The 2022 Ford Bronco Towing Capacity – An In-depth Comparison
The 2022 Ford Bronco Towing Capacity – An In-depth Comparison

The 2022 Ford Bronco Towing Capacity – An In-depth Comparison

The latest Ford Bronco remains to leave others in awe regarding its improved features, but does it say the same thing about its towing capability?

In this article, we clarify Bronco’s towing stats and if it’s strong enough to defeat its competitors along the way.

HOW MUCH CAN THE NEW 2022 FORD BRONCO TOW?

2022 ford bronco towing capacity
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The new Ford Bronco can tow 3,500lbs. which is like the 4Runner and Tacoma. However, unlike the other two that can reach up to around 5,000-6,000lbs., when properly loaded, this is only how far it can go in terms of maximum towing capacity, while its minimum counterpart is around 1,900-2,000lbs.

Specification Base Big Bend Black Diamond Outer Banks Badlands Wildtrak Everglades Raptor
Ave – Max Towing Capacity 3,500lbs. 3,500lbs. 3,500lbs. 3,500lbs. 3,500lbs. 3,500lbs. 3,500lbs. 3,500-4,500lbs.

The new Ford Bronco and its previous model from last year is the same in more ways than one, in terms of overall towing capacities, except on some components that have been slightly changed for performance’s sake.

2022 Ford Bronco

Base

Model Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) Frontal Area (w & w/o tow package) Max Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Max Tongue Weight (TW)
10 Speed Automatic Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-40 sq ft. 3,500lbs. 350lbs.
7 Speed Manual Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-40 sq ft. 3,500lbs. 350lbs.

Big Bend

Model Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) Frontal Area (w & w/o tow package) Max Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Max Tongue Weight (TW)
10 Speed Automatic Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-40 sq ft. 3,500lbs. 350lbs.
7 Speed Manual Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-40 sq ft. 3,500lbs. 350lbs.

Black Diamond

Model Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) Frontal Area (w & w/o tow package) Max Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Max Tongue Weight (TW)
10 Speed Automatic Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-40 sq ft. 3,300-3,500lbs. 350lbs.
7 Speed Manual Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-40 sq ft. 3,500lbs. 350lbs.

Outer Banks

Model Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) Frontal Area (w & w/o tow package) Max Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Max Tongue Weight (TW)
10 Speed Automatic Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-40 sq ft. 3,500lbs. 350lbs.
7 Speed Manual Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-40 sq ft. 3,500lbs. 350lbs.

Badlands

Model Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) Frontal Area (w & w/o tow package) Max Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Max Tongue Weight (TW)
10 Speed Automatic Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-40 sq ft. 3,300-3,500lbs. 350lbs.
7 Speed Manual Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-40 sq ft. 3,500lbs. 350lbs.

Wildtrak

Model Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) Frontal Area (w & w/o tow package) Max Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Max Tongue Weight (TW)
10 Speed Automatic Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-40 sq ft. 3,200-3,500lbs. 350lbs.
7 Speed Manual Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-40 sq ft. 3,300-3,500lbs. 350lbs.

Everglades

Model Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) Frontal Area (w & w/o tow package) Max Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Max Tongue Weight (TW)
10 Speed Automatic Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-40 sq ft. 3,300-3,500lbs. 350lbs.
7 Speed Manual Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-40 sq ft. N/A N/A

Raptor

Model Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) Frontal Area (w & w/o tow package) Max Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Max Tongue Weight (TW)
10 Speed Automatic Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-40 sq ft. 3,200lbs. 320lbs.
7 Speed Manual Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-40 sq ft. 4,500lbs. 450lbs.

2021 Ford Bronco

Base

Model Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) Frontal Area (w & w/o tow package) Max Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Max Tongue Weight (TW)
10 Speed Automatic Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-30 sq ft. 3,500lbs. 350lbs.
7 Speed Manual Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-30 sq ft. 3,500lbs. 350lbs.

Big Bend

Model Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) Frontal Area (w & w/o tow package) Max Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Max Tongue Weight (TW)
10 Speed Automatic Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-30 sq ft. 3,500lbs. 350lbs.
7 Speed Manual Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-30 sq ft. 3,500lbs. 350lbs.

Black Diamond

Model Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) Frontal Area (w & w/o tow package) Max Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Max Tongue Weight (TW)
10 Speed Automatic Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-30 sq ft. 3,400-3,500lbs. 350lbs.
7 Speed Manual Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-30 sq ft. 3,500lbs. 350lbs.

Outer Banks

Model Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) Frontal Area (w & w/o tow package) Max Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Max Tongue Weight (TW)
10 Speed Automatic Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-30 sq ft. 3,500lbs. 350lbs.
7 Speed Manual Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-30 sq ft. N/A N/A

 Badlands

Model Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) Frontal Area (w & w/o tow package) Max Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Max Tongue Weight (TW)
10 Speed Automatic Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-30 sq ft. 3,200-3,500lbs. 350lbs.
7 Speed Manual Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-30 sq ft. 3,300-3,500lbs. 350lbs.

 Wildtrak

Model Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) Frontal Area (w & w/o tow package) Max Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Max Tongue Weight (TW)
10 Speed Automatic Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-30 sq ft. 3,200-3,500lbs. 350lbs.
7 Speed Manual Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-30 sq ft. N/A N/A

First Edition

Model Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) Frontal Area (w & w/o tow package) Max Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Max Tongue Weight (TW)
10 Speed Automatic Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-30 sq ft. 3,200-3,500lbs. 350lbs.
7 Speed Manual Transmission (2-door & 4-door) 8,480-8,840lbs. 20-30 sq ft. N/A N/A

IS 2022 FORD BRONCO BETTER THAN THE 2022 JEEP WRANGLER?

2022 ford bronco wheelbase

In terms of towing capacity, there’s not much competition between the latest Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler. This is because the two are almost equally matched at 2,000-3,500lbs.

On the other hand, we can tell which one has the upper hand, as far as wheelbase length is concern.

2022 Ford Bronco Wheelbase Measurements

Specification Base Big Bend Black Diamond Outer Banks Badlands Wildtrak Everglades Raptor
Wheelbase 100.4 inches 116.1 inches 100.4 inches 116.1 inches 100.4 inches 116.1 inches 100.4 & 116.1 inches 100.4 & 116.1 inches

2022 Jeep Wrangler Wheelbase Measurements

Specification Sport Willys Sport Sport S Willys Sport Altitude Sahara Rubicon Sahara Altitude
Wheelbase 96.8 inches 96.8 inches 96.8 inches 96.8 inches 118.4 inches 118.4 inches 96.8 inches 118.4 inches

At a glance, the 2022 Ford Bronco has remained consistent with its wheelbase length leaning on 116.1 inches being the longest. However, some trim levels on 2022 Jeep Wrangler’s premium side have exceeded that benchmark and are close to 120 inches.

DOES THE 2022 FORD BRONCO HAVE A TOW PACKAGE?

2022 ford bronco tow package
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The new Ford Bronco has a tow package that’s optional for all trim levels except the Raptor for which it comes standard on. Estimated boost in towing capacity is around 1,000-2,000lbs., if you decide to equip the Class II Trailer Tow Package or also known as the 53Q Package.

Regarding the gear axle ratio, Bronco is set to be at 4.7:1 which falls under the mid- range category, that’s intended for moderate towing and load carrying.

WHAT COMPETES WITH A FORD BRONCO?

2022 ford bronco competitors

The Ford Bronco continues its journey on the road to improvements, but its competitors won’t take it lightly sitting down because they’re still determined to steal the crown.

Model GCWR GAWR Max GTW Max TW
2022 Ford Bronco 8,780lbs. Front: 3,170lbs.

Rear: 3,070lbs.

3,500lbs. 350lbs.
2022 Toyota 4Runner 6,100lbs. Front: 2,998lbs

Rear: 3,439lbs.

5,000lbs. 500lbs.
2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer N/A Front: N/A

Rear: N/A

1,000lbs. 100lbs.
2022 Jeep Wrangler 8,016lbs. Front: 2,000lbs.

Rear: 3,000lbs.

3,500lbs. 350lbs.
2021 Land Rover Defender 7,055lbs. Front: N/A

Rear: N/A

7,700lbs. 770lbs.

CONCLUSION

The 2022 Ford Bronco may not be the best in towing class, but it can still hold its own in terms of other rugged features, that scream off-road worthy. Come to think of it, it leans more on the “play” side with a balanced mix of utility, when the need arises. Comment below about other things you’re expecting from this modern-day steed.

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