Towing with Your Ford Truck, SUV or Crossover

Wide Range of Ford Vehicles Offer Drives Standout Towing Capabilities

At Tom Denchel FordCountry.com, we know there are many people who want a crossover or SUV or pickup truck for its capabilities not only to give you more space for supplies, seating, and overall versatility, but for the ability to tow a load behind you. We have plenty of vehicles that are capable of letting you bring the trailer, camper, boat, and whatever else you can tow behind it with properly equipped models. Often, drivers in Hermiston, Prosser and Pendleton ask us how much can these Ford vehicles tow? Well, we are here to provide you with a guide, and some answers.



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You will find seven vehicles currently in our showroom that have towing capabilities as utility vehicles or trucks. With each one, you should know that you are only able to maximize your towing when you have the right setup, and follow the right towing tips from the automaker, which can be found in your owner's manual, online, or by consulting us here at the dealership. Vehicles that are capable of towing have a different class of Trailer Tow Package options you must choose to give you the added power. These are determined on size, and size of the trailer load. It's important to note these so you know what you'll need, based on the size of what you'd like to haul.

Along with that, each Ford vehicle offers standout trailer support. Ford trucks have Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which helps you put your load in reverse and control it with a dial, while BLIS® for blind spots also looks out for what you can't see behind your trailer, too.

We hope you'll take a look and learn more about the trailering options you have on all Ford vehicles, and determine which one if right for you. If you have any questions feel free to contact us here at Tom Denchel FordCountry.com, and we can help you today!






Ford Edge

The Ford Edge offers three different engines, and with it you get between 2,000 pounds and 3,500 pounds of towing, which breaks down as follows:

  • 2.0-liter EcoBoost® FWD and AWD models can tow up to 3,500 pounds, when equipped with the Class II Trailer Tow Package for loads over 1,500 pounds
  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 models with AWD can tow 2,000 pounds
  • 3.5-liter V6 FWD and AWD vehicles can tow up to 3,500 pounds when equipped with the Class II Trailer Tow Package for loads over 2,000 pounds

Ford Escape

The Ford Escape also offers three different engines, and with each one there's different levels of towing.

  • 1.5-liter EcoBoost® FWD and AWD models are capable of towing up to 2,000 pounds with the Class II Trailer Tow Package
  • 2.0-liter EcoBoost® FWD and AWD engines can tow 3,500 pounds, when equipped with the Class II Trailer Tow Package for loads over 2,000 pounds
  • 2.5-liter I4 models can tow up to 1,500 pounds on the Escape

Ford Flex

With the Ford Flex, you have two options under the hood, and both are able to tow the same amount, but it depends on the setup.

  • 3.5-liter V6 FWD and AWD Flex models can tow up to 4,500 pounds when equipped with the Class III Trailer Tow Package for loads over 2,000 pounds
  • 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 AWD models are able to tow 4,500 pounds with the Class III Trailer Tow Package for loads over 2,000 pounds

 
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Ford Explorer

The Explorer is popular for its many standout features, and drivers should expect a vehicle that is capable of diverse towing options, which is what you'll get.

  • 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder FWD vehicles are capable of towing up to 2,000 pounds, and with AWD models you can tow up to 3,000 pounds when equipped with the Class II Trailer Tow Package
  • 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 models are capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds when it is equipped with the Class III Trailer Tow Package, for loads over 2,000 pounds
  • 3.5-liter V6 FWS and AWD vehicles are capable of towing 2,000 pounds, and up to 5,000 pounds with the Class III Trailer Tow Package with a weight distribution hitch

Ford Expedition

The full-size SUV has plenty of towing options, and you'll be able to pick the right one for you.

    3.5-liter V6 Expedition 4x2 models are capable of standard 6,600 pounds and up to 9,200 pounds with the Class IV Heavy Duty Trailer Tow Package
  • 3.5-liter V6 Expedidion 4x4 models can also tow a standard 6,600 pounds and up to 9,300 pounds with the Class IV Heavy Duty Trail Tow Package

Ford F-150

As a pickup truck, the Ford F-150 offers many different vehicles, and lots of diverse towing options across regular cab, crew cab, and super cab models, plus different wheelbases and engines. Each vehicle has a different setup that's available to you, but generally speaking, you can expect the following range:

  • 3.5-liter V6 engines with 122-inch wheelbases and 4x2 F-150 regular and crew cab models can provide up to 5,000 pounds of conventional towing, while 4x2 vehicles with 3.5-liter GTDI V6 engines and a 141-inch wheelbase with 18-inch tires and the Max Trailer Tow Package can tow up to 12,000 pounds
  • With 4x4 F-150 regular and crew cab models, you'll find a max towing of 11,900 with the GTDI V6 engine, along with the Max Trailer Tow Package
  • For Ford F-150 supercab vehicles, 4x2 models with a 145-inch wheelbase have standard 5,000 pounds of towing, with a range that goes all the way up to 12,000 pounds with Max Trailer Tow Package, while 4x4 models have a max towing of 11,500 pounds with the Heavy Duty Payload and Trailer Package on GTDI V6 models
    • The F-150 model range also offers up to 12,000 pounds of fifth-wheel towing with the right setup on your truck


Ford Super Duty Trucks

Ford Super Duty trucks includes the likes of the F-250, F-350 and F-450, making it the standout on the job site and for anyone who needs to do the big lifting often. You can expect standout towing capacity, with a variety of different options available so you can find the right configuration. You should check with us to get the details on specific trucks, but you can expect quite a bit from the Ford Super Duty lineup.

  • Ford Super Duty regular cab vehicles with the 6.2-liter V8 and 142-inch wheelbase are capable of towing up to 13,000 pounds on 4x2 models and 15,000 pounds on 4x4 models with the right setup
  • 6.7-liter Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V8 options are capable of towing up to 14,000 pounds on 4x2 vehicles and 15,000 pounds on 4x4 models, while turbo diesel options with the Trailer Tow Package can tow up to 18,000 pounds with 4x2 models and a 176-inch wheelbase
  • 6.2-liter V8 engines are capable of towing up to 15,400 pounds with gooseneck towing capabilities, while 6.7-liter Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V8 engines are capable of towing up to 17,800 pounds with gooseneck towing

Test Drive a New Ford

Before you set out on your first towing adventure, you'll want to be sure you do a few checks to be better prepared and safe.

Check your states towing regulations and laws, and those of any states you plan to travel to while towing. Be sure to take a look at your brakes and brake lights, on the trailer as well as your vehicle. You want to be sure that everything is paired up and in good working order. Finally, Go slow! The most important aspect of towing is that with all that added weight, braking will take longer to bring your vehicle to a complete stop. So be sure you go slower than you normally would, and give yourself extra space and time to come to a complete stop.

Browse our inventory online today and then come visit our Hermiston dealership, we know our vehicles inside and out, and can help guide you to the vehicle that will most meet your needs; including, the towing capacity that you need. Come test drive a new Ford car, truck, or SUV today near Sunnyside to find your next Ford vehicle.


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