The Ford Edge is a mid-sized SUV, but more of a crossover than anything else and has a pretty decent towing capacity, considering it is smaller than some of the larger SUV’s Ford makes, like the Expedition and Explorer.
This article is going to post the towing capacities of the Ford Edge, starting from 2007, going all the way to the present year. This will be a regularly updated post and hopefully helpful to people out there who are considering buying a Ford Edge.
Overview of the Data For the Ford Edge:
Engines Offered: There were really only 4 different types of engines that the Ford Edge came equipped with from 2007-2020. These were the 2.0L EcoBoost I4, the 2.7L EcoBoost V6, the 3.5L V6 and the 3.7L V6.
Each engine had different towing specs for each year (some were the same) so you really have to take a look at the tables to get a better idea of what model and axle configuration you have to get more solid numbers.
What Decreased Capacity: There were a couple of things that reduced the towing capacity of the Ford Edge's that was stated in the footnotes on some of the charts. These were limited to the Sport Models and 20" and/or 22" tires, so keep an eye out for that.
Towing Capacity Summarized: The overall towing capacity for the Ford Edge from 2007-2020 ranged from 1,500 lbs.-3,500 lbs, depending on the year, engine equipped and the axle configuration. Some models did require a towing package to achieve the higher towing specs.
Here is a quick look at the low and high numbers, according to Ford's Tow Charts I found online and linked to (bottom of page)...
- 2020 and 2019 Ford Edge's had a tow capacity of 1,500 to 3,500 lbs.
- 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 Ford Edge's had a tow capacity of 2,000 to 3,500 lbs.
- 2014, 2013 and 2012 Ford Edge's had a tow capacity of 1,500 to 3,500 lbs.
- 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007 Ford Edge's had a tow capacity of 2,000 to 3,500 lbs.
For the 2021 and 2020 Ford Edge model years, both the 2.0l and 2.7l engines were used and with these two options, you can expect either a 1,500 or 3,500 pound tow rating.
In order to achieve the higher 3,500 lb. rating for 2021 & 2020 models, you will need Ford's 53G towing package, which does not seem to be standard except for the ST submodels with the 2.7l engine equipped.
The 2019 Ford Edge had two different engine configurations that you could choose from and these were both The EcoBoost engines with either a 2.0L or a 2.7L engine.
The towing capacity for 2019 Ford Edge’s ranged from 1,500 lbs.-3,500 lbs., depending on the engine and axle configuration.
2018 & 2017 Models:
From 2017-2018, the Edge had similar towing capacity numbers and similar engines/axle configurations, so the data in the table is the same for both years.
From 2017-2018, the towing capacity of the Ford Edge ranged from 2,000 lbs.-3,500 lbs.
There were three engines offered for the Edge in 2016, as shown in the below table. All of the models seemed to be listed as having optional FWD or AWD configurations.
The towing capacity for the 2016 Ford Edge’s ranged from 2,000 lbs.-3,500 lbs., pretty standard metrics for the newer models.
The 2015 Ford Edge had similar specs to the 2016 model, but there was a footnote about the lower capacity on models equipped with the 2.7L engine having a lower capacity if equipped with 20″ wheels.
The average towing capacity was basically the same though for the 2015 Ford Edge, ranging from 2,000 lbs.-3,500 lbs.
The 2014 Edge was the last year that the lower 1,500 lb. capacity was offered standard, and it then rose to 2,000 lbs. for the next 4 years. The axle configurations were a little different from the specs for the 2015, so pay attention to that when comparing.
The average towing capacities ranged from 1,500 lbs.-3,500 lbs. for Ford Edge’s that were made in 2014 and note that you may need to have an additional tow package installed for the higher capacity.
2013 & 2012 Models:
The average towing capacity for Ford Edge SUVs made from 2012-2013 ranged from 1,500 lbs.-3,500 lbs.
Pay attention to the Engine options and the axle configurations as they are a little different from the newer models.
The data for years 2007-2011 was a little bit different, as the graph below illustrates and engine configurations were not part of the listed capacity formula. There were two different classes of Edge’s and that was a light-duty and medium-duty model.
The towing capacity ranged from 2,000lbs.-3,500 lbs. for Ford Edge SUVs that were made from 2007-2011. Some models did need a tow package to be installed to reach the higher capacities and some models that had 22″ wheels showed a decrease in max. capacity.
What Engine Do I Have?
On all of the charts for the Ford Edge's, you will have to know what type of engine you have in order to get the correct specs for your model. This is pretty easy to do if you are unfamiliar with your SUV, or just cars in general. Here's the easiest way I can think of getting that crucial information...
1. The first step is to locate your VIN number which can be found in many places like your registration card/paper, on the driver's side dash (looking from the outside of the windshield) and on your Escape's Certificate/Safety label, which is located on the driver's side door jamb (with the door open).
2. The next step is to use a VIN decoder like drivingtests.org (my favorite) and type in your VIN into the search box and press enter.
3. This will bring up all kinds of useful information about your Edge and the two main items for figuring out the maximum trailer weight will be right up at the top: the engine and whether it is an AWD or FWD model. If you have a sport model (which may decrease weight rating), then it will indicate this in the section labeled "Series" in the below image.
Class I & Class II Specifications...
In some of the earlier model year charts (2011-2007), there are different towing specs that state class I or class II, which is basically just referring to the hitch that is installed on the vehicle.
Class I hitches are considered light duty hitches that are rated at a maximum weight of 2,000 pounds and a class II hitch is considered a medium duty hitch with a maximum weight rating of 3,500 pounds.
Resources For The Ford Edge:
Below is a list of the towing manuals that are offered by Ford, that I used to gather all of the towing information for the Edge's, and it may come in handy for others out there and thought it was worth posting.