2021 Ford Expedition Towing Capacity
The Ford Expedition is a rugged sport utility vehicle with a body-on-frame construction that sets it above many of the unibody crossover SUVs on the market today in terms of what it’s capable of doing. It continually competes for best in class in terms of power, performance, and capability, and its infotainment system is known as one of the best on the market. When it comes to getting out for adventure, drivers across Wilmington, New Castle, and Newark want to know how much trailer it can pull.
The Ford Expedition has a maximum towing capacity of 9,300 pounds, and our team at Sheridan Ford offers you this review of the 2021 Ford Expedition towing capacity.
Ford Expedition Powertrain Options
The Ford Expedition offers a single powertrain, but it has two configurations and, depending on which trim level you choose, different power figures. The Turbocharged V6 3.5-liter engine will—at the base level—net you 375 horsepower and can generate 470 lb-ft of torque for power and work. When you step it up to the top trim level, however, you get 400 horsepower with 480 lb-ft of torque out of the engine.
The Expedition is also available either in rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive and in two body configurations. The first is the base Expedition, and the second is the extended-length Expedition MAX. The choices you make will affect your maximum towing capacity.
Ford Expedition Trailer Towing Package
If you want to get the most out of your trailering, you’ll need to add the Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow package onto your vehicle. This nets you a heavy-duty radiator, trailer brake controllers, special 3.73 rear-axle gearing, and trailer backup assist with guidelines in your rearview camera to help you back up with a trailer attached. This helps you steer your trailer backward just by turning a knob. In addition, you’ll get trailer sway control and the AdvanceTrac® system with roll stability control to help keep everything moving and in control.
What’s the 2021 Ford Expedition Towing Capacity?
With rear-wheel drive and a short wheelbase, you get the maximum available towing capacity when properly equipped, at 9,300 pounds. With the four-wheel-drive short wheelbase, you get 9,200 pounds of towing capacity when properly equipped.
When you go with the long wheelbase for the MAX configuration, you’ll get more interior space, but how will it impact the towing capacity. Regardless of whether you choose a rear-wheel-drive system or the four-wheel-drive powertrain, you’ll get 9,000 pounds of maximum towing in the MAX configuration, when equipped with the trailer towing package.
Other Performance Considerations
It’s not all about hauling a trailer, however. You’ll also want to pack up your gear in the back. You get 20.9 cubic feet of space in the back of the Expedition, which expands to 63.6 cubic feet behind the second row and 104.6 cubic feet with all of the seats down. If you go with the MAX configuration, this increases to a massive 121.4 cubic feet.
Put the Ford Expedition Towing Capacity to the Test!
If you’re in Wilmington, New Castle, or Newark and would like to check out the Ford Expedition towing capacity for yourself, you can do so at Sheridan Ford. Give us a call or stop by today to ask about scheduling a test drive.