How Much Can the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Tow?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Bronco Sport, Towing/Hauling on Friday, December 11th, 2020 at 3:11 am
2021 Ford Bronco Sport towing a pair of dirt bikes

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Towing Capacities & Equipment 

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport has arrived at Akins Ford, and the highly anticipated adventure ute has certainly proven itself worth the hype. If you happen to be cross-shopping between the Bronco Sport and the original Bronco, you may want to consider the towing capacities each provides. In this guide we dive into maximum towing capacities offered by the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport lineup and what trailering technology owners can look forward to. 

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2021 Ford Bronco Sport on snowy mountain trail

Bronco Sport Towing Capacity by Trim Level 

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport will be able to tow up to 2,200 lbs. when properly equipped. That maximum towing capacity applies to Bronco Sport Badlands models that are equipped with the available Class II Trailer Tow Package. The Big Bend and Outer Banks trim levels with the Class II Trailer Tow Package can tow up to 2,000 lbs. Towing is not recommended with the Bronco Sport Base model. 

Trim LevelMax. Towing Capacity 
Big Bend 2,000 lbs. 
Outer Banks 2,000 lbs. 
Badlands 2,200 lbs. 
First Edition 2,200 lbs. 

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What Can the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Tow?

Generally speaking, those capacities should be lofty enough to carry a small trailer or an aluminum fishing boat. We always recommend checking and double checking your vehicle’s model-specific trailer weight capacity and the weight of your trailer before attempting to tow anything. 

What Towing Features are Offered on the Bronco Sport? 

The Class II Trailer Tow Package includes a Trailer Sway Control feature that detects trailer sway (or “snaking”) and automatically reduces your vehicle’s speed to help correct the issue. The system works by reducing the engine’s torque and very subtly increasing the brake pressure on all wheels. 

Why Can Some Models Tow More than Others? 

Badlands models can tow more weight because they get upgraded to a stronger 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine. The standard engine offered on the Big Bend and Outer Banks models trades a bit of power for efficiency with up to 25 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. 

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