2018 Ford Expedition towing capacity

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#1

This vehicle claims Max Towing 9300 lbs. with only a 3.5 L engine.
Is this realistic? Wouldn’t this small engine be over stressed?


#2

If that is the towing numbers in the manual it seems that is all you need to know.


#3

With the tow package yes, 6,000lbs without. The same engine in the f150 is rated for more than the 5.0 v8.


#4

Displacement alone does not determine the towing capacity. I had a co-worker that towed an old car on a trailer with a Dodge Ram 150 equipped with a 225 CID/3.7 liter engine, it was able to tow but one must be patient.

Towing capacity has more to do with the cooling systems of the engine, transmission and differentials.


#5

That 3.5L engine also sports two turbochargers. The torque curve on the 3.5L Ecoboost is ridiculously flat. It easily outgrunts N/A V8’s with 2 or 3 liters of additional displacement. It’s also proven to be quite reliable.


#6

Just make sure you’re on top of the oil changes and transmission fluid changes, using the ‘severe service’ guidelines. I’d have no problem towing as designed.