If you’re searching for a rugged vehicle with off-road capability and a good amount of power, the Ford Bronco is an excellent choice. The Bronco was reintroduced into Ford’s lineup in 2021 and is still made today. But what is the towing capacity of a 2021 Ford Bronco?
The 2021 Ford Bronco has a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 pounds.
The 2021 Ford Bronco 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 2021 Ford Bronco Tow?
The 2021 Ford Bronco has a towing capacity of 4,500 pounds.
The 2021 Ford Bronco 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 Bronco can tow.
You can check out our guide to Ford Bronco 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.
2021 Bronco Towing Capacity By Trim Level
There are many trim levels for the 2021 Bronco. 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 2021 Ford Bronco:
|2021 Ford Bronco Trim Level||Towing Capacity||2-Door or 4-Door||Engine|
|2021 Ford Bronco Base||3,500 lbs||All||All|
|2021 Ford Bronco Big Bend||3,500 lbs||All||All|
|2021 Ford Bronco Black Diamond||3,500 lbs||All||2.3L|
|2021 Ford Bronco Black Diamond||3,500 lbs||2-Door||2.7L|
|2021 Ford Bronco Black Diamond||3,440 lbs||4-Door||2.7L|
|2021 Ford Bronco Outer Banks||3,500 lbs||All||All|
|2021 Ford Bronco Badlands||3,500 lbs||2-Door||2.3L|
|2021 Ford Bronco Badlands||3,320 lbs||4-Door||2.3L|
|2021 Ford Bronco Badlands||3,460 lbs||2-Door||2.7L|
|2021 Ford Bronco Badlands||3,220 lbs||4-Door||2.7L|
|2021 Ford Bronco Badlands (Manual Transmission)||3,500 lbs||2-Door||2.3L|
|2021 Ford Bronco Badlands (Manual Transmission)||3,340 lbs||4-Door||2.3L|
|2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak||3,500 lbs||2-Door||2.7L|
|2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak||3,340 lbs||4-Door||2.7L|
|2021 Ford Bronco First Edition||3,500 lbs||2-Door||2.7L|
|2021 Ford Bronco First Edition||3,240 lbs||4-Door||2.7L|
Towing Capacity By Engine Size & Drivetrain
2021 Ford Bronco Engine Towing Specs
There are two engine options for the 2021 Bronco, which are a 2.3L EcoBoost I4 engine that produces 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, and a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine that produces 310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
2021 Ford Bronco 2.3L EcoBoost I4 Engine Towing Capacity: 3,500 pounds
2021 Ford Bronco 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine Towing Capacity: 3,500 pounds
2021 Ford Bronco Drivetrain Towing Specs
The 2021 Ford Bronco comes standard with four-wheel drive.
2021 Ford Bronco 4WD Tow Capacity: 3,500 pounds
Note that these are the max towing limits for each 2021 Ford Bronco engine. Your Ford Bronco may have a lower towing capacity based on the drivetrain, axle ratio, and if your vehicle has a towing package installed.
2021 Ford Bronco Payload Capacity
The maximum payload capacity of the 2021 Ford Bronco is 1,452 pounds.
This means that the 2021 Bronco can carry up to 1,452 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 2021 Bronco 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.
2021 Ford Bronco Tow Package
Ford offers two optional factory-installed towing packages for the 2021 Bronco, depending on which Bronco model you’re equipping.
The Bronco Sport Towing Package (code 53B) includes a hitch receiver, wiring harness, trailer sway control, front tow hooks, and lane keeping alert.
The Bronco Towing Package (code 53Q) includes a hitch receiver, 4/7-pin connector, 7-wire harness, front tow hooks, trailer sway control, and lane keeping alert.
We definitely recommend getting a towing package if you plan on towing anything with your 2021 Bronco.
2021 Ford Bronco Towing Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2021 Ford Bronco has a maximum tow rating of 4500 pounds, which makes it capable of doing some medium-duty towing.
The 2021 Bronco’s tow capability is similar to its main competitors which are the 2021 Toyota 4Runner and the 2021 Jeep Wrangler.
Here are some similar vehicles to the 2021 Ford Bronco and their towing capacities below:
2021 Toyota 4Runner: 5,000 pounds
2021 Jeep Wrangler: 3,500 pounds
2021 Subaru Forester: 1,500 pounds
2021 Toyota Tacoma: 6,800 pounds
2021 Nissan Pathfinder: 6,000 pounds
2021 Ford Models Towing Capacity Chart
|2021 Ford SUV Model||Towing Capacity|
|2021 Ford Expedition||9,300 pounds|
|2021 Ford Explorer||5,600 pounds|
|2021 Ford Bronco||4,500 pounds|
|2021 Ford Edge||3,500 pounds|
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2021 Ford Bronco 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 2021 Ford Bronco.