When it comes to towing, Ford vehicles don't just boast major capabilities, but innovation too. Every vehicle is equipped with premium performance, as well as safety and convenience features that assist in your towing escapades. Of course, towing also comes with lots of terms and details that can make it difficult to know just what type of towing power you need. We're breaking it down at our Ford dealership near Roseville, CA.

Towing Terms Explained

Here are a few common towing terms that can help you determine just how much of a towing capacity you need and what type of performance you want.

  • Towing Capacity - refers to how much you can tow behind your vehicle. This includes the weight of your trailer, as well as what it's carrying.
  • Payload Capacity - this is the amount of weight your truckbed can carry safely.
  • Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - is the maximum weight your axle can support and can be measured separately by front axle and rear axle.
  • Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) - the combined maximum weight that both your trailer and truck can handle, safely. This includes any and all cargo, passengers, and anything in/on your trailer, plus the weight of the trailer itself.
  • Gross Trailer Weight Rating (GTWR) - the combined maximum weight of both your trailer and its cargo that your truck can tow safely.

Ford Models Great for Towing

With the Built Ford Tough seal, it's no secret that there are several Ford models that are built for towing. The Ford F-150 has an impressive available towing capacity of 13,200 pounds. If you are wanting even more power, you may want to opt for one of our Ford Super Duty trucks. Depending on which model you choose, you can get a best-in-class maximum gooseneck towing of up to 37,000 pounds. In other words, you won't find the power of Ford Super Duty trucks anywhere else.

We have a plethora of other new Ford vehicles too that are ideal for towing. And, not just trucks. Some of our SUVs also boast great towing power! They are ideal for people who want performance and a spacious interior. Ready to find your perfect fit? Visit our team at Folsom Lake Ford and get started today!