The 4Runner is rated for 5k towing, but I'm not sure it would actually deliver a better towing experience than the Bronco. Especially at elevation, the NA V6 is not going to be fast.I was disappointed in the measly 3500 lb towing capacity. My Polaris General with hard cab loaded with accessories and my trailer are way over that. Then add the Rocky Mountains!
I hate to leave Ford but may have to look elsewhere
Are you in the PNW? Definitely a PNW boat! I'm hoping they raise it as well, if I can't tow my Weldcraft I'll unfortunately need to look elsewhere. Currently pull it with my Xterra that is rated to tow 5000lbsIs the Bronco 2.7 ecoboost sharing the same motor as the F150? If so the stock F150 2.7 eco boost has a tow rating of 8500lbs. Given the tire size, gearing and lift may affect the rating but I think it will be capable of towing a min 5000lbs. I would love to be able to tow my North River Commander.
As many have said, the tow rating is 3,500 lbs for all trims. Payload capacity is 1,370 lbs. I expect the actual vehicle weight to be in the low 4,000 lb range with a GVWR in the mid 5,000 lb range.These numbers are very important to me. I am surprised Ford did not make them available at launch.
What it'll tow and what it's rated for are 2 different things... it'll probably move 10,000 lbs better than an early 90s f250... but the fact of the matter is, at 3600lbs if you get in a wreck, your insurance is gonna take one look at it and tell ya good luck.more towing means stiffer suspension, so its not without its sacrifices.
realistically, itll tow 4000lbs anyway, might not want to go through the rockies for 500miles... but itll get the boat out of the launch.
it is all preliminary information right now, but like others have said, the max tow rating has more to do with suspension, frame, wheelbase, weight, and how the hitch is installed way more than the power and torque. The short wheelbase and suspension are what is limiting the max towing capacity. All of which is proved in the wrangler vs. the gladiator max tow ratings with the same engines and transmissions
First and foremost, the Bronco so far is only listed with a Class II hitch, which is itself only rated for 3,500lbs.what do you suppose is the limitation??
the new defender 90 with a similar horsepower and wheelbase is rated at over 8000#
and my long departed 96 disco (with a wheel base similar to the 2 dr bronco) was rated at 5500# high range and 7700# low range. with a measly 180 hp, it wasn't fast when towing.
damn! my hitch mounted bike rack is sized for class III !First and foremost, the Bronco so far is only listed with a Class II hitch, which is limited to 3,500lbs.
A Class III hitch would be needed for them to up the capacity past 3,500. (I'm hoping to see a class III option offered with a subsequent increase in capacity.)
They make adapters. I've towed flat trailers with 2 5/16 balls with my Outback....damn! my hitch mounted bike rack is sized for class III !