I’m thinking about a vehicle to tow boat in Baja . Maybe do some beach launches. THis would be a very limited occurrence. Would all wheel drive serve that purpose ? I am leaning towards a mid size suv. I don’t want a second truck. 2500 hd
With a 4wd vehicle you will have low gear option on the transfer case for the ultimate traction. But since this is not a full time tow truck I would be open also with the awd suv's. My blown Silverado SS is awd and a fucken rocket with little tire slip, My chicks Lexometer and last Audi Q7 awd were great in snow. Both will probably do what you need them to do.
Had the same dilemma a while back. Did a lot of research and there really isn’t much head to head comparison for beach launching. That said, I have beach launched many times in Baja and have been struck before. Not sure I would have gotten out without 4 low. AWD don’t have 4 low. I bought a 4x4 tundra.