Ford Towing package

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Are the components in the Ford towing package fairly standard across their line-up? IE...hitch, 7 blade connector, etc? Most importantly...will the Maverick have a tranny cooler standard or will that be part of towing package?
 
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The Ranger's tow package only adds the hitch and 7-pin wiring. The truck already has a large enough cooling system.
The F-150 on the other hand gets a bunch of different additional features with the max tow package, including a differently geared rear axle and larger fuel tank, among other things.

The Maverick won't be a towing machine, so I would expect it to be more like the Ranger in that the cooling system will be large enough as standard to support whatever towing it's rated for. We've already seen in pictures that it does include a 7-pin connection with the 2" receiver.
 

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The Ranger's tow package only adds the hitch and 7-pin wiring. The truck already has a large enough cooling system.
The F-150 on the other hand gets a bunch of different additional features with the max tow package, including a differently geared rear axle and larger fuel tank, among other things.

The Maverick won't be a towing machine, so I would expect it to be more like the Ranger in that the cooling system will be large enough as standard to support whatever towing it's rated for. We've already seen in pictures that it does include a 7-pin connection with the 2" receiver.
Thanks for reply...that was kind of what I was thinking. I'll be happy if it matches my Escape's 3500# max.
 
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Thanks for reply...that was kind of what I was thinking. I'll be happy if it matches my Escape's 3500# max.
My guess is gonna be 2000 pounds with the 1.5 and 3500 pounds with 2.0.

I base this on absolutely no evidence other than speculation. Haha. It wont be a towing monster at all, id honestly be surprised to see numbers higher than those.
 

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My guess is gonna be 2000 pounds with the 1.5 and 3500 pounds with 2.0.

I base this on absolutely no evidence other than speculation. Haha. It wont be a towing monster at all, id honestly be surprised to see numbers higher than those.
I am thinking 5000 pounds because they are introducing a Truck not an SUV.
 

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Its a $20k chassis mostly based off the Focus architecture. Overshoot your estimates all you want, itll just lead to dissappointment. I keep expectations in check and understand the market this is produced in and whats it comparable to. Its a car based Ute.

I mean a Ridgeline is rated at 5000 pounds and has a much beefier chassis and engine. You cant possibly think this is gonna try to go toe to toe with that. The Maverick isnt even going to compete with Ridgeline, much less match specs.
 
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Its a $20k chassis mostly based off the Focus architecture. Overshoot your estimates all you want, itll just lead to dissappointment. I keep expectations in check and understand the market this is produced in and whats it comparable to. Its a car based Ute.

I mean a Ridgeline is rated at 5000 pounds and has a much beefier chassis and engine. You cant possibly think this is gonna try to go toe to toe with that. The Maverick isnt even going to compete with Ridgeline, much less match specs.

I agree. The chances are slim that the Maverick will weigh 3700#. The Ridgeline is near 4500#.
 
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Its a $20k chassis mostly based off the Focus architecture. Overshoot your estimates all you want, itll just lead to dissappointment. I keep expectations in check and understand the market this is produced in and whats it comparable to. Its a car based Ute.

I mean a Ridgeline is rated at 5000 pounds and has a much beefier chassis and engine. You cant possibly think this is gonna try to go toe to toe with that. The Maverick isnt even going to compete with Ridgeline, much less match specs.
I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you, but the claims of a "beefier chassis and engine" on the Ridgeline aren't necessarily as concrete of a reason I don't think.

The engines are pretty darn close.
2.0L EcoBoost = 252hp and 270lb-ft
Ridgeline = 280hp and 262lb-ft

And as far as the chassis, you can add as many supports and cross members and doublers to a unibody to make it essentially as strong and capable as you want. They're not just taking the underpins of a Focus and slapping a truck facade on it. It's designed from the ground up to be what they want it to be. And we don't know what that is yet, so all of this debating is essentially unfounded. And if anyone is going to make a rugged unibody truck it'll be Ford, since trucks is what they do.

That said, I expect towing to be anywhere between 3500 and 4500 lbs. Just simply on the compromise aspect of building a cheap little vehicle.
 
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