2009 Ford Ranger towing capacity chart
The 2009 Ford RANGER is big on capability, reliability, durability, and value, too just as tough as ever. The compact pickup truck gives a new definition from a striking front-end layout, an intelligently refined interior, and cutting-edge technology. Whether carrying serious gear or towing your favorite trailer, with amazing cargo capabilities and the payload is the ultimate off-road vehicle. In this article let’s take a look at the trim, cab styles, options, and the 2009 Ford Ranger towing capacity in detail.
|2009 Ford Ranger trim levels||2009 Ford Ranger towing capacity|
|Ford Ranger XL||1,420 – 6,000 lbs.|
|Ford Ranger XLT||1,420 – 6,000 lbs.|
|Ford Ranger SPORT||1,520 – 5,680 lbs.|
|Ford Ranger FX4 Off-Road||3,140 – 5,600 lbs.|
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2009 Ford Ranger Engine Specs
The 2009 Ford Ranger has a two-engine option to choose from the standard 2.3L DOHC I-4 engine with 143 horsepower that for the best mileage numbers and a 4.0L V6 engine is an optional engine that delivers maximum towing, hauling and rock-crawling capability with 207 horsepower. A proven engine makes Ranger an adventure machine, providing excellent torque for towing or climbing trails. Whether you choose the 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain or explore the three trims, you’ll find a towing capacity that is beyond impressive of any pickup truck.
|Engine Type||2.3L DOHC 16-VALVE I-4 Engine||4.0L 12-VALVE V6 Engine|
|Maximum Power||143 hp@ 5,250rpm||207 hp@ 5,250rpm|
|Maximium Torque||154 lb.-ft.@ 3,750rpm||238 lb.-ft.@ 3,000rpm|
2009 Ford Ranger Regular Cab 4X2 towing capacity
|2.3L DOHC 16-VALVE I-4 Engine||Box Size||Axle Ratio||GCWR||Max. Loaded Trailer Weight (lbs.)|
|Manual transmission||6′ Box||3.73 or 4.10||4,800||1,580|
|Manual transmission||7′ Box||3.73 or 4.10||4,800||1,540|
|Automatic transmission||6′ Box||4.10||5,500||2,240|
|Automatic transmission||7′ Box||4.10||5,500||2,220|
|4.0L 12-VALVE V6 Engine||Box Size||Axle Ratio||GCWR||Max. Loaded Trailer Weight (lbs.)|
|Automatic transmission||7′ Box||3.55||9,500||6,000|
2009 Ford Ranger SuperCab 4X2 towing capacity
All 2009 Ford Ranger SuperCab models are equipped in the back with folding jump seats which makes for a whole lot of leg room or cargo space. Up front, the 60/40 split seat makes way for 3 across. A 4-door optional SuperCab gives rear passengers their own doors and jump seats. This cab style provides easy access, plus room to bring along a couple of passengers or secure storage for your valuable gear.
|2.3L DOHC I-4 Engine||Axle Ratio||GCWR||Max. Loaded Trailer Weight (lbs.)|
|Manual transmission||3.73 or 4.10||4,800||1,420|
|4.0L 12-VALVE V6 Engine||Axle Ratio||GCWR||Max. Loaded Trailer Weight (lbs.)|
2009 Ford Ranger SuperCab 4X4 towing capacity
|4.0L 12-VALVE V6 Engine||Axle Ratio||GCWR||Max. Loaded Trailer Weight (lbs.)|
|Manual transmission||3.73 or 4.10||7,000||3,140|
|Automatic transmission||3.73 or 4.10||9,500||5,600|
2009 Ford Ranger trims
A wide selection of body styles, trim levels, and options lets you build the truck that fits your work style and your lifestyle. Available in four trim levels XL, XLT, Sport, and FX4 OFF-ROAD the 2009 Ranger is enhanced to provide greater fuel efficiency. The Ford Ranger is built to keep up with you by offering the durability and pulling power you need for your heavy-duty jobs. Let’s find out more about all the details on the 2009 Ford Ranger trim levels below.
2009 Ford Ranger XL towing capacity
The 2009 Ford Ranger XL trim includes all the essential features that make the Ranger pickup the right choice for every next adventure. The highlighted features are Black colored H-bar grille, 15″ 7-spoke silver-painted steel wheels with P225/70R15 all-season BSW tires, Heavy-duty shock absorbers, Personal Safety System with Front-Passenger Sensing System, AM/FM stereo with clock, Vinyl 60/40 split seat (cloth on SuperCab), SecuriLock® passive anti-theft ignition system, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Trailer tow receiver – Class III capability (when equipped with 4.0L V6), Electronic Shift-On-the-Fly (ESOF) and 2 skid plates (SuperCab 4×2). The maximum towing capacity of the 2009 Ford XL trim is between 1,420 to 6,000 pounds when properly equipped.
2009 Ford Ranger XLT towing capacity
The 2009 Ford Ranger XLT includes all Ranger XL features, plus more than ergonomics. The highlighted features are Air conditioning, Chrome H-bar grille, Body-color front, and rear bumpers, Color-coordinated carpet and carpeted front floor mats, AM/FM stereo/single-CD player with MP3/SAT radio capability, Cloth 60/40 split seat, Fog lamps, Tow hooks, Rear jump seats (SuperCab 4-door V6 only) and Heavy-duty shock absorbers. When equipped properly 2009 Ford Ranger XLT can tow up to 6,000 pounds.
2009 Ford Ranger Sport towing capacity
The 2009 Ford Ranger Sport trim racks up style points and features a unique grille, body-color trim, and a range of wheels design and drivelines. The highlighted features are 16-in. Y-spoke cast-aluminum wheels, Skid plates, Body-color H-bar grille, Body-color front & rear bumpers, wheel-lip moldings, door handles and side view mirror caps, Black rugged vinyl floor covering, Full-size spare tire, Black side step bars, Sports bucket cloth seats with center floor console and storage. It can tow between a maximum of 1,520 to 5,680 pounds when equipped properly.
Regular Cab 4X2
|2.3L DOHC I-4 Engine||Box Size||Axle Ratio||GCWR||Max. Loaded Trailer Weight (lbs.)|
|Manual transmission||6′ Box||3.73 or 4.10||4,800||1,520|
|Automatic transmission||6′ Box||3.73 or 4.10||5,500||1,960|
|4.0L V6 Engine||Axle Ratio||GCWR||Max. Loaded Trailer Weight (lbs.)|
2009 Ford Ranger FX4 Off-Road towing capacity
The 2009 Ford Ranger FX4 OFF-ROAD trims include all the standard Ranger SPORT features, plus Electronic Shift-On-the-Fly (ESOF), 3 skid plates, a limited-slip rear differential, and Goodyear® Wrangler RT/S all-terrain tires as standard equipment. Ranger’s compact size is a big advantage on tight trails, and its substantial capabilities give you an edge in all your adventures.
The highlighted features are Power side view mirrors, Rancho®-branded heavy-duty gas shocks, 16″ Y-spoke cast-aluminum wheels with P255/70R16 all-terrain OWL tires, Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel with cruise control, Power Equipment Group with the remote keyless-entry system, Black rugged vinyl floor covering with front slush type floor mats, Privacy glass, Sport bucket seats with driver manual lumbar support, center floor console and storage and Vinyl rear jump seats (4-door). When equipped properly 2009 Ford Ranger FX4 Off-Road can tow up to 5,600 pounds.
2009 Ford Ranger Payload Capacity
The maximum payload for your vehicle appears on the Tire and Loading label. The label is either on the B-pillar or the edge of the driver’s door. The payload listed on the Tire and Loading Information label is the maximum payload for your vehicle as built by the assembly plant. If you install any additional equipment on your vehicle, you must determine the new payload. Subtract the weight of the equipment from the payload listed on the Tire and Loading label.
|Engine Type||2.3L DOHC I-4|
|2.3L DOHC I-4|
|2.3L DOHC I-4|
|4.0L V6 Engine|
|4.0L V6 Engine|
|Max. Payload capacity||1,180||1,160||1,260||1,340||1,380|
The appropriate loading capacity of your vehicle can be limited either by volume capacity or by payload capacity. Once you have reached the maximum payload of your vehicle, do not add more cargo, even if there is space available.
|Engine Type||4.0L V6 Engine|
|4.0L V6 Engine|
|Max. Payload capacity(lbs.)||1,600||1,520|
2009 Ford Ranger Trailer Tow Package
If you plan on doing a lot of towing along you’ll need the right accessories there are a number of towing accessories that are available. The 2009 Ford Ranger Trailer Tow Package comes with:
- Tow hooks(Rugged connections lend an assist (to trucks less capable). Standard on XLT and SPORT 4x4s.
- Trailer tow hitch receiver (Class III when equipped with 4.0L V6).
- Trailer Hitch Assembly -2″ Receiver.
- Trailer Hitch Balls/Drawbars.
Note: Always use the proper equipment for towing a trailer and make sure it is properly attached to your vehicle. Contact your authorized dealer or a reliable trailer dealer as soon as possible if you require assistance.
For towing trailers up to 2,000 lbs, use a weight-carrying hitch and ball which uniformly distributes the trailer tongue loads through the underbody structure. Do not install a single or multi-clamp type bumper hitch, or a hitch that attaches to the axle. Underbody-mounted hitches are acceptable if they are installed properly. Whenever a trailer hitch and hardware are removed, make sure all mounting holes in the underbody are properly sealed to prevent harmful gases or water from entering.
- Safety chains
Always connect the trailer’s safety chains to the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch. To connect the trailer’s safety chains, cross the chains under the trailer tongue and allow slack for turning corners. Also, remember not to attach safety chains to the bumper.
- Trailer brakes
Electric brakes and manual, automatic, or surge-type trailer brakes are safe if installed properly. The trailer brakes must meet local and Federal regulations. Do not connect a trailer’s hydraulic brake system directly to your vehicle’s brake system. Your vehicle may not have enough braking power and your chances of having a collision greatly increase. The braking system of the tow vehicle is rated for operation at the GVWR, not GCWR.
- Trailer lamps
Trailer lamps are required on most towed vehicles. Make sure all running lights, brake lights, turn signals, and hazard lights are working. Contact your authorized dealer or trailer rental agency for proper instructions and equipment for hooking up trailer lamps.
- Trailer tow connector
The trailer tow connector is located under the rear bumper, on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
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2009 Ford Ranger Trailer Towing Guide
- The trailer tongue weight should be 10–15% of the loaded trailer weight.
- If you tow a trailer for long distances, your vehicle will require more frequent service intervals.
- Practice turning, stopping, and backing up before starting on a trip to get the feel of the vehicle-trailer combination. When turning, make wider turns so the trailer wheels will clear curbs and other obstacles.
- Allow more distance for stopping with a trailer attached.
- To aid in engine/transmission cooling and A/C efficiency during hot weather while stopped in traffic, place the gearshift lever in P (Park) (automatic transmission) or neutral (manual transmission).
- Towing trailers beyond the maximum recommended GVWR or the GAWR specified could result in engine damage, transmission damage, structural damage, loss of vehicle control, and vehicle rollover.
- Do not exceed the lowest rating capacity for your vehicle or trailer hitch. Overloading your vehicle or trailer hitch can impair your vehicle’s stability, loss of control, and handling.
- Modifying the trailer hitch could reduce the hitch rating don’t cut, drill, weld, or modify the trailer hitch.
- Make sure that the vertical load on the tow ball is between the minimum and maximum recommended weight at all times.
- Do not tow a trailer fitted with electric trailer brakes unless your vehicle is fitted with a compatible aftermarket electronic trailer brake controller.
- Place loads as low as possible and central to the axle of your trailer for the best stability of the trailer in an unloaded vehicle.
- After you have traveled 50 miles (80 km), thoroughly check your hitch, electrical connections, and trailer wheel lug nuts.
Maximum capabilities shown are for properly equipped vehicles with the required equipment and a 150-lb. driver. The weight of additional options, equipment, passengers, and cargo must be deducted from this weight. Ranger does not have an electric brake wiring provision. It requires electric trailer brakes over a specified trailer weight. Towing trailers beyond the maximum recommended gross trailer weight exceeds the limit of the vehicle and could result in engine damage, transmission damage, structural damage, loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover and personal injury. For additional information, see your owner's manual.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much can a 2009 Ford Ranger XLT tow?
The 2009 Ford Ranger XLT trim with 2.3L DOHC I-4 engine (Regular Cab/SuperCab 2-door 4×2) and a 4.0L V6 engine (SuperCab 4-door). The maximum towing capacity is between 1,420 to 6,000 pounds when properly equipped.
What can a 2009 Ford Ranger tow?
With two powertrains available a 2.3L DOHC 16-VALVE I-4 and a more resourceful 4.0L 12-VALVE V6 engine, enables the Ranger to tow up to 6,000 pounds when properly equipped. The 2009 Ford Ranger can tow most types of campers, including pop-up trailers, travel trailers, teardrop trailers, airstreams, and small/medium fifth wheels.
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