BUT I WANT MAH V8 AND I WANNA TOW AND GO OFF ROAD.Lifted, high clearance vehicles with generally a more narrow track and shorter wheelbase needed for real off-road maneuverability and duty generally make poor tow vehicles. It is not a matter of horsepower strictly speaking but one of stability. If the Bronco is going to quote Ford go toe to toe with the Wrangler off-road then I doubt it could have a significantly higher tow capacity without severely compromising off-road capability. It is physics, not magic.
The Gladiator has a higher tow limit as I suspect maybe a Bronco PU would have, if it ever really come to fruition. Nothing but vaporware so far and big talk by the Blue Oval.
I think some of you guys just really want a big PU truck with Bronco decals on it. There are already plenty of good tow vehicles available, what there is not plenty of is truly off-road capable vehicle, the Wrangler being the only one left. Well, the Tacoma is pretty capable as is the 4Runner but last I checked, their tops do not come off nor do the doors.
My 14yo Tacoma does not break a sweat towing our BW Outrage, both truck and boat loaded to the gills. Made many long distance, cross country tows.
Exactly. If I wanted a pickup, I'd buy a pickup. I don't understand why that's so difficult to understand.the Tacoma is pretty capable as is the 4Runner but last I checked, their tops do not come off nor do the doors.
BUT I WANT MAH ESCAPE WITH A VERTICAL WINDSHIELD AND A LIFT KITBUT I WANT MAH V8 AND I WANNA TOW AND GO OFF ROAD.
^People who don’t understand towing wanting the “full size” bronco.
Ford has never said that. The dealer meeting in NV in Nov last year had a PowerPoint slide that just said "beat Jeep" -- we don't know if that means sales volume, off road capability, number of paint colors offered, road manners etc etc etc because _Ford_ has never told us what purpose or goal they have for the Bronco.Exactly. If I wanted a pickup, I'd buy a pickup. I don't understand why that's so difficult to understand.
But really, Ford may SAY that the Bronco is going to be a direct jeep competitor, but we know it's going to be wider, will likely be longer, and ultimately will not be as off-road capable..
No, they haven't. Not even remotely. Ford has said absolutely nothing about what the intend the Bronco to compete with. Nothing about what it is supposed to be capable of, beyond meaningles marketing fluff (i.e. "way beyond the city")....
Ford has said that the Bronco would have capabilities and features similar to the Wrangler .... .
3,500 lb curb weight? No, but Grand Cherokee, VW Touareg, and Porsche Cayenne are 2-row, shortish wheelbase SUVs that tow 7500+ lbsDoes a mid sized SUV that weighs about 3500 pounds, has a super short wheel base and tows close to twice it's weight currently even exist?
Talk about tail wagging the dog.
My take?Does anyone have any idea or educated guesses what the towing capacity for the Bronco will be like? The Wrangler's towing capacity is pretty abysmal at 3000lbs, and if it's that low, I won't bother waiting and I'll just go get a Ranger. But considering it's based on the ranger's platform which is rated for 7500lbs, and it's been spotted benchmarking with the Toyota 4Runner, which is rated at 5000lbs (relatively close to the Tacoma at 6800lbs), so I (optimistically) don't think a 6000lb or so towing capacity is too terribly unrealistic. I just really want to be able to tow my Mustang with a full truck and not have to worry about it. Would also love to tow my other car along with the Mustang, but I know that's a bit much to ask for
What do yall think?
we have a grand Cherokee, trust me it drives like a full sized Tahoe. They are not the small mid sized SUV’s they used to be from early 90’s till the 2004 models. Ours has the hemi 5.7 and 4x4 and it’s MAX towing ability is only 7200 pounds, weighs almost 6,000 pounds and off roads like crap compared to our old 2004 overland with solid axles.3,500 lb curb weight? No, but Grand Cherokee, VW Touareg, and Porsche Cayenne are 2-row, shortish wheelbase SUVs that tow 7500+ lbs
ETA: didn't realize this thread was so old, but still ...
Why?...Manual trans will drop both towing capacities by at least 500 lbs.