How much can the new 2019 Ford Ranger haul and tow? We obtained a copy of the U.S.-spec Ford Ranger product guide, and it clearly lists GVWR, payload, and towing capacities for the midsize truck.
The Ford Ranger returns to the American market with one engine/transmission option (for now). It’s a 2.3L EcoBoost turbocharged engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Ford Ranger
Maximum Payload Capacity: 1,840 lbs (for 2WD extended cab)
Maximum Towing Capacity: 7,500 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): 6,050 lbs
Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR): 12,500 lbs
The guide lists payload capacities for 2WD & 4×4 models and different cab configurations. The 4×4 trucks will start with a payload capacity of 1,500 lbs.
How do these specs compare to competition?
The segment leading Toyota Tacoma has a maximum payload of 1,620 lbs and maximum towing of 6,800 lbs.
Chevy Colorado has a max. payload of 1,566 lbs and max. towing of 7,000 lbs for the gas-powered truck and 7,700 lbs for the turbo-diesel Colorado.
Nissan Frontier is rated at a maximum of 1,460 lbs of payload, and maximum towing of 6,710 lbs.
According to this guide, the gas-powered Ford Ranger is leading the segment in payload/towing ratings for (gas-powered) midsize pickup trucks.