Everything You Need To Know About Ford Bronco 2021 Towing Capacity.

7 min readJun 21, 2021

Do you want an SUV that is exceptionally capable off-road and has an impressive towing capacity? Well, you don’t want to miss out on having a 2021 Ford Bronco. The return of this Ford off-road icon this summer was highly anticipated by the automotive community. There’s already been a high demand that Ford already extended the delivery of Ford Bronco to its customers into 2022.


The 2021 Ford Bronco highlights the nostalgic retro-style and off-road capabilities of its predecessors while keeping it modern with innovative features. They offer two-door and four-door body styles as well as a hardtop and soft top roofs, and optional manual transmission. Ford also entices consumers with Ford Bronco’s six trim levels with hundreds of ways for them to customize. Its off-road-ready equipment and towing capacity are still the main appeals for both car and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning to purchase a 2021 Ford Bronco mainly for its towing capacity and off-road capability.

Towing Capacity

It doesn’t matter which powertrain you choose, the Ford Bronco 2021 towing capacity stands at 3500 pounds with a payload that reaches up to 1370 pounds. This can be maximized when properly equipped with the Class II Trailer Tow Package when you add the Ford Bronco tow package. This tow package includes a Trailer Sway Control feature. It automatically reduces the vehicle’s speed to correct the issue when it detects trailer sway. It works by reducing the torque of the engine and subtly increase the brake pressure on all wheels.

Despite not having eight cylinders, the 2021 Ford Bronco still has two remarkable choices of engines available that will affect the towing capacity. The standard 2.3L EcoBoost® Inline-4 engine can deliver an output of 270 HP and 310lb-ft of torque with either 7-speed manual transmission or 10-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, the optional 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 can deliver an output of 310HP and 400lb-ft of torque with the standard 10-speed automatic transmission.

The 2021 Ford Bronco also boasts state-of-the-art towing features as follow:

  • 8.4- inch base ground clearance that can go for 11.5-inch with 35-inch tires installed.
  • Independent HOSS front suspension system
  • Five-link HOSS rear suspension system
  • AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control
  • Electronic Shift-on-the-Fly (ESOF) Two-Speed Transfer Case for Part-Time 4WD
  • Two-Speed Electromechanical Transfer Case (EMTC) for active 4WD
  • Multiple Driving Modes such as Neutral, 4H, and 4L driving modes with ESOF and Neutral, 2H, and 4H driving mopeds with EMTC

These towing features made it possible to tow ATVs, camping trailers, and other vehicles with so much ease. This is the reason why it has been an ideal vehicle to take on an adventure. Installing other towing accessories can also greatly improve its towing performance.

If you’re planning to get the Ford Bronco Sport which is another model from the lineup. Here’s what you need to know about its towing capacity.

The Ford Bronco Sport offers two different engines similar to the Ford Bronco. The standard 1.5L EcoBoost® Engine has an output of 181HP with 190lb-ft of torque and a maximum towing capacity of 2000 pounds.

As opposed to, the 2.0L EcoBoost® Engine can deliver an output of 245HP with 275lb-ft of torque and can tow for up to 2200 pounds. Both engines are paired with 8-speed automatic transmission. Ford Bronco Sport requires adding the Class II Trailer Tow Package to utilize its maximum towing potential.

If you’re fully satisfied with the towing capacity and towing features of the Ford Bronco, you might want to check out what makes the 2021 Ford Bronco a highly anticipated off-road SUV.


Ford provided a modern terrain management system to 2021 Ford Bronco called GOAT or “Goes Over Any type of Terrain”. GOAT includes eight different driving modes with three dedicated modes for extreme off-roading and only available on specific trim levels. These driving modes are as follows:

  • Normal for daily driving
  • Eco to improved fuel efficiency and run on low fuel consumption
  • Sport to increase throttle and steering response and better acceleration
  • Slippery for better response when driving in rain and snow conditions
  • Sand for driving over sand and loose surfaces
  • Baja for navigating deserts
  • Mud/Ruts for traversing muddy trails
  • Rock Crawl for rock climbing and other rocky terrains

Trim Levels

The 2021 Ford Bronco offers six different trim levels and a limited-run First Edition available in two and four-door body styles. You can choose the trim level depending on how much you want your Ford Bronco to be ready for off-road. To help you decide on that here are the different trim levels and their feature.

Base Model

  • A good starting point for off-roading
  • Standard 4x4 Turbocharged 2.3L EcoBoost® Inline-4 and paired with 7-speed manual transmission
  • Optional 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 and 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Includes 5 standard GOAT driving modes (Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, and Sand)
  • Mounted 16-inch silver-painted steel wheels with 255/70 all-season tires
  • Easy-to-remove doors and roofs, cloth seats, carpeted flooring
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen with the latest Sync 4 Multimedia system
  • Ideal trim level for customization with aftermarket parts
  • MSRP starts at $29,995

Big Bend

  • Same powertrain and engine options with the Base trim
  • Includes 6 GOAT driving modes (Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, Sand, and Mud/Ruts)
  • Mounted 17-inch gray-painted aluminum wheels with 255/75 all-terrain tires
  • Includes leather-wrapped steering wheels, shift knob, LED fog lamps, carbonized gray grille, and tinted privacy glass
  • Optional Mid Package available to get other amenities like heated seats, power inverter, and remote engine start
  • Perfect trim level for comfortable journey when taken on long road trips.
  • MSRP starts at $34,480

Black Diamond

  • Adds heavy-duty off-road prowess ideal for next-level off-roading
  • Reinforced with heavy-duty modular steel front and rear bumper with special rock rails, upgraded bash plates underneath
  • Includes standard rear-locking differential
  • Includes 7 GOAT driving modes (Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, Sand, Mud/Ruts, and Rock Crawl)
  • Mounted 17-inch black-painted steel wheels and 265/70 all-terrain tires
  • Equipped with marine-grade vinyl seat trim and a wash-out interior for easy cleaning
  • Overhead auxiliary switches for added accessories
  • MSRP starts at $37,545

Outer Banks

  • Luxury trim with its stylish interior and exterior
  • It has 6 GOAT driving modes (Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, Sand, and Mud/Ruts)
  • Mounted 18-inch high gloss black-painted aluminum alloy wheels and 255/70 all-terrain tires
  • Includes Signature LED headlamps/tail lamps, body-colored fender flares, powdered coated tube steps, and heated front-row bucket seats
  • Mid package with additional features like dual-zone climate control, remote start, Ford’s Co-Pilot360 active-safety features
  • Optional 12-inch HD LCD touchscreen and B&O (Bang & Olufsen) premium audio system available as part of High Package
  • MSRP starts at $40,450


  • Best trim level for extreme off-roading
  • Installed with Bilstein Position-Sensitive Monotube Shocks, Stabilizer Bar Disconnect, and front and rear locking differentials.
  • Includes 7 GOAT driving modes (Normal, Eco, Slippery, Sand, Mud/Ruts, Rock Crawl, and Baja)
  • Mounted 17-inch gray-painted machine-face aluminum wheels with your choice of either 33-inch or 35-inch all-terrain tires.
  • It has up-fitter switches and marine-grade vinyl upholstery with wash-out flooring
  • Equipped with modular heavy-duty front and rear steel bumpers
  • MSRP starts at $43,590


  • Best trim for high-speed off-roading and trail racing
  • Comes with Sasquatch package that includes 35-inch mud-terrain tires, locking front and rear axles, high-clearance suspension, fender flares, and Bilstein dampers
  • Standard 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 and 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Includes 7 GOAT driving modes (Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, Sand, Mud/Ruts, and Baja)
  • It has heated cloth seats and carpeted flooring, more interior options are available with High and Lux packages
  • Distinguishable by its stylish exterior with black hardtop and Wildtrak exclusive hood graphics
  • MSRP starts at $50,370

First Edition

  • Limited-run Bronco
  • Equipped with everything standard of Badlands model
  • Standard Sasquatch and Lux package
  • Includes adaptive cruise control, 10-speaker B&O (Bang & Olufsen) sound system, voice-activated touchscreen navigation, and a wireless charging pad
  • Distinguishable by its First Edition hood, side graphics, black hardtop, safari bar, and exclusive leather interior
  • Includes 7 GOAT driving modes (Normal, Eco, Slippery, Sand, Mud/Ruts, Rock Crawl, and Baja)
  • MSRP starts at $60,800


Towing capacity is not only the strength and appeal of the 2021 Ford Bronco. Ford reintroducing Bronco back in the market opens limitless ways for people to enjoy and maximize the usage of SUVs. People will love the 2021 Ford Bronco’s comfortable daily driving, the benefits of having a powerful towing vehicle, and the capability of handling any kind of off-road terrain. Also, you won’t feel limited by choosing only the trim, tires, and color. The 2021 Ford Bronco offers a lot of ways for you to customize it and suit your preference. This is why the automotive community welcomes the return of Ford Bronco with open arms.

Originally published at https://blog.4wheelonline.com/ on June 20, 2021.




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