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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-19-2018, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Possible Tow Rating

Don't you just hate it when models are released and they don't give you the full specs? It just leaves us hanging and guessing!
Towing capabilities is important and they only mentioned the Smart Trailer Tow connector as an additional feature,nothing about the tow rating. We can only take a guess based on what they said about the Ranger delivering segment-leading towing capacity.

So the diesel Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon are currently sitting at the top with 7,700 pounds, which means the Ranger should be able to tow at least that much. I suppose that's enough to tow a small loaded camper or boat.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-19-2018, 12:27 PM
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Rumor has it that the Rangers towing capacity should be similar to that of its competitors, however it does seem that Ford is dedicating more of the focus towards the trucks payload capacity. The various performance upgrades found in the FX4 trim seem to indicate an upgraded suspension and tire set.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-19-2018, 01:58 PM
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There's some articles online claiming that new Ranger should be able to tow around 7,100 pounds depending on the trim level that you opt for. But as said above it seems Ford is more interested in a high payload cap. Wondering if due to that lack of diesel options if the Rangers towing capacity will be lower than that of its rivals.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2018, 12:45 PM
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I couldn't find any mention of the 7,100 pound tow rating. Didn't expect it to be lower than its rivals, though that could be the numbers for the entry level model and the range topping engine offering could offer somewhere around 7,700 pounds.
Perhaps the payload could be similar to the Rangers already sold elsewhere?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2018, 08:10 AM
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While this is all speculation at this point, the estimated tow rating can be found here.2019 Ford Ranger: What to Expect From the New Small Truck - Motor Trend Canada

This is all likely to change once we have confirmation of the Rangers power output and variation amongst trim levels. It'll also be interesting to see if once the Raptor variant is confirmed, how much more capable it may be.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2018, 04:19 PM
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Could be an exciting time for this segment because the biggest edge Ford can have here is towing capacity to further pull in people who needed some of what the F150 offers but not everything. If towing is just want you wanted but not the size then the Ranger is for you.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-08-2018, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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We could just look at the outgoing Ranger's capacity for a good idea of what's to come in the new Ranger bound for North America. The one sold in the UK has a payload of over 1 tonne and a 3,500kg towing capability. That's with a towing axle.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-09-2018, 08:20 AM
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I think its safe to assume that the Ranger will deliver something pretty close to what's offered in its rivals. Seeing as how early buyers are stuck with one engine and transmission, they cant afford to be outdone in any of its performance/utility offerings. Let's hope they are able to exceed the specs currently offered and give buyers one more reason to go Ford.
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I think its safe to assume that the Ranger will deliver something pretty close to what's offered in its rivals. Seeing as how early buyers are stuck with one engine and transmission, they cant afford to be outdone in any of its performance/utility offerings. Let's hope they are able to exceed the specs currently offered and give buyers one more reason to go Ford.
Overseas there's the Nissan Narava that gets up to 370 torque which to me will position Ford well if they can achieve that or beat it. Best way to position this truck is as a a "Ford 750" if you know what I mean. So far it seem to be that.
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