Ford Towing Guide: SUV and Truck Towing Tips

September 26th, 2018 by

Ford Towing Guide

When you buy a Ford, you not only get a well-made vehicle that’s built to last, you also get a car, truck, or SUV that doesn’t shy away from hard work. Many of these vehicles offer Ford towing capabilities, whether you need to haul work equipment in Collinsville or you’re hooking up a trailer for a move, or you’re towing a boat to the water.

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Ford Truck Towing Capacity

  • Ford F-150: 5,000 pounds to 13,200 pounds
  • Ford F-250: 12,300 pounds to 13,300 pounds
  • Ford F-350: 12,000 pounds to 18,000 pounds

Ford SUV Towing Capacity

  • Ford EcoSport: 1,400 pounds to 2,000 pounds
  • Ford Escape: 1,500 pounds to 3,500 pounds
  • Ford Edge: 2,000 pounds to 3,500 pounds
  • Ford Explorer: 2,000 pounds to 5,000 pounds
  • Ford Flex: 4,500 pounds
  • Ford Expedition: 5,900 pounds to 9,300 pounds

Tips for Towing that Trailer

  • Make sure your trailer is properly balanced and loaded, with 60% of the cargo weight in the front and 40% in the back.
  • Firmly secure any items you’re towing to avoid shifting and braking on the roads near Fairview Heights and the surrounding areas.
  • Allow extra distance for braking for a trailer or other item is attached.
  • Be extra careful when merging into traffic while towing.
  • Allow extra clearance when passing another vehicle.
  • Check that your tires are properly inflated before towing or hauling.
  • Take advantage of smart towing features from Ford on certain vehicles, like the Ford F-150, such as Pro Trailer Backup Assist, smart trailer tow connector, BLIS blind spot monitoring system with trailer coverage.

Learn More at Auffenberg Ford North

Contact us to schedule a visit to our showroom in O’Fallon to explore these Ford trucks and SUVs in person and take some test drives to determine which is the best vehicle for your Ford towing needs. Need more than what you’ve seen here? Try our selection of Ford commercial trucks.