What is the 2023 Ford Ranger towing capacity? Best New updated.

2023 Ford Ranger towing capacity chart

The 2023 Ford Ranger pickup is reinforced by decades of happenings with its impressive payload and 2.3L EcoBoost engine meaning that can go practically anywhere and do just about anything with confidence. The 2023 Ranger offers a commanding view of the road from its thoughtfully designed cabin. In this article, you will find all the detailed information on the new 2023 Ford Ranger towing capabilities, packages, payload capacity, and trim levels.

2023 Ford Ranger trim levels 2023 Ford Ranger towing capacity
Ford Ranger XL 7,500 lbs.
Ford Ranger XLT 7,500 lbs.
Ford Ranger LARIAT 7,500 lbs.
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. 
2023 Ford Ranger towing capacity

2023 Ford Ranger XL towing capacity

The 2023 Ford Ranger XL includes all the essential features that make the Ranger pickup the right choice for every next adventure. Powered by the standard 2.3L EcoBoost Engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology. Add some style to the Ranger XL with STX Special Edition and FX4 Off-Road available appearance packages. The highlighted features are 10-speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission, FordPass Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, and Ford Co-Pilot 360 Technology.

2023 Ford Ranger towing capacity

2023 Ford Ranger XLT towing capacity

The 2023 Ford Ranger XLT gets new style and functionality for the next adventure over rugged terrain. The XLT includes all Ranger XL features along with new features like premium cloth seats, SYNC® 3 with an 8’’ touchscreen, and more. It can be Level up even further with the available XLT Black Appearance Package or outfit the Ranger XLT with the available Tremor Off-Road Package. The highlighted features are Seats with premium Cloth Bucket Front, Available Tech Package, Available Splash Package, and available 8-way Driver and 6-way Front Passenger Seats.

2023 Ford Ranger towing capacity

2023 Ford Ranger LARIAT towing capacity

The 2023 Ford Ranger LARIAT is top of the line model that experiences adventure in style with the all comforts you’ll want on your next expedition, such as ambient lighting, a power-sliding rear window, and 18″ wheels. Choose different available appearance packages for added style. Or, the available LARIAT Chrome Package for extra shine. The highlighted features are Tremor Off-Road Package, Leather-Trimmed Front Bucket Seats, B&O Sound System by Banf & Olufsen with HD Radio (10 Speakers including subwoofer; SuperCrew only), and LED Lighting.

2023 Ford Ranger towing capacity

2023 Ford Ranger Super Cab towing capacity

The 2023 Ford Ranger SuperCab can fit two up front in its bucket seats and two in the rear. Standard under-seat storage keeps your gear organized, and if you need extra room, there’s a standard 6-ft bed. The store is even more on XL with the optionable rear seat.

Drive Type4×24×4
Engine with Automatic Transmission2.3L EcoBoost® I-42.3L EcoBoost® I-4
Wheelbase126.8 in.126.8 in.
Axle Ratio3.733.73
GCWR12,150 lbs.12,400 lbs.
Maximum Conventional Towing Capabilities7,500 lbs.7,500 lbs.
2023 Ford Ranger towing capacity

2023 Ford Ranger Super Crew towing capacity

The 2023 Ford Ranger’s four full-size doors make comfortably accommodate five passengers inside the ample Ranger SuperCrew pickup cabin is easy.

Drive Type4×24×4Tremor 4×4
Engine with Automatic Transmission2.3L EcoBoost® I-42.3L EcoBoost® I-42.3L EcoBoost® I-4
Wheelbase126.8 in.126.8 in.126.8 in.
Axle Ratio3.733.733.73
GCWR12,250 lbs.12,500 lbs.12,500 lbs.
Maximum Conventional Towing Capabilities*7,500 lbs.7,500 lbs.7,500 lbs.
2023 Ford Ranger towing capacity

2023 Ford Ranger Payload capacity

Drive Type4×2/4×44×2/4×4Tremor 4×4
GVWR6,050/6,050 lbs.6,050/6,050 lbs.6,050 lbs.
Maximum Payload Capabilities1,905/ 1,696lbs.1,818/1,609 lbs.1,478 lbs.

2023 Ford Ranger Frontal Area Considerations

VehicleTrailer Frontal Area Limitations/ConsiderationsWith
Ford Ranger 30 sq. ft.Without Trailer Tow Package
55 sq. ft.With Trailer Tow Package
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2023 Ford Ranger towing capacity

2023 Ford Ranger Packages

  • Tremor Off-Road Package: This package installation makes the already outstanding Ranger even more brutal. The package includes Ford Trail Control™ and the Terrain Management System which builds confidence to go off the beaten path. The Tremor Package includes skid plates, FOX shocks, and a modified heavy-duty suspension for increased ground clearance. It requires a SuperCrew 4×4 model (optional on XLT and LARIAT trims).
  • Trailer Tow Package: This increases Ford Ranger towing capacity for your biggest adventures. Haul up to 7,500 pounds on the Class IV hitch with a 4/7 pin connector. Max towing changes and is based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories, and number of passengers.
  • Black Appearance Package: With this package installed it adds black accents for visual flair and a tough spray-in bed liner for even more capability.
  • Sport Appearance Package: The Ranger’s sporty looks are enhanced to take on adventure and look good. 
  • Chrome Appearance Package: Chrome bumpers and fog lamps add class to a powerful machine that is available in the Ranger XL model.
  • STX Special Edition Appearance Package: It includes everything from the STX Appearance Package, adding Dual-Zone Climate Control and an 8-inch SYNC 3® screen. Comfort and control, which are needed most.
  • STX Appearance Package: It adds bold styling elements to the Ranger XL model. Included in the package are 17-inch silver-painted aluminum wheels, fog lamps, a box decal, and premium cloth Ebony seats.

2023 Ford Ranger Trailer Towing Guide

  1. The weight on the trailer tongue should be 10-15% of the weight of the loaded trailer.
  2. If you tow a trailer over long distances, your vehicle will need more frequent servicing.
  3. Practice turning, stopping, and backing up before starting your trip to become familiar with how your vehicle and trailer handle together. Make wider turns to ensure the trailer wheels clear curbs and obstacles.
  4. Leave more distance for stopping when you have a trailer attached.
  5. To help cool the engine/transmission and improve air conditioning efficiency when stopped in hot weather, put the gearshift in “P” (automatic transmission) or neutral (manual transmission).
  6. Towing trailers beyond the recommended weight limits could cause damage to your engine, transmission, and vehicle structure. It may also lead to loss of control and rollover.
  7. Do not exceed the lowest weight capacity for your vehicle or trailer hitch. Overloading can affect the stability, control, and handling of your vehicle.
  8. Avoid modifying the trailer hitch as it could reduce its rating. Don’t cut, drill, weld, or alter the hitch.
  9. Make sure the weight on the tow ball stays within the recommended range at all times.
  10. Only tow a trailer with electric brakes if your vehicle has a compatible aftermarket electronic trailer brake controller.
  11. Place loads low and in the center of the trailer axle for better stability when the vehicle is not carrying any other cargo.
  12. After driving 50 miles (80 km), thoroughly check your hitch, electrical connections, and trailer wheel lug nuts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which 2023 Ranger can tow 7500 lbs?

The 2023 Ford Ranger comes in three different trim levels XL, XLT, and LARIAT it offers plenty of exciting new features. With the optional tow package, its maximum towing capacity is 7,500 pounds when equipped properly. Its maximum payload capacity is 1,905 pounds.

Is the 2023 Ford Ranger any good for towing?

The new 2023 Ford popular 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine is included in Ranger for its towing capability, where all trim levels are equipped with the same trailer tow package, which gives the trucks an impressive 7,500 pounds hauling capacity.

Does the 2023 Ford Ranger come with a tow package?

This 2023 updated Ranger pickup truck features a trailer tow package that allows for 7,500 pounds of towing capacity and accessories that include a 7-wire harness and 4-/7-pin connector, a hitch receiver, and tow and haul mode capabilities.

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