for towing something small. I loved my v6 Nissan Pathfinder (they had a v8 version). it worked as:
1. tow vehicle. v6 had a 6,000LB tow rating. good enough for open steel trailer (1,600LB) and a Miata (2,200LB). even better with aluminum trailer (800LB). averages 14mpg when towing.
2. daily. a mid size SUV. it averages 19mpg
3. minivan. it is a 7 seater. a tight fit for the last row, but okay for little kids.
4. off road vehicle. if you have the 4x4. truck chassis.
it doesn't do everything well. but good enough for most.