The maximum towing capacity of the Ford Ranger models from 2007 through 2009 is 2,460 pounds. This is lower compared to the 2006 Ford Ranger, which had a maximum towing capacity of 6,000 pounds.
The maximum towing capacity takes several factors into consideration, including the weight of the vehicle itself and the truck's design. Exceeding the manufacturer's listed towing capacity affects the braking and handling of the vehicle, putting the driver and other motorists at risk. Damage may also occur to the vehicle's drive train when tow weight limits are exceeded.
The Ford Ranger was phased out in the United States in 2011.