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2023 Ford Towing Guide & Information

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From the job site to your campsite, the dynamic lineup of Ford trucks and SUVs offers proven towing capabilities to help you excel at both work and play. No matter what your weekend to-do list looks like, there's a Ford vehicle capable of helping you accomplish even your biggest tasks. In an effort to help you decide which Ford model is the best choice for hauling your largest toys and equipment, Sarchione Ford has assembled this informative Ford Towing Capacity Guide. You'll have no trouble choosing the right Ford SUV or truck for your lifestyle and towing requirements!

Ford Truck Towing Capacities

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Ford F-150 Towing Capacity

There are many reasons that the legendary Ford F-150 has remained America's best-selling truck for decade after decade. When it comes to towing capabilities, the F-150 is virtually unmatched thanks to a total of 6 distinctive powertrain options. In addition to a robust engine lineup, the F-150 is constructed with a torture-tested military-grade, aluminum-alloy body in addition to a fully-boxed frame composed of high-strength steel. Whether you use your truck for business or recreation, the Ford F-150 has the proven strength and versatility to help you tow your largest cargo with ease and confidence.

Engine HP @ RPM Torque @ RPM Max Towing (lbs) Max Payload (lbs)
3.3L Ti-VCT V6 290 @ 6,500 265 lb-ft @ 4,000 8,200 1,985
2.7L EcoBoost V6 325 @ 5,000 400 lb-ft @ 3,000 10,100 2,480
3.5L EcoBoost V6 400 @ 6,000 500 lb-ft @ 3,100 14,000 3,250
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 400 @ 6,000 410 lb-ft @ 4,250 13,000 3,325
3.5L PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 430 @ 6,000 570 lb-ft @ 3,000 12,700 2,120
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Ford F-150 Lightning Towing Capacity

While the Lightning has a lot in common with the standard F-150, this fully electric full-sized pickup deserves its own section. It delivers everything you already love about the F-150, but with an electric drivetrain. It boasts up to 320 miles of range, and a 0-60 time of under 4 seconds. You get a choice of two different battery packs, which offer different ranges and horsepower outputs. But both put out a ton of low-end torque, which is perfect for towing. In fact, Ford announced the Lightning with a publicity event where it towed a train weighing 1 million pounds. Recommended towing capacities are a little more realistic, but still impressive enough that the F-150 Lightning was named MotorTrend's Truck of the Year for 2023.

Ford F-150 Lightning Standard Range Battery Extended Range Battery
Horsepower 462 580
Torque 775 lb-ft 775 lb-ft
Max Payload 2,235 lbs 1,952 lbs
Max Towing 7,700 lbs 10,000 lbs
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Ford Ranger Towing Capacity

Searching for a midsize pickup truck that's capable of doing it all? Take a seat behind the wheel of the Ford Ranger, equipped with a standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost 16-valve engine that features direct fuel injection and a twin-scroll turbocharger. Engineered for strength, this engine also benefits from durable chain-driven dual overhead cams in addition to forged steel connecting rods. Its responsive 10-speed automatic transmission helps to strike a balance between responsive acceleration and efficiency. Other exclusive performance features included with the optional FX4 Off-Road Package include off-road-tuned shocks, all-terrain tires, and the dynamic Terrain Management System™.

Ford Ranger 2.3L EcoBoost®
HP @ RPM 270 @ 5,500
Torque @ RPM 310 lb-ft @ 3,000
Max Towing (lbs) 7,500
Max Payload (lbs) 1,860
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Ford Super Duty Towing Capacity

Designed to excel in the most demanding and grueling environments, the Ford Super Duty has set the standard for catering to the needs of both personal and commercial truck owners. Proven and tested in some of the harshest conditions that any truck owner will ever encounter, the Ford Super Duty continues to be the most durable, hardworking heavy-duty truck in the industry. Thanks to a comprehensive selection of cab configurations, chassis options, and muscular engines -- you'll have no trouble finding the Super Duty truck that's perfectly suited to your needs.

Ford Super Duty  
Max Horsepower 500
Max Torque 1,200 lb-ft
Conventional Towing Up to 30,000 lbs
5th-Wheel/Gooseneck Towing Up to 40,000 lbs

Ford SUV Towing Capacities

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Ford Expedition Towing Capacity

Drivers looking for a full-size SUV that's capable of towing their boat or camping trailer should look no further than the impressive Ford Expedition. Its body-on-frame construction combined with a standard 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 makes it the perfect companion for your next weekend getaway.

Ford Expedition Expedition 4X2 Expedition 4X4 Expedition MAX 4X2 Expedition MAX 4X4
Standard Engine 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 with Ti-VCT 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 with Ti-VCT 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 with Ti-VCT 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 with Ti-VCT
Curb Weight (lbs) 5,368 5,623 5,534 5,794
Max Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 104.6 104.6 121.5 121.5
Fuel Tank (gallons) 23.2 23.2 27.8 27.8
Max Towing Capacity (lbs) 9,300 9,200 9,000 9,000
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Ford Explorer Towing Capacity

Often credited with kickstarting the SUV craze with its introduction over 3 decades ago, the Ford Explorer remains the benchmark for all other midsize SUVs. No other vehicle in its class can compete with its luxurious cabin, confident exterior styling, and proven performance capabilities.

Ford Explorer Engines Max Towing Capacity
2.3L EcoBoost I4 5,300 lbs
3.0L EcoBoost V6 5,600 lbs
3.3L HEV V6 5,000 lbs
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Ford Edge Towing Capacity

Blending style with smart technology, the impressive Ford Edge remains the ultimate choice for drivers looking for the right midsize crossover. Key performance features of the Edge include your choice of two engines, Auto Start-Stop Technology, and an eight-speed automatic transmission with active warm-up.

Ford Edge Engines Max Towing Capacity
Twin-scroll 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4 (AWD) 1,500 lbs
2.7L EcoBoost® V6 (AWD) 3,500 lbs
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Ford Bronco Towing Capacity

The legend is back. Off-road enthusiasts can traverse across the globe’s most inhospitable terrain with confidence behind the wheel of the legendary Ford Bronco. In both 2-door and 4-door configurations, the Bronco is also capable of towing your equipment along for the journey.

Ford Bronco Engines Max Towing - 2-Door (lbs) Max Towing - 4-Door (lbs)
2.3L EcoBoost® I4 3,500 3,500
2.7L EcoBoost V6 3,500 3,500
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Ford Bronco Sport Towing Capacity

Driving a compact SUV no longer means compromising on rugged durability and go-anywhere performance. Meet the dynamic Ford Bronco Sport, capable of towing your jet skis, small boat, or pair of motorcycles along for your next weekend getaway.

Ford Bronco Sport Engines Max Towing Capacity
1.5L EcoBoost® I3 2,000
2.0L EcoBoost I4 2,200
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Ford Escape Towing Capacity

Smart styling, three proven powertrain choices, and groundbreaking tech are only a handful for reasons why the compact Ford Escape continues to be the top choice in its class.

Ford Escape Engines Max Towing Capacity
2.5L I4 Hybrid / PHEV 1,500 lbs
1.5L EcoBoost I3 2,000 lbs
2.0L EcoBoost I4 3,500 lbs

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