Ford Expedition Towing Capacities (2000-2019)

The Ford Expedition is a popular family car and it has a lot of pulling power attached to it, a lot more than I expected after doing my research. There was different towing capacities for the different years of the Expeditions but I broke down all of the information below in an easy to read way to help you quickly get the specs you need.

Let me know if there are any specs for the Ford Expedition that I left out or if it helped you in any way. Thanks!

Overview of the Data For the Ford Expedition:

Engine Choices: Over the years of the Ford Expeditions that were made, there were only one or two engines that were available, which was surprising. The towing capacity for the expeditions did vary though, so the engine that was equipped had no effect on towing capacity when only one engine was used.

Axle Ratio/Configurations: There were only two or three different axle ratios used for the expeditions as well, like the engines. These were the 3.15, 3.31 and the 3.73 ratios, which also had very little effect on the overall towing capacities of the Expeditions.


The Ford Expedition did come in a 2wd or 4wd model but the capacities still had the same maximum towing capacity range that we saw throughout.

Towing Capacity: The towing capacity for the Ford Expeditions over the years did range from 6,000 lbs. to 9,200 lbs. The range really was not a range but a lower towing capacity (5,000 lbs.-6,000 lbs.) and a higher one (8,600 lbs.-9,200 lbs.) and was directly tied to the GCWR of the vehicle or engine configuration.

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Models:

There was only one engine configuration offered for the 2015-2019 Ford Expeditions which was the 3.5L EcoBoost engine, so it makes it harder to determine the towing capacity for your specific model, but not too hard!

The towing capacity for the Ford Expeditions made from 2015-2019 was either 6,600 lbs. or 9,200 lbs.

2018-2020 Expedition Image

Using the charts provided by Ford's Towing Guides (below) will give you an accurate number for your model. On a side note, the models listed with a 9,200 lb. capacity almost always required a heavy duty tow package to be installed in order to get that higher rating.

Engine

Gear ratio

GCWR* (LBS.)

Max. trailer Weight.

3.5L EcoBoost V6

3.15

12,300-14,900

6,600-9,200 lbs.


3.31

12,300-15,200

6,600-9,200 lbs. 


3.73

12,300-15,300

6,600-9,200 lbs.

* GCWR is identical for 2015-2017 Expeditions but is different for 2018-2019. Check towing charts below for more accurate figures. (1) Maximum loaded trailer weight will require a weight-distributing hitch on some models. (2) Included with FX4 Off-Road Package (17F). (3) Will require an optional/standard Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package of some sort to achieve maximum ratings.

2015 Chart:

2015 Expedition Towing Capacity Chart

2016 Chart:

2016 Expedition Towing Capacity Chart

2017 Chart:

2017 Expedition Towing Capacity Chart

2018 Chart:

2018 Expedition Towing Capacity Chart

2019 Chart:

2019 Expedition Towing Capacity Chart

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 Models:

From 2010-2014 the Ford Expedition had only one single option as far as engines go (again) but this time it was a 5.4L V8 model.

There were only two different gear ratios that came standard and these were the 3.31 and 3.73 ratios which didn't seem to affect the towing capacity much. The GCWR is what affected the numbers more.

The towing capacity for the Ford Expeditions that were made from 2010-2014 ranged from 6,000 lbs. to 9,200 lbs., according to Ford's Towing Brochures. The two main specs were actually 6,000 lbs. and then jumped up to 8,700-9,200 lbs. without a specified towing capacity in between those two capacities.

Engine

Gear ratio

GCWR* (LBS.)

Max. trailer Weight.

5.4L SOHC V8

3.31

11,800-15,000

6,000-9,200 lbs.


3.73

11,800-15,000(2)

6,000-9,200 lbs. 

(1) Maximum loaded trailer weight requires weight-distributing hitch. (2) Requires optional Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package.

2012-2014 Charts:

2012-2014 Expedition Towing Capacity Chart

2011 Chart:

2011 Expedition Towing Capacity Chart

2010 Chart:

2010 Expedition Towing Capacity Chart

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 Models:

For Ford Expeditions made from 2005-2009, the same sized engine was used for model years 2010-2014 but I wasn't sure if it was an identical engine, so I made another separate chart.

The towing capacities were basically the same, coming in at around the 6,000lb. to 9,200 lb. range.

Some models did have a slightly lower maximum towing capacity than other, so use the charts below to get a more accurate range for your Expedition.

Engine

Gear ratio

GCWR (LBS.)

Max. trailer Weight.

5.4L SEFI V8

3.31

11,800*-15,000

6,000**-9,200 lbs.


3.73

12,100-15,000***

6,000-9,200 lbs. 

* GCWR is 11,800lbs. for model years 2006 & 2005 and the higher 15,000 lb. rating is not specified. ** For model years 2005 & 2006, the lower 6,000 lb. towing capacity was the only specified towing capacity. *** For model years 2005 & 2006 the GCWR was listed as 11,900 lbs. to 14,500 lbs. Some models with the higher GCWR will require the optional Heavy Duty Trailer Tow Package.

2009 Chart:

2009 Expedition Towing Capacity Chart

2008 Chart:

2008 Expedition Towing Capacity Chart

2007 Charts:

2007 Expedition Towing Capacity Chart

2006 Chart:

2006 Expedition Towing Capacity Chart

2005 Chart:

2005 Expedition Towing Capacity Chart

2003 & 2004 Models:

The 2003 and 2004 Expeditions had a choice of two engines, the 4.6L or the 5.4L but the same gear ratios were offered.

The maximum towing capacity for Expeditions made in 2003 & 2004 ranged from 5,000 lbs. to 8,950 lbs. according to Ford's Towing Guides.

2003-2006 Expedition Image

Engine

Gear ratio

GCWR (LBS.)

Max. trailer Weight.

4.6L SEFI V8

3.73

10,500-11,500

5,000-6,050 lbs.

5.4L SEFI V8

3.73

11,800-14,500(1)

6,000-8,950 lbs. 

(1) 2004 model requires Heavy Duty Trailer Tow Package.

2004 Chart:

2004 Towing Capacity Chart

2003 Chart:

2003 Towing Capacity Chart

2000, 2001 & 2002 Models:

The 2000-2002 Ford Expeditions did have the same 4.6L and 5.4L engine that the 2003 and 2004 models had but did offer a little bit different gear ratios, which changed the towing capacity for some of the models, as you can see in the chart below.

2000-2002 Expedition Image

The towing capacity for the 2000-2002 Ford Expeditions ranged from 5,500 lbs to 8,300 lbs. The 4.6L engine had a maximum towing capacity range of 5,500 lbs.-6,300 lbs. and the 5.4L engine had a range of 6,300 lbs.-8,300 lbs.

Engine

Gear ratio

GCWR (LBS.)

Max. trailer Weight.

4.6L SEFI V8

3.31

11,000

5,800-5,900 lbs.


3.55(1)(2)

11,000-11,500

5,500-6,300 lbs. 

5.4L SEFI V8

3.31

12,000

6,300-6,800 lbs.


3.55(1)(2)

12,500-13,000

6,800-7,800 lbs.


3.73(1)(2)

13,000-13,500

7,300-8,300 lbs.

(1) Some max specs are equipped with 16-inch tires or 4x2 P275 17-inch tires to achieve capacity. (2) Some max specs are equipped with 4x4 P265 17-inch tires to achieve capacity.

2002 Chart:

2002 Towing Capacity Chart

2001 Chart:

2001 Towing Capacity Chart

2000 Chart:

2000 Towing Capacity Chart

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