No one can stretch the truth anymore.
You mean, since all vehicles assigned a tow rating will have been thoroughly tested by the automakers and not simply assigned a number almost at random.
Vehicles sold in US and abroad can show different ratings. Which to believe?
A standard is rather meaningless without a goal. If all vehicles are tested, then the goal is met. If it is limited, then little has changed. Good on the SAE for only being about 40-years behind the times as to protocol. But will it be implemented? As our economy worsens over the years to come (flat, stagnant) expect to see Americans using whatever they have to pull a trailer of household goods.
If my V6 Charger can pull more than 3500-lbs, I'd like to know how. Obviously, it can.
I, for one, would like to see this standard made mandatory on any vehicle sold new. And a list of best trailer types (size/shape, etc) for each classification.
Thanks for the link.