Ford Ranger Towing Capacity

The Ford Ranger towing capacity is a maximum of 7,500 pounds. If you have a tough job to do in the West Chester, Glen Mills, or Malvern areas, then you can be sure that this pickup has everything you need to get it done right.

To give you a peek into how the Ranger reaches this towing capacity, the team at Fred Beans Ford of West Chester put together this overview. If you like what you hear, contact us and we'll get you scheduled for a test drive.

Trailer Tow Package

You know how important it is to use the right tool for the job. So, if you plan on towing, make sure that you equip your pickup with the Trailer Tow Package. This will help you to reach that 7,500-pound Ford Ranger towing capacity.

This gives you a 4-pin/7-pin wiring harness and a Class IV trailer hitch receiver so that you can get the job done and do it right.

This package is available as an upgrade on all trim levels and configurations.

2019 Ranger Engine Specs and Towing Capacity

The Ranger can manage a 7,500-pound towing capacity because it's working with a very powerful engine. It's equipped with a 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4. This turbocharged engine generates 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. To maximize capability even more, it's paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

This innovative transmission helps to keep you at top performance and efficiency by automatically changing gears to suit your driving conditions-including towing. This includes skip-shift and direct downshift capabilities.

You can choose to operate your truck with a rear-wheel (RWD) or 4-wheel drivetrain (4WD). Both have the same towing capacity, though RWD has a higher payload.

The 4WD system with electronic shift-on-the-fly transfer case is a popular configuration among local drivers, because it can help you take on snowy wintertime commutes and off-road adventures with relative ease. It has a 4 High and 4 Low mode and also includes the Terrain Management System.

The Terrain Management System lets you optimize your handling for the specific terrain you face by choose from four different settings:

  • Normal
  • Gravel/Grass/Snow
  • Mud/Ruts
  • Sand

Sand mode is especially handy for those of you who need a capable truck to help you haul and launch your boat.

Built for Towing

If you're going to tow, you want to make sure that your truck is built for the challenge. That's exactly what you get when you drive the 2019 Ford Ranger. This pickup is equipped with a steel front bumper mounted to its fully boxed high-strength steel frame.

This gives it the strength and durability you need to tow 7,500 pounds without breaking a sweat.

All Ranger trucks with 4WD, and certain trim levels with 2WD, also give you front tow hooks prominently placed where you can easily access them.

Additionally, your Ranger can have an available steel skid plate and steel bash plate to protect your radiator, transfer case, and steering gear when you take it off road or take on an especially tough task. This way, you know that the underbelly of your truck is safe, even in the harshest of conditions.

Ford Ranger Towing Technology

In addition to giving you the strength to tow 7,500 pounds, the Ford Ranger provides the tech to make your tow even more productive. For example, the transmission comes standard with Trailer Sway Control.

This feature monitors your trailer for excessive sway and applies strategic adjustments to your engine power and brakes to keep you in control.

It also has available BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Trailer Coverage. BLIS® provides a visual cue on your sideview mirror when another vehicle enters your side blind spot. With Trailer Coverage, this alert extends along the length of your trailer so that you can merge or change lanes more safely while towing.

Additionally, your truck can include safety features like the Lane-Keeping System. This can apply steering wheel torque if it detects that the additional trailering weight is causing you to drift from your intended lane of travel. It can also provide gentle steering wheel vibrations to prompt you to monitor your position.

Finally, there's the Rearview Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist. When you're in reverse, this turns your infotainment screen into a live video feed of the area directly behind your trailer. With dynamic gridlines, you can simply line up your truck with your trailer to take the guesswork out of hitching up.

Payload Capacity

If you need to bring along even more, you'll probably be happy to hear that the Ford Ranger has a payload capacity of 1,860 pounds depending on your cab configuration.

You'll want the SuperCab to reach this maximum payload capacity. It comes with a 6-foot box that can carry 51.8 cubic feet of cargo. With 2WD, the SuperCab configuration gets a payload capacity of 1,860 pounds. With 4WD, it has a payload capacity of 1,650 pounds.

With 2WD, the SuperCrew configuration has a maximum payload capacity of 1,770 pounds and comes with a 5-foot box with a 43.3-cubic-foot cargo volume. With 4WD, it can reach a payload capacity of 1,560 pounds.

The reason why there's a payload difference between 2WD and 4WD models is because the 2WD system is relatively more lightweight. When you choose 4WD, the additional handling capability increases the curb weight by a little over 200 pounds.

In addition to their variations in payload capacities, these configurations also differ in passenger space. While both can seat five passengers, the SuperCab has a total passenger volume of 89.2 cubic feet. The SuperCrew, on the other hand, has a passenger volume of 97.6 cubic feet.

Learn More about the 2019 Ford Ranger Towing Capacity

If you're curious to learn more about the Ford Ranger's towing capacity, reach out to the team at Fred Beans Ford of West Chester. We can bring you by for a test drive and show you more of what this truck brings to the Glen Mills, West Chester, and Malvern areas.

Contact us to schedule your test drive of the Ford Ranger today!

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