Appreciate you getting that! So if I understand things correctly, the 2.0 AWD w/ 4k Tow Package is limited to a combined weight (passengers, cargo, trailer, trailer cargo, etc.) of only 4,414 over the weight of the truck itself? If that's the case, a family with a loaded truck won't be able to safely pull the full 4,000 towing capacity?I contacted ford and received the GCWR.
HYBRID = 6010 lbs (Maverick curb weight = 3674 lbs)
2.0L 3.63 gear FWD = 5900 lbs (3563 lbs)
2.0L 3.63 gear AWD = 6145 lbs (3731 lbs)
2.0L 3.81 gear FWD = 7900 lbs (3563 lbs)
2.0L 3.81 gear AWD = 8145 lbs (3731 lbs)
Nobody is going to be taking these home for another 3-6 months and you can be sure all the specs will be released long before then. We don't have official EPA MPG estimates or crash test results yet either. Orders are not binding in most cases, so if anybody changes their mind after all specs released they don't have to take delivery. Worst that might happen is *maybe* lose a deposit.That’s a very helpful explanation, thank you! When do we expect Ford to publish the ratings? Seems like pretty important information and slightly reckless on their part to be taking orders while advertising the vehicle pulling a camper and not giving those figures?
You should have waited a year and got the 2300 that came available for the 1974 model year. It was a pretty good engine, but I hated the ubangi bumpers. AND, the no longer offered yellow color or the dark brown interior. I get better mpg in a Ranger without trying than I ever got in the Pinto, a wagon. I think if they had put EFI and a 5-speed in the Pinto, mpg would have been over 30.BTW, my Pinto has an 800 lb towing capacity. Sez so right in the manual!
I guess Admin needs to move this to Towing subforum…I'm working under the assumption that if Ford rated for 2000# it is probably capable of pulling 2500-2750#s before the legal dept reminds them not to go overboard. European vehicles are often rated for higher towing capabilities than there identical American counterparts. I have a 1700# camper that i'm looking forward to pulling. Thoughts???
I wouldn't ever exceed GVWR...that's just asking for problems. I'm just surmising that it is probably a tad higher that 2000# in reality. May be that means 2050, 2100, or 2500. I know my Jetta TDI was rated very differently in countries outside the USA.I guess Admin needs to move this to Towing subforum…
Ford would definitely take exception to your assumption. The tow/payload ratings are engineered and confirmed in part by current SAE J2807 towing standard testing. The Ford structural design team probably knows the towing/payload/torsion “load to failure” limits but we sure don’t. Your best bet is know your driver door jamb numbers (actual payload rating, GVWR), all your other applied loads, do your sums, decide if you’re good to (safely) tow. Figuring out “what can I (safely) tow?” isn’t rocket science but it isn’t always straight-forward either. Read the Ford Towing Guide (not the prelim. One for Maverick on this site, the complete Ford one), the Owners Manual (once available), know your yellow and white door sticker numbers, do the math (by hand, maybe simple online calculators like this TowCalculator.com).