Ford Bronco Towing Capacity

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It's time to pull up your bootstraps and get to towing like the beast you (and your SUV) are by learning all about the Ford Bronco towing capacity and that of its smaller sibling, the Ford Bronco Sport. Towing a ton of weight behind you is pretty intense, impressive, and just plain awesome. However, do you know what's not impressive? Towing unsafely. That's why you need to know exactly what your Ford Bronco or Ford Bronco Sport is rated to tow. Before you do any of that, you've got to get the beast itself: the new Ford Bronco for sale. The start of all your future adventures is just a few mouse scrolls away below.

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Ford Bronco Towing Capacity

2022 Ford Bronco Towing Capacity

Let's get one thing straight: Ford Bronco towing is an activity unlike any other. It's a pursuit for the toughest among us, and only the toughest SUVs can handle the task. Good thing the Ford Bronco towing capacity is up to it. You can tow up to 3,500 pounds across the entire Ford Bronco lineup when your vehicle is properly equipped. So, whether you get the base trim or go all-out for the Ford Bronco First Edition with all the extras and add-ons, you're still getting the maximum Ford Bronco towing capacity.

With your new Ford Bronco towing capacity comes a few stipulations, however. When you're setting out to tow, make sure you don't just measure the weight of what you're hooking up to your Ford Bronco but that you also measure the weight of what you're planning on putting on/in it (if applicable). If you want to tow a trailer, that's great, but don't forget to check the weight of what you're actually going to be putting in the trailer, too; otherwise, you risk major damage to all components involved.

2023 Ford Bronco Towing Capacity

The 2023 Ford Bronco is almost here, and we've heard some exciting news. There's a rumored classic-callback Heritage Edition on the horizon with some sweet vintage looks, and out over the dunes of the Baja peninsula, the Bronco Raptor is roaring to life. It'll offer a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine with a whopping 418 horsepower, but for now, the full 2023 Ford Bronco towing capacity specs have not been confirmed.

However, with a more powerful engine joining the lineup, it could rise to new heights. For now, though, we're certain that the 2023 Ford Bronco towing capacity will hit at least a 3,500-pound maximum when properly equipped.

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Ford Bronco Sport Towing Capacity

2022 Ford Bronco Sport Towing Capacity

The new Ford Bronco Sport for sale is a slightly smaller yet similarly capable SUV to its older sibling, the standard Ford Bronco. The Ford Bronco Sport towing capacity doesn't quite match up, but it gets close. Its numbers are especially impressive for a smaller SUV. On the Ford Bronco Sport Badlands and First Edition trims, you can tow a maximum of 2,200 pounds when you spring for the Class II Trailer Tow Package.1 Other trims can reach up to a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds with that same towing package.1

2023 Ford Bronco Sport Towing Capacity

When the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport arrives, we expect great things. Rumors are swirling that the upcoming Bronco Sport could offer a hybrid powertrain with improved efficiency and power. It could also offer some new off-road trims to help you dominate the wild and new features to keep you connected with civilization; no matter the case, it'll provide the same great practical mix of style and spaciousness.

Like its larger Bronco brother, more powerful specs could increase the Ford Bronco Sport towing capacity. However, with the same great powertrains still offered, the 2023 Ford Bronco Sport will be able to tow with at least 2,200 pounds at a maximum.1

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2022 Ford Bronco Engines

We love what we see from the Ford Bronco towing capacity as well as the Ford Bronco Sport towing capacity. So, what's under the hood allowing for these great numbers? Let's dive into the engine options for each model and see what's powering the impressive towing capacities.

Ford Bronco engines:

  • 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder: single exhaust, 4x4 drivetrain, seven-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission, produces up to 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque
  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6: single exhaust, 4x4 drivetrain, 10-speed automatic transmission, delivers up to 330 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque

Ford Bronco Sport engines:

  • 1.5L EcoBoost: dual exhaust, 4x4 drivetrain, eight-speed automatic transmission, makes up to 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque
  • 2.0L EcoBoost: dual exhaust, advanced 4x4 with twin-clutch rear drive unit, eight-speed automatic transmission & SelectShift with paddle shifters, produces up to 250 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque

FAQs To Consider

How much can the 2022 Ford Bronco tow?

The 2022 Ford Bronco is rated to tow up to 3,500 pounds1 no matter what trim you decide to hop into. Each trim is just as capable as the last as far as towing is concerned, so you don't have to worry about missing out on any extra towing capabilities by going with one trim over another.

How much can the 2 Ford Bronco Sport tow?

The Ford Bronco Sport is a smaller SUV overall than the Ford Bronco and has a smaller engine, too. Therefore, its tow ratings are slightly lower than the Ford Bronco at a maximum of 2,200 pounds1 with the two highest trim levels and the Class II Trailer Tow Package. Other models can still tow up to 2,000 pounds when equipped with the same package.

Can a 2022 Ford Bronco tow a boat?

If that boat weighs less than 3,500 pounds, it can. You're not going to be able to tow a hefty sailboat or cabin cruiser, but pontoon boats and small fiberglass or aluminum hulled fishing boats are usually fair game.

How can you improve the towing capacity of a Ford Bronco?

There are a lot of things you can do to safely improve your vehicle's towing capacity. We always recommend visiting service experts for equipment adjustments and upgrades. To increase your towing capacity, make sure you have the correct hitch (which will be no problem if you get the Class II Trailer Tow Package). You can also replace your axles with more heavy-duty versions, upgrade your braking system and suspension, and install a bigger radiator, if possible.

Tow a Ton Without Paying a Ton

Almost anything is possible with the Ford Bronco towing capacity. If you want to tow a ton without paying a ton, check into our Ford Bronco Sport lease deals or our offers on the standard Ford Bronco. Whenever you're ready to tow, we will be here to help you get started, and the Ford Bronco will be there to up the adventure every step of the way. Get in contact with us to get a Ford Bronco or Ford Bronco Sport and tow your heart out today.


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