When you often haul hefty loads to the worksite or recreational toys to the water, you need a vehicle that you can rely on for safety and capability. If you have been wondering what the best SUV for towing is, you’ve come to the right place. At Folsom Lake Ford, we have a few models that meet various towing needs and driving styles. Learn the basics of towing and discover the Ford SUVs on our lot today.

Towing 101

During your search for your next vehicle, it’s important to understand the different towing terms so you can pick out the right model and trim. Our CA Ford dealers will also assist in educating you on these terms and throughout the car buying process.

Towing Capacity: Your towing capacity is the weight that your Ford Explorer or Ford F-150 is capable of safely pulling.

Payload: Payload is the weight that your vehicle is able to pull overall, both in the cabin and, for trucks, in the bed. This number includes passengers, cargo, bicycles, and anything else along for the ride.

GCWR: The gross combined weight rating is key, as it tells you how much your vehicle can haul with the cabin and a trailer fully loaded.

Curb Weight: The curb weight of your SUV is how it weighs without any passengers or cargo, just the vehicle itself and its components.

Ford SUVs for Towing

Whether you’ll be towing regularly or occasionally, there’s a Ford SUV for your needs. The 2020 Ford Expedition is a full-size SUV with seating for up to eight and a towing capacity of up to 9,300 pounds. The 2020 Ford Explorer is a midsize SUV that offers up to 87.8 cubic feet of cargo room and has an available max towing capacity of 5,600 pounds.

Stop by Folsom Lake Ford to take these two, among others, for a test drive. We hope to see you soon!