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2024 ford maverick towing capacity in dallas, tx

2024 Ford Maverick Towing Capacity

Posted at Thu, Feb 15, 2024 8:00 AM

If you want a stylish, powerful, and versatile new vehicle, it's a good idea to consider the towing capacity, even if you don't have a trailer. Many people buy a camper or boat to enhance their adventures, only to learn their vehicle can't pull their new trailer's weight. 

Meet the 2024 Ford Maverick, a pickup with impressive power, a modern cabin, and the versatility to haul and tow, all in a stylish package. Ford offers various options to enhance the Maverick's towing capacity and your towing experience. Planet Ford Dallas has an expansive inventory and financing plans to suit any budget. So, just how much can the 2024 Ford Maverick tow? Let's find out.

2024 ford maverick towing capacity in dallas, txFord Maverick Powertrain Options

A vehicle's powertrain has the most influence on how much it can tow. The Ford Maverick has two engines: a standard gas-powered one and a hybrid variant. The drivetrain also impacts towing and efficiency. Ford makes the Maverick in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (AWD).

Ford uses its 2.0-liter I-4 EcoBoost engine standard in every Maverick trim. Ford paired this engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. As a result, the powertrain produces 250 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel-drive models get 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway ratings.

An optional 2.5-liter I-4 hybrid engine mated to a continuously variable transmission puts out 191 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque. Hybrid power delivers better fuel economy ratings of 42 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.

2024 Ford Maverick Towing Capacity

For a compact pickup, Maverick has impressive towing capability. Regardless of your chosen engine, the Maverick has a 2,000-pound towing capacity. However, by opting for the 4K Tow Package and AWD, you unlock the Maverick's maximum towing capacity of 4,000 pounds. Every model has a respectable 1,500-pound payload capacity.

2024 Ford Maverick Towing Enhancements

The 4K Tow Package is a must-have to achieve maximum towing capacity. The package includes a seven-wire harness with a four- or seven-pin connector. You also get a factory-installed hitch receiver with a 400-pound tongue rating.

Ford adds an auxiliary auto transmission oil cooler with this package to aid the Maverick's towing capability, plus an upgraded radiator. A trailer brake controller comes with the package and helps improve towing capacity, handling, and control.

The Maverick drivetrain has five standard drive modes. Normal mode works great for everyday driving around town. Eco mode delivers maximum efficiency on your Dallas-Fort Worth commute, and Sport mode dials in your throttle and suspension for a more exciting driving experience. 

Slippery mode improves traction when the rain or occasional snow falls. The Tow/Haul mode reduces gear hunting and improves power delivery for smoother towing. 

Ford offers an FX4 Off-Road Package and a Tremor Off-Road Package. These packages add a Sand mode and a Mud/Ruts mode to improve control in low-traction situations when you leave the pavement behind.

2024 Ford Maverick Safety Features

The Maverick has a suite of standard and available driver-assistance technologies to enhance your driving experience and improve safety. These systems utilize radar and cameras to lower driver fatigue, monitor your Maverick, and alert you to potential hazards. 

For example, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop-and-Go uses radar to keep your Maverick at a preset speed and distance while in traffic. The ACC automatically slows your vehicle down as the traffic ahead slows. When the way forward clears, the system returns the vehicle to the preset speed and distance.

Ford's Lane Centering technology uses cameras to track your Maverick while traveling within marked lanes. This system works with the ACC, and when it detects the vehicle drifting, it provides subtle steering input to keep you centered in your lane.

The Evasive Steering Assist system recognizes a possible collision and delivers additional steering and brake support to help you steer around obstacles. Rear parking sensors help you back up with confidence. This system alerts you to obstacles behind your Maverick that might hide in your blind spots.

2024 Ford Maverick vs. 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz

Maverick has only one competitor in the compact pickup truck segment, the Hyundai Santa Cruz. Pricing for the Maverick starts at $23,815 MSRP for the XL trim, which tows 2,000 pounds as is. 

Hyundai sells its base model, the Santa Cruz SE, at $26,650 MSRP and claims it can tow 3,500 pounds. A closer look reveals you need to add AWD and the trailer brake controller to achieve that rating. 

When you add the AWD and trailer brake controller to the Maverick, you get 4,000 pounds of towing capacity. The Maverick costs less and delivers more than the Santa Cruz, making it an excellent option for light-duty work and first-time truck buyers.

2024 Ford Maverick vs. 2024 Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger slots in the midsize pickup segment. Comparing the Maverick with its big brother, the Ranger is bigger and stronger. The Ranger's base model XL's 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine produces 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque at an approachable $32,670 MSRP.

Top-tier models have a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine capable of 315 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Or you can opt for Ford's 3.0-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine. This powertrain pumps out 405 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. Of course, that power gives you a 7,500-pound towing capacity.

The Ranger Raptor exclusively uses the V-6 engine, but its towing capacity drops to 5,510 pounds. The more rugged Raptor has heavier equipment, which lowers how much it can tow, but that rugged gear makes it an off-road beast capable of handling the harshest terrain.

Test-Drive the 2024 Ford Maverick Today at Planet Ford Dallas

At Planet Ford Dallas, we understand how towing capacity can enhance your life. That's why we're excited to offer the Maverick as part of our capable lineup of Ford trucks. If you want to elevate your adventurous life with a stylish, capable pickup, we invite you to explore our virtual inventory. For a personalized experience, you can visit our Inwood Road showroom for a demonstration and test drive.

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