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2024 Ford Ranger Towing Capacity

2024 Ford Ranger Towing Capacity

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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, the Ford Ranger has you covered.

Let’s look at what makes the stellar 2024 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 2024 Ford Ranger enables you to tow confidently. A 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine is standard in the new Ranger pickup and is engineered to provide a towing capacity of up to 7,500 pounds when properly equipped. You get the same strength when you pair this engine with the 4×4 system when properly equipped with the available Trailer Tow Package.

Read on to discover the Ranger configuration, drivetrain, and towing equipment required to hit this peak trailering performance.

Ford Ranger Towing: Engine and Performance

Ford Ranger Towing: Engine and Performance

With 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, the new Ford Ranger and its tough yet efficient 2.3-liter engine ensure there is no shortage of power to put to the ground. Choose from standard two-wheel drive with a Ford Ranger 4×2 model or opt for a 4×4 model to distribute the EcoBoost engine’s power to all four wheels.

New EcoBoost engines are on their way, too, at the time of this writing. A 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 producing 315 horsepower will be available on the LARIAT trim starting in Summer 2024 to enhance performance. It will have a 7,500-pound maximum towing capacity.1 A 3.0-liter EcoBoost V-6 powers the Ranger Raptor with 405 thrilling horsepower and is rated to tow 5,510 pounds.1

The Ford Ranger engine options may be one of the chief attributes that enable the impressive 2024 Ford Ranger performance, but there is plenty of towing equipment that helps enhance this midsize truck’s trailering limits.

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 a straightforward weekend-project-handling truck, 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 2024 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.

Its selectable Tow/Haul Mode equips your Ranger pickup to delay any upshifts that will help reduce the times that your transmission will shift and can slow the vehicle down when descending a grade.

Equip Your Truck With the Ford Ranger Tow Package

The maximum towing capacity of each version of the 2024 Ford Ranger requires the available Trailer Tow Package. This equipment bundle adds a 4-pin/7-pin wiring harness and a Class IV trailer hitch receiver. The Advanced Towing Package enhances confidence and capability further by adding a trailer brake controller and Pro Trailer Backup Assist on top of the Trailer Tow Package features.

With the Ford Ranger pickup’s available tow packages, 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 Ranger truck has a maximum GCWR of 12,743 pounds.

While previously limited to specific configurations, all versions of the 2024 Ford Ranger pickup can tow up to 7,500 pounds when properly equipped, except for one: the Ranger Raptor. This all-terrain-conquering version of the truck can tow up to 5,510 pounds,1 but in exchange, it adds massive off-road features and performance.

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. That’s because 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 the 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 2024 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 2024 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 can tow up to 7,500 pounds when properly equipped and fitted with the available Trailer Tow Package. All versions of the redesigned 2024 Ford Ranger can reach this rating, except for the Ranger Raptor, which offers a max towing capacity of 5,510 pounds.1 Contact our Ford dealer for full details on the towing capabilities of the redesigned Ford Ranger.

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 2024 Ford Ranger towing capacity reaches up to 7,500 pounds,1 which can handle a small, lightweight car on a trailer. Review the combined weight of the vehicle and trailer before towing.

What can a Ford Ranger tow?

The new 2024 Ford Ranger midsize truck can tow up to 7,500 pounds.1 This rating is typically enough to tow one of the following and many others:

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.


1Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

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