Exploring the 2021 Ford Ranger Towing Capacity

April 1st, 2021 by

As a midsize truck, the 2021 Ford Ranger towing capacity is an impressive 7,500 pounds! This figure has remained the same since the 2019 model, giving Derby drivers a sense of consistent performance from the Ford Ranger. Combine that with the Ranger’s best-in-class payload of 1,860 pounds, along with their already outstanding efficiency when it comes to miles per gallon, and you can be proud that you decided on the Ford Ranger as your next vehicle. Learn more about the new Ranger with us, or contact us to schedule a test drive so that you can experience it for yourself. 

What is the Ford Ranger Towing Capacity?

No matter which configuration to select from, you can expect a towing rating of 7,500 pounds from the standard 2.3L EcoBoost® Engine. It is rated for 270 hp, and 310 lb-ft of torque, but that isn’t all that makes the Ford Ranger such a reliable source of towing. And with an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city / 26 mpg highway, the 2021 Ford Ranger proves it can be just as efficient as it can be strong. The only thing to keep in mind is that the payload depends upon if you select the 4×2 option or 4×4 drivetrain, as well as the selected cab and bed size.

Other performance-enhancing features that you can expect from Ranger include: 

  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Electronic Shift-on-the-Fly (ESOF) with Neutral Towing Capability (4×4 only)
  • Trailer towing – 4-pin wiring, ball mounting provisions in the rear bumper
  • Electronic Power-Assist Steering (EPAS) Electric Motor
  • Available Hill Descent Control™ within Trail Control™ system

How Well Can the Ford Ranger Handle Off-Road?

The Ford Ranger towing capacity isn’t the only thing that is noteworthy about what it is capable of, as it can take to the dirt and trails just as easily as it can the highways toward El Dorado. You can take advantage of the following features to improve the capabilities of your Ford Ranger when it goes off-road: 

  • Double A-arm independent front suspension
  • Two-stage parabolic rear leaf springs
  • FX4 Off-Road Package, which includes all-terrain tires, tuned off-road monotube shocks, electronic-locking rear differential, and more
  • Terrain Management System™ with four selectable drive modes

Experience the Ford Ranger Towing Capacity at Don Hattan Dealerships

Ready to experience what the Ford Ranger can do for yourself? After you’ve taken the Ranger for a test drive near Newton, you’ll be able to speak to our finance department which is eager to help you drive home in a 2021 Ford Ranger today, or in any of our other Ford lineup of new vehicles.


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