2019 Ford Ranger Towing Capacity (All Variations)

If you have a 2019 Ford Ranger and need to know your truck’s towing capacity, you have come to the right place.

Here you will find all the GCWRs and max trailer towing weights suggested by Ford. The information is combined with the 2019 Ford Ranger eBrochure and the 2019 Ford Trailer Towing Guide.

The 2019 Ford Ranger has a max trailer towing capacity of 7,500 lbs for all variations with the Trailering Package. Any Ranger without the Trailering Package can only support 3,500 lbs.

Ford says that the tongue weight for any towing should be no more than 10% of the trailer weight. So this should be taken into account when setting up your trailer.

Though I tried to make this information as accurate as possible, you should always check your manual or contact your local dealer to determine the appropriate towing capacity of your vehicle and necessary equipment.

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Trims

There are three trims in the 2019 Ranger series.

  • XL
  • XLT
  • Lariat

The main differences between these trims are the mechanical features, appearance options, and packages.

All the differences can be seen in the e-brochure.

Cab and Bed Sizes

The cab can either be a SuperCab or SuperCrew.

The SuperCab and SuperCrew can support two different rows of passengers.

The SuperCab is slightly smaller than the SuperCrew in length, rear-seat space, and rear door sizes.

Bed Sizes

There are two bed lengths available in the 2019 Ford Ranger. There is a 6 ft and 5 ft bed.

The 6 ft bed is only available on the SuperCab while the 5 ft bed is only available on the SuperCrew.

Packages

The Ford Ranger has one towing trailer package available. This is the Trailer Tow Package (53R). This package is required for towing trailers, weighing over 3,500 lbs and up to 7,500 lbs.

A couple of things come standard on the 2020 Ranger, such as the 4-pin Wiring Trailer Harness and Trailer Sway Control.

Trailer Tow Package (Code 53R)

The Ford Ranger Trailer Tow Package comes with:

  • 4-pin/7-pin Wiring Harness
  • Class IV Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • Tow/Haul Mode

Towing Capacity by Engine

There is only one engine available on the 2019 Ford Ranger. This is the 2.3 L EcoBoost I4 engine with 270 hp and 310 lb.-ft of torque.

2.3L ECOBOOST L4

The 2.3 L EcoBoost L4 engine is a 10-speed automatic transmission engine with an axle ratio of 3.73. Its towing capacity ranges from 3,500 – 7,500 lbs.

Trailer Towing
Package
Towing CapacityGVWR
Supercab
4×2/4×4
3,5008,650/8,900
Supercab
4×2/4×4
x7,50012,150/12,400
Supercrew
4×2/4×4
3,5008,750/9,000
Supercrew
4×2/4×4
x7,50012,250/12,500
2019 Ford Ranger 2.3L Ecoboost l4 Engine Towing Capacity

2019 Ford Ranger Towing Capacity Chart

The following chart is from the trailer tow guide from the Ford brochure. The maximum towing capacity for the 2019 Ford Ranger is 7,500 lbs.

2019 FORD RANGER TOWING CAPACITY CHART
2019 FORD RANGER TOWING CAPACITY CHART

Payload Capacity

The best way to check the payload capacity is to find the GVWR listed on the certification sticker inside the driver’s side door. But they are mentioned in the e-brochure and trailering guide.

The total maximum payload capacity in all of the 2019 Ranger is 1,860 lbs.

Payload CapacityGVWR
Supercab
4×2/4×4
1,860/1,6506,050/6,050
Supercrew
4×2/4×4
1,770/1,5606,050/6,050
2019 Ford Ranger 2.3L Ecoboost l4 Engine Payload Capacity

Rear Step Bumper Towing vs. Hitch Receiver Towing

However, even if you have a hitch receiver, this does not mean you can tow the above capacities. You first need a proper hitch receiver (Class IV) and a weight-distributing trailer hitch if towing above 5,000 lbs.

You can, however, tow with the 2019 Ford Ranger through a step bumper ball hitch. This can hold up to 5,000 lbs (with a weight-carrying trailer).

In either case with a weight-carrying trailer or weight-distributing trailer, the tongue weight should not exceed 10% of the total trailer weight (according to the Trailer Tow Guide).

Weight Carrying Trailer Capacity
(Max Tongue Load)
Rear bumper3,500 lbs
(300 lbs)
Hitch Receiver7500 lbs
(750 lbs)
Max Tongue Load and Trailer Capacity for Rear Step Bumper and Hitch Receivers on 2019 Ford Ranger

Additional Resources

Conclusion

Ford states that the 2019 Ford Ranger has a max towing capacity of 3,500 to 7,500 lbs.

Though this guide provides good guidance on how much you can tow with your 2019 Ford Ranger, you should always calculate your own towing capacity.

Not sure how? Read: How is Towing Capacity Calculated? Here you will find a helpful calculator as well.

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