Suzuki Towing Capacity by Model

On this page you can browse the 164 Suzuki cars, trucks, and SUVs across 2 unique Suzuki models that we have towing capacity and payload information for.

Use the links below to see more details in the Suzuki model you're interested in - sorted by year of production and then by trim.

How Good are Suzuki Vehicles for Towing?

Suzuki is a Japanese auto manufacturer known for motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and cars. Based in Japan, in 2016 they were the eleventh biggest automaker in the world.

It was in 1909 that Michio Suzuki founded the Suzuki Loom Works. Located in the small coastal village of Hamamatsu business boomed as Suzuki sold weaving looms not just domestically but to overseas clients as well.

Michio could have rested on his success but he decided to diversify, starting a project in 1937 to design cars for consumers, a growing industry at the time. It took two years to create several compact car prototypes but the onset of the second world war stalled things for Suzuki.

The Japanese government determined that civilian passenger cars were non-essential so Suzuki had to stop and after the war ended he needed to begin loom making again. Things went well for a few years but in 1951 the cotton market collapsed.

Suzuki had no choice but to try again at the now renewed demand for civilian vehicles. Initially he entered the motorcycle market as this was booming. By 1954 the company was selling 6,000 motorcycles a month which prompted a name change to Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd.

In 1955 the company finally produced its first automobile, the Suzuki Sunlight, which featured a number of innovations that were ahead of their time. Over the years Suzuki has gone from compact cars to diversify into bigger sedans and SUVs in various global markets.

At this point we usually come to the question regarding Suzuki’s towing power but we should point out at this stage that in 2012 Suzuki ceased to sell their automobiles in the United States. This does not mean there are no Suzuki cars on the roads, just that they are older models.

The 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara for example is an SUV which is rated at 3,000 lbs. of towing capacity. This is not bad for an older vehicle. You may need to fit a towing package if one is not already present.

Although Suzuki only sells motorbikes and SUVS in the North American market now this does not mean there are no newer Suzuki cars on the road. There are technically some but they have been rebranded as Nissan models.

It is uncertain if Suzuki will ever return with automobiles in the U.S, especially after revelations in 2016 of the company forging emissions data. The EPA would certainly have an eye on the company were they to start selling cars in the United States again.