2023 Ford Ranger Towing Capacity

Ford Ranger Towing Capacity

Towing performance is often a major factor when purchasing a midsize pickup, and the Ford Ranger towing capacity impresses with its high ratings and advanced technologies that make trailering with this truck easy. So when you're looking for an affordable new pickup truck with more than ample towing capacity, Ford Ranger has you covered.

Let's look at what makes the stellar 2023 Ford Ranger towing capacity possible, including what features and towing equipment are required for this midsize pickup to offer its peak trailering capability.

Tow With Confidence in a Ford Ranger Pickup

Tow With Confidence in a Ford Ranger Pickup

Thanks to its high-strength steel frame, solid rear axle, turbocharged engine, and advanced trailering technologies, the 2023 Ford Ranger enables you to tow confidently. A 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine powers the new Ranger pickup. It is engineered to provide the towing capacity you need for pulling your boat, camper, utility trailer, or the tools of your trade.

With its high-powered EcoBoost engine, available 4x4 system, and optional Trailer Tow Package, there's no doubt the Ranger is ready to take on your towing duties with ease.

The 2023 Ford Ranger can tow up to 7,500 pounds1 when properly equipped. Read on to discover the Ranger cab style, drivetrain, and towing equipment required to hit this peak trailering performance.

Ford Ranger Towing: Engine and Performance

The immense towing capabilities of the 2023 Ford Ranger starts with its high-strength steel frame and high-output turbocharged engine. The Ranger pickup's 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine generates powerful performance backed by superb efficiency, aiding this truck in reaching its full potential when towing.

With 310 pound-feet of torque and 270 horsepower, the new Ford Ranger for sale and its turbocharged twin-scroll powertrain ensure there is no shortage of power to put to the ground. Choose from standard two-wheel drive with a Ford Ranger 4x2 model or opt for a 4x4 model to distribute the EcoBoost engine's power to all four wheels.

The Ford Ranger engine might be one of the chief attributes that enable this impressive 2023 Ford Ranger performance, but there is plenty of towing equipment that helps enhance this midsize truck's trailering limits.

Ford Ranger Towing: Engine and Performance

Ford Ranger Towing Tech That Makes It All Possible

When you're looking to tow up to 7,500 pounds,1 you'll need the right tools. The Ford Ranger, EcoBoost engine, and high-strength steel frame are just part of the equation.

Whether you're after that peak trailering performance or shopping for a new Ford Ranger with a 3,500-pound max tow rating when properly equipped, there are several components that make it all possible.

For starters, you'll need a Class IV hitch and a proper four-/seven-pin connector. Beyond these, other Ford Ranger towing technologies are at play, making your job easier.

With trailer sway control, the 2023 Ford Ranger pickup can detect movement originating from the trailer and automatically reduce vehicle speed to correct the movement and keep your trailer securely behind your truck where it belongs. Technologies like these make trailering with a Ford Ranger pickup a breeze.

The available Terrain Management System makes trailering over slick roads, gravel, or other tricky terrain easier. Its four selectable drive modes include Normal, Mud/Ruts, Grass/Gravel/Snow, and Sand, equipping your Ranger pickup with all-road traction for confident towing, no matter the conditions.

Equip Your Truck With the Ford Ranger Tow Package

The maximum towing capacity of each edition of the 2023 Ford Ranger requires the available Trailer Tow Package. This equipment bundle helps this midsize pickup achieve its peak towing performance through the following additions:

  • Seven-wire harness
  • Four-/seven-pin connector
  • Hitch receiver
  • Tow/Haul Mode

With the Ford Ranger pickup's available Trailer Tow Package, you can be confident in your truck's towing capabilities. Remember to ensure your pickup is properly equipped for any towing duties before you begin. Always follow basic towing best practices, including a thorough visual inspection of your vehicle, trailer, and towing setup before taking off with your pickup truck and attached trailer.

Towing Capacity of Ford Ranger Trims, Drivetrains, and Cab Styles

The maximum towing capacity of Ford Ranger pickups depends on the drivetrain, cab style, and GCWR. The GCWR, or Gross Combined Weight Rating, is one factor determining the max tow rating of a particular Ranger truck.

The following versions of the 2023 Ford Ranger pickup can tow up to 7,500 pounds when properly equipped:1

  • Ranger SuperCab 4x2 with 12,150-pound GCWR
  • Ranger SuperCab 4x4 with 12,400-pound GCWR
  • Ranger SuperCrew 4x2 with 12,250-pound GCWR
  • Ranger SuperCrew 4x4 with 12,500-pound GCWR

All other versions of the 2023 Ford Ranger for sale can tow up to 3,500 pounds1 when properly equipped with the available Trailer Tow Package.

For full details on the towing capabilities of any new Ford Ranger pickup truck for sale at our Ford dealership in Phoenix, AZ, turn to the Bell Ford sales team. We're here to help ensure you get the right Ranger truck for your trailering goals.

Why Buy a Ford Ranger for Your Towing Needs?

The Ford Ranger could be the perfect pickup for the job if you're purchasing a new truck due to your towing needs. With its max tow rating of up to 7,500 pounds,1 this midsize truck can hold its own and might be the smart alternative to buying a bulky full-size model.

Maybe your towing duties never require a higher trailering capacity than the Ford Ranger's impressive limits. This midsize truck brilliantly blends its stellar towing performance with agility and maneuverability that larger pickups can't match.

When you're ready to trade up to a new truck and want to see what the midsize Ford Ranger can do for your towing duties, schedule a test drive. Put this pickup through its paces at your local Ford dealer to determine for yourself whether it has the power and capability you seek.

Ask our Ford sales associates about the various in-stock and in-transit Ranger trucks for sale at our dealership and the towing capacities of each. Our team can set you up with the right Ranger pickup for the job.

Explore Ford Ranger Tow Capacity With a Test Drive

Our Ford dealership invites you to fully discover the power and capability of the new Ford Ranger pickups for sale when you shop our selection and visit us. Our knowledgeable Ford sales specialists can fill you in on the 2023 Ford Ranger performance, including the Ford Ranger engine, drivetrains, and towing capacities of the various versions of this truck.

We proudly offer competitively priced pickups spanning the entire Ford truck lineup, from the Maverick compact pickup to the F-150 and other legendary F-Series models.

See our Ford Ranger lease deals and finance specials for the latest offers on this popular midsize pickup. Remember to view our new vehicle specials as well, where you might find your ideal next Ford truck at a price you can't pass up.

You can contact Bell Ford for more details on the Ford Ranger towing capacity and availability of your preferred version of this new pickup truck for sale at our Ford dealership.

Don't wait any longer to experience the 2023 Ford Ranger performance for yourself. Trade up to the Ford Ranger tow capacity that suits your needs by shopping our inventory and visiting your local Ford dealership today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much can a Ford Ranger tow?

A new Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck for sale can tow up to 7,500 pounds1 when properly equipped and fitted with the available Trailer Tow Package. Select Ford Ranger SuperCab and SuperCrew 4x2 and 4x4 models can reach this model's maximum tow rating. When properly equipped, the remaining Ranger truck configurations offer a max trailering capacity of 3,500 pounds. Contact our Ford dealer for full details on the towing capabilities of any particular Ranger pickup for sale.

Can a Ford Ranger tow a car?

Yes, a Ford Ranger is capable of towing a car, as long as the combined weight of the car and the accompanying trailer is below the Ranger pickup's maximum towing capacity. The 2023 Ford Ranger towing capacity reaches up to 7,500 pounds1 when properly equipped, which provides ample capability for trailering a smaller car. Review the combined weight of the vehicle and trailer before towing. Also, confirm the maximum towing capacity of your Ford Ranger before attempting to tow a car.

What can a Ford Ranger tow?

The new 2023 Ford Ranger midsize truck can tow a variety of things, including a boat on its trailer or a camper. More specifically, a Ford Ranger pickup is capable of pulling the following:

  • Ski boat
  • Sailboat
  • Pontoon boat
  • Teardrop trailer
  • Pop-up camper
  • Small livestock trailer
  • And more

Always confirm the item's and trailer's combined weight before towing. The total weight you're planning to tow should be below the particular Ranger pickup's max trailering capacity.

1See label on doorjamb for the carrying capacity of a specific vehicle. Max towing when equipped with Trailer Tow Package. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers. Towing and payload are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.

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