If you’re searching for a rugged vehicle with off-road capability and a good amount of power, the Ford Edge is an excellent choice. The Edge was introduced as a CUV in 2007 and is still made today. But what is the towing capacity of a 2008 Ford Edge?
The 2008 Ford Edge has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
The 2008 Ford Edge tow capacity can vary based on a few different factors such as engine size, drivetrain, trim level, and others which we’ll cover in this guide.
How Much Can The 2008 Ford Edge Tow?
The 2008 Ford Edge has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
The 2008 Ford Edge tow capacity is affected by other factors like engine type, drivetrain, the weight of cargo and passengers, and whether your vehicle has a towing package equipped or not.
You can always reach out to your local Ford dealership for details to confirm how much your Edge can tow.
You can check out our guide to Ford Edge towing capacity by year if you’re looking at a different model year’s max capacity or if you want to compare different years of this vehicle.
You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.
2008 Edge Towing Capacity By Trim Level
There are many trim levels for the 2008 Edge. Some engines and features are not available on certain configurations, so they can each have different max towing limits.
Here’s the max tow capacity broken down for each package on the 2008 Ford Edge:
|2008 Ford Edge Trim Level||Towing Capacity|
|2008 Ford Edge SE||3,500 pounds|
|2008 Ford Edge SEL||3,500 pounds|
|2008 Ford Edge Limited||3,500 pounds|
Towing Capacity By Engine Size & Drivetrain
2008 Ford Edge Engine Towing Specs
There is one engine option for the 2008 Edge, which is a 3.5L V6 engine that produces 265 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque.
2008 Ford Edge 3.5L V6 Engine Towing Capacity: 3,500 pounds
2008 Ford Edge Drivetrain Towing Specs
The 2008 Ford Edge comes standard with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive optional on most trims.
2008 Ford Edge FWD Tow Capacity: 3,500 pounds
2008 Ford Edge AWD Tow Capacity: 3,500 pounds
Note that these are the max towing limits for each 2008 Ford Edge engine. Your Ford Edge may have a lower towing capacity based on the drivetrain, axle ratio, and if your vehicle has a towing package installed.
2008 Ford Edge Payload Capacity
The maximum payload capacity of the 2008 Ford Edge is 1,404 pounds.
This means that the 2008 Edge can carry up to 1,404 pounds worth of passenger and cargo weight in the vehicle, which makes it great for road trips and hauling heavier items.
Note that the max payload capacity of your 2008 Edge will vary based on factors like the engine type, drivetrain and whether or not a towing package that includes other features like an engine oil cooler or transmission oil cooler is installed.
You can always contact your local dealership for extra details if you’re unsure of your vehicle’s payload capability.
2008 Ford Edge Tow Package
Ford offers an optional factory-installed towing package for the Edge.
The 2008 Edge Towing Package (code 53G) includes a hitch receiver, wiring harness, and trailer sway control.
We definitely recommend getting the towing package if you plan on towing anything with your 2008 Edge.
2008 Ford Edge Towing Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2008 Ford Edge has a maximum tow rating of 3500 pounds, which makes it capable of medium-duty towing.
The 2008 Edge’s tow capability is lower than its main competitors which are the 2008 Honda Pilot and the 2008 Toyota Highlander.
Here are some similar vehicles to the 2008 Ford Edge and their towing capacities below:
2008 Honda Pilot: 4,500 pounds
2008 Toyota Highlander: 5,000 pounds
2008 GMC Acadia: 5,200 pounds
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe: 3,500 pounds
2008 Dodge Durango: 8,950 pounds
2008 Ford Models Towing Capacity Chart
|2008 Ford SUV Model||Towing Capacity|
|2008 Ford Expedition||9,200 pounds|
|2008 Ford Explorer||7,130 pounds|
|2008 Ford Escape||3,500 pounds|
|2008 Ford Edge||3,500 pounds|
|2008 Ford Fusion||1,000 pounds|
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2008 Ford Edge Owner’s Manual on Ford’s site and have checked all data thoroughly for accuracy.
Having said that, we still recommend you refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual yourself before towing with a 2008 Ford Edge.