2019 Ford Ranger Towing Capacity

June 20th, 2019 by

2019 Ford Ranger towing a boat
When measured according to SAE J2807 standards, the 2019 Ford Ranger towing capacity tops out at 7,500 pounds! That makes it one of the top performers in the competitive midsize truck segment. It can handle an impressive 3,500 pounds without upgrades, and since the Trailer Tow package is available across the lineup, it’s easy to reach the maximum.

2019 Ford Ranger Engine

Every 2019 Ford Ranger has been outfitted with a 2.3L EcoBoost® Engine, but we’re pretty sure you won’t want for more options. After all, this four-cylinder engine easily outperforms the engines we find in most gas-powered competitors, especially where torque and fuel economy are concerned. Here’s what you can expect to find under the hood:

  • 2.3L EcoBoost® Engine with Twin-Scroll Turbocharger
    • 270 horsepower
    • 310 lb-ft. of torque
    • 4×2 fuel economy of up to 21 mpg city, 26 mpg highway
2019 Ranger Front Tow Hooks

Towing Features in the New Ford Ranger

  • 4×4 with Neutral Towing Capability – Although a 4×2 powertrain is standard, 4×4 with Neutral Towing Capability is available across the lineup. This feature goes the extra mile to keep all four wheels level on solid ground when you’re tackling curves on the highway.
  • Trailer Sway Control – If left unchecked, a little trailer sway can quickly destabilize a pickup. Every Ranger includes Trailer Sway Control, which uses carefully-calibrated, computer-controlled braking to stop balance issues before they become noticeable.
  • BLIS® Blind Spot Information System – Towing safely on the Rice Lake or Cumberland streets becomes a whole lot easier when you’ve got an extra eye on your blind spots. This available automatic system will alert you if there’s anyone in this hard-to-see area.
  • Electronic 10-Speed Transmission with Tow/Haul Mode – The impressive Ranger engine is always paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. With the press of a button, you can enable a Tow/Haul mode that optimizes your shift points for heavy-duty performance.

The Trailer Tow package includes a 7-wire harness, a 4-/7-pin connector, and a hitch receiver. You won’t need to equip it in order to tow, but you’ll need it if you want to see everything the Ranger can do.

2019 Ford Ranger Payload Specs and Truck Bed Sizes

Of course, the Ranger towing capacity isn’t the only feature that’s made this truck so well-liked among drivers in northern Wisconsin. This year’s Ranger might be smaller than the F-150, but it still offers two compelling truck bed sizes. Opt for the SuperCab to receive a 6-foot bed, or choose the SuperCrew® for more passenger space, and receive a 5-foot bed instead.

Although the 2019 Ford Ranger payload specs vary between trims–depending on the weight of the model itself–you’ll enjoy a maximum capacity of 1,860 pounds. With up to 51.8 cubic feet of in-bed cargo space, you’ll be able to take on any challenge.

Interested in learning more? Check out our guide to the Ford Ranger cargo capacity before you experience it in person!

Find a New Ford Ranger with Don Johnson Motors!

Ready to find out what the 2019 Ford Ranger can really do? Although we can’t hook up a trailer for you, we can certainly let you test drive any new Ford Ranger for sale at Don Johnson Motors! Still not sure if it’s the right pickup for you? Compare it to the Chevy Colorado before you find your local dealership. Contact us today to get started.

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