Given I do this vagabond thing full-time, two things are true: (1) I put a lot of towing miles on my vehicle and trailer and (2) people ask about my tow vehicle a lot. I finally made an FAQ page last year about my experiences towing with the Subaru Outback 3.6R to answer the inevitable questions.
Now I have a 2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL AWD, and it’s a different experience. It tows the Alto so much easier, as if it’s not working very hard on flat ground or small hills. With the Outback, I was always aware of the load on the car because there was such a different sound and feel when it was towing vs. not towing.
To document my Ridgeline experience, I’ve added a new page to the website, with the absolutely brilliant title: Towing with a Honda Ridgeline. I’ve towed about 2000 miles and driven about 3000 miles total, from flat to hill climbs (up to 4500 feet, which is small by Western US standards), and from twisty back roads to interstate highways.
I’ll be adding to this page as time goes on and I get more experience and data.
Look for chances to take the less-traveled roads. There are no wrong turns.