Best Ford SUVs for Towing

By: Miller Hughes Ford Cornwall   |   31 Jul 2023

From hauling around heavy furniture to towing your boat or travel trailer during the summer, having a vehicle with sufficient towing power can be useful to Cornwall drivers. But what if you’re not exactly keen on becoming a pickup truck enthusiast? You’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of mid-sized to full-sized Ford SUVs that are just as powerful as they are family-friendly. From the rugged new Ford Bronco to the fuel-efficient Ford Escape, Miller Hughes Ford can help you find a Ford SUV that offers a unique towing capacity to support your lifestyle!

Ford Bronco

For adventurous families looking to bring along their toy haulers this summer, the Ford Bronco is up for the task and will make venturing off the beaten path all the more fun. This newly reintroduced 4x4 model brings serious off-road capability and modern innovations along with its storied nameplate. Equipped with your option of a turbocharged EcoBoost® engine, the 2023 Ford Bronco provides a towing capacity of 3,500 to 4,500 lbs, varying based on trim level and performance configurations.

Ford EcoSport


With a stylish exterior, comfortable interior, and maneuverable size, the Ford EcoSport offers a thrilling, agile drive along with its capable towing power. Even as a subcompact SUV, the EcoSport’s towing capacity ranges from 1,400 to 2,000 pounds, depending on its engine configuration: The 1.0L EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine allows the EcoSport to tow 1,400 lbs, while the 2.0L 4-cylinder, the EcoSport can tow 2,000 lbs.

Ford Escape

Whether you’re looking for an SUV with an efficient plug-in hybrid powertrain or a robust gas engine, the Ford Escape has an option for you. Your preferred powertrain will influence how much you can tow — the hybrid and plug-in hybrid Atkinson cycle engines can both tow up to 1,500 pounds. But if you’re looking to tow a small travel trailer or medium-sized boat, the 2023 Ford Escape can tow up to 3,500 lbs. when equipped with the 2.0L EcoBoost engine and Class II Trailer Tow Package.

Ford Expedition

If you’re planning on taking your travel trailer or fifth wheel out on the road, don’t think you need an F-150 to do the job. At its most powerful, the 2023 Ford Expedition has a maximum towing capacity of a whopping 9300 lbs., alongside a maximum payload of 1758 pounds. Plus, Expedition produces truck-like capability while trailering with tech like standard BLIS® (blind spot information system) with trailer coverage, integrated trailer brake controller, and available Pro Trailer Backup Assist.

Find Powerful SUVs at Miller Hughes Ford

No matter what you’re towing this summer, having a capable SUV to do the job is essential for your safety. Always be sure to check your trailer weight and factor in your cargo when determining your vehicle’s towing capacity. Have more questions about which SUV is right for you? Contact the team at Cornwall Ford today – we’ll be sure to answer any towing questions you might have!





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