2010 Ford Ranger towing capacity chart
The 2010 Ford RANGER boasts over 25 years of proven durability and reliability with a bold design, better, and 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 2010 Ford Ranger towing capacity in detail.
|2010 Ford Ranger trim levels||2010 Ford Ranger towing capacity|
|Ford Ranger XL||1,320 – 5,760 lbs.|
|Ford Ranger XLT||1,320 – 5,760 lbs.|
|Ford Ranger SPORT||3,120 – 5,580 lbs.|
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2010 Ford Ranger Engine Specs
The 2010 Ford Ranger has a two-engine option to choose from the standard 2.3L DOHC I-4 engine with 143 horsepower and a 4.0L V6 engine with 238 lb.-ft. torque. A proven engine makes Ranger an adventure machine, providing excellent torque for towing or climbing trails. The versatile and powerful gas powertrain in the Midsize Pickup class comes paired with the 5-speed manual and automatic transmission and which is able to optimize gear advances and quick shifting. 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.
|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|
2010 Ford Ranger Regular Cab 4X2 towing capacity
|2.3L DOHC 16-VALVE I-4 Engine||Axle Ratio||GCWR||Max Loaded Trailer Weight (lbs.)|
|Manual transmission||3.73 or 4.10||4,800||1,540|
2010 Ford Ranger SuperCab 4X2 towing capacity
All 2010 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.
|2.3L DOHC I-4 Engine||Axle Ratio||GCWR||Max Loaded Trailer Weight (lbs.)|
|Manual transmission||3.73 or 4.10||4,800||1,320|
|4.0L 12-VALVE V6 Engine||Axle Ratio||GCWR||Max Loaded Trailer Weight (lbs.)|
2010 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||3,120|
|Automatic transmission||3.73 or 4.10||9,500||5,580|
2010 Ford Ranger trims
Available in three trims XL, XLT, and Sport the 2010 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. With updated and new standard features across the lineup, Let’s find out more about all the details on the 2010 Ford Ranger trim levels below.
2010 Ford Ranger XL towing capacity
The 2010 Ford Ranger XL includes all the essential features that make the Ranger pickup the right choice for every next adventure. The highlighted features are 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive, Black H-bar grille, Black front & rear bumpers, Black door handles and side view mirrors, 15″ 7-spoke silver-painted steel wheels with P225/70R15 all-season BSW tires, AM/FM stereo with clock, Manual windows & door locks, Black rugged vinyl floor covering, Vinyl 60/40 split seat, Trailer tow hitch receiver, Fuel tank skid plate, Rear folding jump seats. The maximum towing capacity of the 2010 Ford XL trim is between 1,320 to 5,760 pounds when properly equipped.
2010 Ford Ranger XLT towing capacity
The 2010 Ford Ranger XLT includes all Ranger XL features, plus more than ergonomics. The highlighted features are a Chrome H-bar grille, Body-color front & rear bumpers, Black leather-wrapped steering wheel with tilt and cruise control, Color carpeted front floor mats, AM/FM stereo/single-CD player with MP3/SAT radio capability, audio input jack, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Power Equipment Group with power windows, door locks, side view mirrors, remote keyless entry system, Cloth 60/40 split seat, Sun visors with driver map strap, Fog lamps, Tow hooks, and Heavy-duty shock absorbers. When equipped properly 2010 Ford Ranger XLT can tow up to 5,760 pounds.
2010 Ford Ranger Sport towing capacity
The 2010 Ford Ranger Sport trim is top of a line model that experiences adventure in style. 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 3,120 to 5,580 pounds when equipped properly.
2010 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|
|4.0L V6 Engine|
|4.0L V6 Engine|
|Max. Payload capacity||1,160||1,400||1,100||1,270|
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.)||1,430||1,400|
2010 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 2010 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). Tow up to 5760 lbs. with the V6, or up to 2200 lbs. with the I-4 engine.
- Trailer Hitch Assembly -2″ Receiver.
- Trailer Hitch Balls/Drawbars.
The 2010 Ranger provides high levels of safety and security via the Ford Personal Safety System all included as standard equipment on all models. Whether in Regular or SuperCab form, it rates the full 5 Stars for the driver and 4 Stars for the passenger in crash tests conducted by the NHTSA. The dual-stage front airbags and seat-mounted side airbags are designed to provide head and chest protection. AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control) is the only brake-based electronic stability control system that uses a dedicated, gyroscopic roll-rate sensor to monitor vehicle motion. The Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), and All-Speed Traction Control automatically apply the brakes and modifies engine power to help keep all four wheels firmly planted.
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- 56.5″-LONG REAR LEAF SPRINGS: Ideal for axle control and a smooth, balanced ride while hauling a load.
- ELECTRONIC SHIFT-ON-THE-FLY (ESOF) TRANSFER CASE: Without stopping, select the ideal drive simply by turning a switch. Standard on all 4x4s.
- TORSION-BAR FRONT SUSPENSION: Long-wheel travel makes for outstanding off-road capability. Standard on all 4x4s and SPORT 4×2.
- FULLY BOXED FRONT FRAME RAILS: Major components of the rock-solid, steel ladder frame. Standard.
- TWIN-TUBE, CELLULAR-GAS RANCHO SHOCKS: Makes for some serious off-road performance. Available on XLT and SPORT 4x4s.
- STEEL SKID PLATE: Provides heavy-duty protection for suspension underpinnings. Standard on SuperCab 4x2s.
2010 Ford Ranger trailer towing guide
- The trailer tongue weight should be 10–15% of the loaded trailer weight.
- 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 2010 Ford Ranger pull?
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 5,760 pounds when properly equipped. The 2010 Ford Ranger a midsize pickup that’s built for dependability, and capability, effortlessly keeps up with all.
Can a 2010 Ford Ranger pull a camper?
The 2010 Ford Ranger’s maximum tow capacity of 5,760 pounds when equipped properly, and the 4.0 L V6 engine delivers 207 hp and 238 lb-ft of torque. The maximum payload capacity is 1,430 lbs. varies based on the 4×2 or 4×4 drive train, cab style, and bed size. It can tow most types of campers, including pop-up trailers, travel trailers, teardrop trailers, airstreams, and small/medium fifth wheels.
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