2019 Ford Ranger Towing Capacity: Forum Members Talk Trucks
The existing global Ford Ranger tows as much as a similarly equipped F-150. But what will it haul here in the states?
The 2019 Ford Ranger is returning to the U.S. as a mid-size truck. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that people won’t be using it to tow stuff. In fact, we’d wager a bet that plenty of active, outdoorsy types will be hitching up all sorts of watercraft and campers to these new Ford pickup trucks with an eye toward weekend fun. So, it goes without saying that towing capacity is a big deal for the new Ranger. As is its capability to haul all of your other gear. And while Ford has yet to announce any official towing or hauling numbers for the mid-size Ranger, we can get a pretty good idea of what it’ll be capable of pulling in the Ford Truck Enthusiasts forums.
For starters, YoGeorge correctly points out that Ford will likely look to surpass the competition in both towing and hauling capacity. After all, they’ve made a habit of doing just that in the past. Most recently with the diesel F-150.
“I would look at Chevy Colorado specs and assume that Ford will work to one-up them a bit for bragging rights. Looks like their max is 7,700 lbs with a diesel and 7,000 lbs with gasoline. The Tacoma is 6,400 lbs. I read somewhere that the Ranger’s target is gonna be ~7100 lbs to beat the gas Colorado.”
But as ssls6 notes, we may not actually see those hauling figures for a couple more months. But that’s for a very good reason.
“We may not see numbers until the other manufactures release their 2019 numbers. As they say, ‘the first liar doesn’t stand a chance.'”
YoGeorge agrees with that educated guess. And he expounds on it as well.
“Great point. We already know the towing specs within 100-200 lbs. Horsepower will be ~300 plus or minus. The final specs are likely yet to be settled based on what the competition says their specs are gonna be so Ford can have the highest gasoline powered towing capacity/horsepower for a mid-sized pickup.”
Resident Australian Fingers 351 chimes in with what the Ranger is lugging down under. Which is probably a pretty good indication of what it’ll tug here in the U.S.
“They are rated 3,500 KG towing in Australia with the 2.2 TDCi and 3.2 TDCi engines. That’s 7,700 lbs. We don’t get any gasoline engines in Ranger.”
If that’s the case, the 2019 Ford Ranger will obviously be quite the capable mid-sizer. But heaving around that kind of weight would also put it directly in competition with the F-150. And that has 2.7EcoBoost a little skeptical.
“A SuperCrew F-150 2.7 4×4 Ecoboost weighs approx 4,850 lbs and tows 8,000 lbs with 3.73 gears. I would think Ford would set the Ranger at 7,000lb to not overlap the F-150, but who knows. I would be happy with a 6,500 lbs legitimate towing capacity on the Ranger SuperCrew 4×4.”
As would we. But at this point, it looks like we might just have a Ranger capable of lugging around just as much weight as a similarly equipped F-150. And for those looking for a slightly smaller pickup who still want to be able to pull some serious weight, that’s not such a bad thing. But still, we want to know what you think. Head over here and tell us what kind of weight you think Ford’s new Ranger will haul!