I've seen a lot of discussion with folks towing their PUPs with almost every type of vehicle. I've also seen "recommendations" on how to best tow with your specific vehicles. I would like to see some general discussion on the merits of towing with the different types of vehicles. I break family vehicles into two basic categories. First, are the vehicles built on a "passenger car" chassis. This includes sedans, coups, and wagons. I believe it would also include many mini-vans and some cross-overs. For example, a Toyota Highlander crossover is built on an Avalon chassis. I would consider any front wheel drive mini-van or cross-over a passenger car chassis. The second group of vehicles are the ones built on "truck" chassis. This includes most mid and large sized SUVs as well as pick-ups and large vans. I would even venture to put a Jeep type vehicle into this category since it is designed for off-road utility. Aside from the calculations that can be done for max tow weight, which can be calculated for any vehicle, I would like to see everyone's opinion on towing with these two distinct types of vehicles. I know the history of PUPs is such that they were designed to be light and towable with the family car when they first came out. My relatives used to tow theirs with their family station wagon. This was, however, when the family car was generally a sedan with a full box frame and typically a large V6 or V8 engine, 15 inch wheels, and fairly stout brake systems. Personally, I don't think that today's "passenger car" chassis are adequate as tow vehicles in most cases. I don't believe that their transmissions and brakes are designed to pull and stop much more than the vehicle itself. I also question the use of a unibody design (no full vehicle frame) as a good tow vehicle as it can put significant stress on the body to be towing with it (especially with front wheel drive). Plus, front wheel drive vehicles are typically very light in the rear end which would make me sceptical of the safety of towing with them. Obviously, I lean toward using "truck" based chassis as TVs. I believe they are sturdier and heavier and provide a much more robust drive trane and braking system. What is everyone else's thoughts on this general topic?