The F-series has been America’s best-selling truck for, roughly, forever, and has been in production for the better part of a century. But its not just the F-150. If you need a full-size pickup over 8500 GVWR, the F-series Super Duties set a high standard, with the Most Horsepower in its class, the Most Torque in its class, and the highest Maximum Towing in its class.
Here’s a quick rundown on the numbers:
The 2014 Ford Flex has basically two towing options: with or without the Class III Trailer Tow Package. Both of the engine options are rated for the same amounts, for both with and without.
In addition, the 2014 Ford Flex has fold-flat second and third row seats (unless equipped with a second row console), which gives you a great deal of internal cargo area as well.
This article will help give you an idea of what these towing and cargo options mean for you, and to give you some examples of what you can carry with each.
Have you ever wondered how much Gold you could tow behind your Ford vehicle?
Well, this handy infographic will help to answer this age-old question!
Here’s where the numbers came from:
1 Bar of Gold = 400 Troy oz = approx. 27.5 pounds
1 Troy oz of Gold = Approx $1,300 in current market value
1 Bar of Gold = Approx $500,000 in current market value
How much Gold can your Ford tow?
Towing capacities are the actual max tow capacities for each vehicle, when equipped with each vehicle’s respective tow packages (except Taurus and Fusion, which have to be equipped with an aftermarket trailer hitch).
- Taurus – 1000 lbs Max Tow Capacity
- Fusion – 2000 lbs Max Tow Capacity
- Escape – 3500 lbs Max Tow Capacity
- Edge – 3500 lbs Max Tow Capacity
- Flex – 4500 lbs Max Tow Capacity
- Explorer – 5000 lbs Max Tow Capacity
- Expedition – 9200 lbs Max Tow Capacity
- F-150 – 11,300 lbs Max Tow Capacity
- Super Duty F-250/F-350/F-450 with a Fifth-Wheel hitch – 26,600 lbs Max Tow Capacity
I don’t know about you, but if I won the lottery, I would convert it into gold bars, and just tow it around in a trailer behind my brand new F-250 from Ken Wilson Ford.
An important factor to consider when buying a new vehicle is: Will it meet my towing needs? If you enjoy taking your boat out on a river to go fishing, if you have a pop-up camper, or even if you think you might need to tow a rental trailer to move furniture or other belongings, you need to make sure that your vehicle will be able to handle whatever you throw at it.
There are many different towing options on the Ford Escape, which are dependent on which engine the vehicle is equipped with, and whether or not the Class II Trailer Tow Prep Package is equipped. This article will help to clear up any confusion about what the Escape is capable of. Continue reading