2018 Ford Expedition towing capacity



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?


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


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


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.


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.


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.