Ford Towing Capacity Information & Guide

Ford Towing Capacity Guide

For those who aren't content with sitting on the couch on the weekends, the extensive lineup of Ford crossovers, SUVs, and trucks offer impressive capabilities to help you make the most of your weekend. Whether you're headed across town or out of town for a road trip, there's a Ford vehicle capable of towing your largest toys and gear. In order to provide you with a little help choosing the Ford that's best suited for your lifestyle, our team has created this informative guide which lists all the towing capabilities for Ford vehicles. 

Ford SUV & Crossover Towing Capacities

Ford EcoSport

Combining subcompact agility with outstanding efficiency, the Ford EcoSport is a city-sized crossover that's a great companion to those living in urban environments. Smart tech features and innovative interior versatility helps make the EcoSport a great option for drivers living active lifestyles. You will have your choice of two economical engines, optional Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive, and a selection of bold exterior colors to help your EcoSport reflect a personality as unique as your own.

2019 Ford EcoSport
Ford EcoSport1.0L EcoBoost (FWD)2.0L Ti-VCT (4WD)
Curb Weight (lbs)3,0603,327
Max Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)5050
Fuel Tank (gallons)13.613.6
Towing Capacity (lbs)1,4002,000

Ford Escape

Interested in a compact SUV that makes no sacrifices in terms of style or capability? Look no further than the Ford Escape which features three proven powertrain options to help you get out and chase adventure. There's an available Class II Trailer Tow Package which gives you the ability to bring even your biggest toys along for the journey. Generous cargo capacity inside its luxurious interior is yet another reason why drivers continue to choose the Ford Escape.

Ford Escape2.5L i-VCT (FWD)1.5L EcoBoost (4WD)2.0L EcoBoost (4WD)
Curb Weight (lbs)3,5423,6683,755
Max Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)686868
Fuel Tank (gallons)15.715.715.7
Towing Capacity (lbs)1,5002,0003,500
Class II Trailer Tow PackageN/AAvailableAvailable

Ford Edge

Whether you're craving eye-catching style or inspired performance -- the Ford Edge remains a hit with midsize crossover shoppers. Helping to give you complete command of your drive, the Edge comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission with active warm up, Auto Start-Stop Technology, and the choice of two engine configurations. Its versatile interior provides a selection of comfort features to help you and your passengers relax and unwind on extended weekend getaways.

Ford EdgeTwin-scroll 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4 (AWD)2.7L EcoBoost® V6 (AWD)
Curb Weight (lbs)4,1244,477
Max Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)73.473.4
Fuel Tank (gallons)18.518.5
Towing Capacity (lbs)1,5003,500
Class II Trailer Tow Package
with Trailer Sway Control

Ford Flex

Room for up to 7 passengers, a low ground clearance, and bold styling are only a few reasons why the Ford Flex is popular among those with growing families. Standard power comes from a potent 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 and you'll have the option of Intelligent All-Wheel Drive for complete peace of mind when Mother Nature doesn't cooperate with your plans. Groundbreaking safety technologies help inspire confidence behind the wheel and luxurious interior amenities are two additional reasons why drivers continue to choose the Ford Flex.

2019 Ford Flex
Ford Flex3.5L Ti-VCT V6 (FWD)3.5L EcoBoost® V6 (AWD)
Curb Weight (lbs)4,4394,828
Max Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)83.283.2
Fuel Tank (gallons)18.618.6
Towing Capacity (lbs)2,0004,500
Class III Trailer Tow Package
with Trailer Sway Control

Ford Explorer

Rugged exterior styling, go-anywhere performance capabilities, and a generously-sized interior help highlight why the Ford Explorer has earned its reputation as an SUV icon for nearly 3 decades. Available driver-assistive technologies offered on the Explorer include forward collision warning with brake support, adaptive cruise control, and BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System). It's easy to find the Explorer model best suited to your needs thanks to a total of three available engines.

2019 Ford Explorer Towing
Ford Explorer3.5L Ti-VCT V6 (FWD)2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 (4WD)3.5L EcoBoost® V6 (4WD)
Curb Weight (lbs)4,4434,5564,901
Max Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)81.781.781.7
Fuel Tank (gallons)18.618.618.6
Towing Capacity (lbs)5,0003,0005,000
Class II Trailer Tow PackageN/AOptionalN/A
Class III Trailer Tow PackageRequires AWDN/AStandard

Ford Expedition

Perfectly suited for large families or even those who simply like to live large, the Ford Expedition boasts some of the best towing capabilities of any full-size SUV. You'll enjoy a massive 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque from its standard 3.5L EcoBoost® engine. Available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ takes the guesswork out of parking with a trailer by providing additional steering assistance when in reverse with a simple twist of a knob. An available limited-slip differential can make a tremendous difference when pulling up to a boat launch or traversing off-road terrain.

2019 Ford Expedition Towing
Ford ExpeditionExpedition 4X2Expedition 4X4Expedition MAX 4X2Expedition MAX 4X4
Standard Engine3.5L 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)5,4435,6925,5445,793
Max Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)104.6104.6121.5121.5
Fuel Tank (gallons)23.323.328.328.3
Max Towing Capacity (lbs)9,3009,2009,0009,000
Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow PackageAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailable

Ford Truck Towing Capacities

Ford F-150

Simplifying even the toughest tasks is one of the main reasons why the award-winning Ford F-150 has earned its legendary reputation for excellence. The impressive F-150 lineup features a total of six proven powertrain options, making it easy to configure an F-150 that's perfectly suited to your needs. A fully-boxed frame constructed with up to 78 percent high-strength steel lies beneath the military-grade, aluminum-alloy body of the F-150. Designed to excel at both work and play, the Ford F-150 is perfectly suited to carrying your largest cargo with ease.

Available F-150 Towing Features

  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Tow/Haul Mode
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Trailer Brake Controller
  • 360-Degree Camera System
  • Dynamic Hitch Assist
  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist™
2019 Ford F-150 Towing
EngineHP @ RPMTorque @ RPMMax Towing (lbs)Max Payload (lbs)
3.3L Ti-VCT V6290 @ 6,500265 lb-ft @ 4,0007,7001,990
2.7L EcoBoost V6325 @ 5,000400 lb-ft @ 2,7509,0002,470
3.5L EcoBoost V6375 @ 5,000470 lb-ft @ 3,50013,2003,230
5.0L Ti-VCT V8395 @ 5,750400 lb-ft @ 4,50011,5003,270
3.0L Turbo Diesel V6250 @ 3,250440 lb-ft @ 1,75011,5002,020
3.5L EcoBoost H.O. V6450 @ 5,000510 lb-ft @ 3,5008,000 / 11,1001,200 / 1,520

Ford Super Duty

For the ultimate in durability and strength, the Ford Super Duty carries on the tradition of F-Series toughness. Meeting the needs of a variety of commercial vocations in addition to those of personal use towing customers -- the Super Duty is designed to excel in the most demanding environments. From the job site to the campsite, few heavy-duty pickups can match the muscle and capabilities offered by the Ford Super Duty.

Available Ford Super Duty Towing Features

  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Trailer Brake Controller (TBC)
  • Tow/Haul Mode With Integrated Engine-Exhaust Brake
  • Standard Hill Start Assist
  • Smart Trailer Tow Connector
  • 5th-Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Package
  • Trailer Reverse Guidance
  • Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System
  • Dynamic Hitch Assist
  • Tow Technology Bundle
Ford Super Duty
Max Horsepower450 HP @ 2,800 RPM
Conventional Towing935 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
5th-Wheel TowingUp to 21,000 lbs
Gooseneck TowingUp to 27,500 lbs
PayloadUp to 35,000 lbs
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