT transmission and a 16.5-gallon gas tank are other standouts. This model starts at $20,995.
The Maverick XLT has seating for five and a FLEXBED system that ought to make it very easy to load your ATV and other cargo onto the truck. It also boasts a 2.5-liter FHEV engine, PowerSplit transmission, and a 16.5-gallon gas tank. The starting price is $23,360.
You can’t go wrong with the colorful, head-turning 2022 Toyota Tacoma if you want a powerful truck for hauling your ATV. This vehicle has an average towing capacity of 6,400 pounds, so it’s no slouch!
You can select from three Tacoma models, the SR, TRD Off-Road, or Limited.
The SR is a four-by-four double-cab with a V6 engine, a five-foot truck bed, and automatic transmission. Its starting price is $33,415.
The TRD Off-Road is a four-by-four double-cab with a six-speed automatic transmission, a five-foot bed, and a powerful V6 engine. Its MSRP is $38,305.
The Limited is a four-by-four double-cab with a six-speed automatic transmission, a five-foot bed, and a V6 engine. Its starting price is $42,980.
Hyundai Santa Cruz
The 2022 Santa Cruz is what Hyundai calls its first sports adventure vehicle. Hyundai also likens the latest Santa Cruz to a cross between a pickup truck and an SUV.
You can select from the SEL, SEL Premium, or Limited models.
The SEL has a lower towing capacity of around 3,500 pounds. This truck includes a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder GDI-MPI engine with 191 HP. The combined MPG is 23, and the city/highway MPG is 26. The starting price is $27,640.
The SEL Premium boasts a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder GDI-MPI engine with 281 HP. The combined MPG is 22, the city MPG is 19, and the highway MPG is 27. SEL Premium includes HTRAC all-wheel drive. The starting cost is $36,130.
The Limited can tow up to 5,000 pounds with its 2.5-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine and HTRAC all-wheel drive. The combined MPG is 22, the city MPG is 19, and the highway MPG is 27. The Limited starts at $40,170.
Chevy Silverado 1500
Another great pick if you need a truck with incredible towing capacity for pulling several ATVs at once is the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500.
Its trailering capacity is an incredible 13,300 pounds, so you won’t have to worry about straining your rig.
The max available payload for the Silverado 1500 is 2,270 pounds, and the truck boasts 460 pounds-feet of torque.
You have your pick among three models, the High Country, ZR2, and LTZ.
The High Country has an MSRP of $59,000, the ZR2 costs $67,600, and the LTZ has an MSRP of $53,900.
Dodge Ram 1500
Ready to tow almost anything you can throw at it, the 2022 Dodge Ram 1500 has a max towing capacity of 12,750 pounds if you select the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine with eTorque.
That engine uses a Mild Hybrid Technology System that combines efficiency and performance. That’s how the HEMI V8 engine achieves 410 pounds-feet of torque and 395 HP like it’s nothing.
The high-steel frame also contributes to the Ram 1500’s tremendous towing capacity, as the frame also lends this pickup truck a max payload of 2,300 pounds.
You’ll also like the Trailer 360 Surround View Camera for always keeping an eye on your ATV or whatever you’re hauling!
An included Trailer Reverse Steering Control system with an easy-to-use knob helps you navigate reversing with a trailer or camper attached to the rear of your Ram 1500.
GMC Sierra 1500
The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 is sure to impress with its towing capacity, which is between 8,800 and 9,400 pounds.
Even if you don’t haul to that limit with your ATVs (which is likely), you’ll have so much extra towing leeway that you can enjoy greater peace of mind when towing.
The Sierra 1500 is available in several models, including the Pro, Elevation, SLE, AT4, AT4X, SLT, Denali, and Denali Ultimate.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the models.
The Pro is equipped with a 2.7-liter high-output Turbo engine with 430 pounds-feet of torque and 310 HP. You can always upgrade to a 5.3-liter V8 engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The city MPG is 19, and the highway MPG is 22. The starting price for the Pro is $35,400.
The SLE includes a 2.7-liter high-output Turbo engine by default as well. You also have the option to enjoy more horsepower and torque with a powerful 5.3-liter V8 engine or a 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo Diesel engine that includes a 10-speed automatic transmission. The city MPG is 23, and the highway MPG is up to 30. The SLE starts at $46,660.
The Denali Ultimate has a standard 6.2-liter V8 engine, but you can also outfit the truck with a 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo Diesel engine. The city MPG is 22, and the highway MPG is 26. The Denali Ultimate starts at $81,900.
The mid-sized adventure truck known as the 2022 Honda Ridgeline is a great contender for towing an ATV or even a couple of ATVs at once. This truck has a modest hauling capacity of 5,000 pounds.
The city MPG rating is 18, and the highway MPG rating is 24. A V6 direct-injection engine with 280 HP improves the vehicle’s efficiency, towing capacity, and passing power so you can drive and haul with complete confidence.
With the In-Bed Trunk locks, and with a dual-action tailgate, and a lay-flat truck bed, you’ll have no problem loading your ATV onto the Ridgeline and then removing it when you’re ready to go adventuring.
The included i-VTM4 all-wheel drive includes Intelligent Traction Management with modes for mud, sand, and snow so you can take the Ridgeline off the beaten path with your ATV.
The 2022 Honda Ridgeline starts at $38,140.
Built for extraordinary payload and towing, the 2022 Nissan Frontier has a max towing capacity of 6,720 pounds. For the purposes of hauling an ATV like you are, this towing load is perfect.
You have your pick among Frontier models, as Nissan offers a bunch. They include:
- Frontier King Cab S four-by-four with a 3.8-liter Direct Injection Gasoline 24-valve DOHC V6 engine for $31,890
- Frontier Crew Cab SV for $32,790
- Frontier Crew Cab S four-by-four with a 3.8-liter DIG 24-valve DOHC V6 engine for $32,990
- Frontier King Cab SV four-by-four for $34,590
- Frontier Crew Cab Long Bed SV four-by-two for $34,690
- Frontier Crew Cab PRO-X four-by-two for $35,120
- Frontier Crew Cab SV four-by-four for $35,790
- Frontier Crew Cab Long Bed SV four-by-four for $37,690
- Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X four-by-four for $38,120
Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab
It doesn’t get too much mightier than the 2022 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab. This heavy-duty truck is equipped with a 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine with 265 pounds-feet of torque and 290 HP.
The engine uses twin independent variable cam timing so the valves open or close only for as long as needed to optimize power output.
Further, the engine includes Ford’s own port-fuel and direct-injection or PFDI system that adds an extra injector for each cylinder on the air intake port. The other injector is in the cylinder.
The towing capacity of this six-seater Ford is between 5,000 and 10,400 pounds, so your ATV towing will happen effortlessly with a truck like the F-150 SuperCrew Cab.
Features like the independent front suspension, hill start assist, built-in trailer sway control, hill descent control, and an integrated trailer brake controller will make driving feel easy.
The 2022 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab has an MSRP of $39,165.
Not every Ford has to be a powerhouse in the towing department. The Ford Ranger pulls only 3,500 pounds, but for an ATV, that’s right within your wheelhouse. You won’t be able to bring your buddy’s ATV on your pickup truck, but that’s okay.
The Ranger is available in three unique models, the Ranger XL, Ranger XLT, and Ranger LARIAT.
The Ranger XL has a 21 MPG for city driving and a 26 MPG rating for highway driving. Also included are a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. The starting price is $25,980.
The Ranger XLT has the same 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. Its city MPG is 21, and the highway MPG is 26. The starting price is $30,030.
The Ranger LARIAT has an 18-gallon fuel tank, a powerful engine, and a 10-speed automatic transmission. The 21 MPG city and 26 MPG highway ratings mean you’ll go further in this Ranger model, with pricing starting at $34,070.
If you like Jeeps, the 2022 Gladiator fits this list nicely. Its hauling capacity is over 7,500 pounds for pulling at least two ATVs.
The traction of the Gladiator is Jeep tough, so you can rely on it when driving on the road, especially when off-roading. Drive through streams and creeks at depths of 31.5 inches, as the water sealing and high water intake mean the Gladiator can handle it.
You can select from two engines, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine or the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine.
The Pentastar engine has 260 pounds-feet of torque and 285 HP for a total towing capacity of 7,650 pounds. The city MPG is 17, and the highway MPG is 22.
The EcoDiesel engine has 442 pounds-feet of torque and 260 HP. Its towing capacity is still an enviable 6,500 pounds. The city MPG is 22, and the highway MPG is 28.
The 2022 Jeep Gladiator starts at $37,565.
The 2022 Nissan Titan is sure to dazzle.
Its heavy-duty Nissan Endurance 5.6- liter V8 engine allows for a hauling capacity of up to 11,060 pounds. That’s due to the engine’s fantastic horsepower, 400 HP. The engine also offers 413 pounds-feet of torque.
Nine-speed automatic transmission lends the Titan incredible shifting power, great fuel efficiency, and acceleration that feels as smooth as butter.
Hill start assist and hill descent control make navigating when hauling an ATV as simple as pie. The Active Brake Limited Slip or ABLS feature will brake a wheel as soon as it slips, with the capability to brake several wheels simultaneously.
You can pick between three models with equally inspiring hauling capacities. The Titan King Cab can pull 9,320 pounds, the Titan Crew Cab can tow 9,310 pounds, and the Titan XD Crew Cab has a hauling capacity of 11,060 pounds.
The 2022 Nissan Titan Starts at $36,950.
If you want to haul an ATV with a pickup truck, you have no shortage of options. Trucks from the biggest names in pickups such as Honda, Nissan, Chevy, and Ford are all suitable for towing sometimes one ATV and other times even several ATVs with cargo.
Once you have a suitable towing vehicle for your ATV, you can enjoy more of this wild world from behind the wheel of your ATV!