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My 2015 AWD  Ford Edge sport 2.7l v6  is rated to tow only 2000lbs with the 20" rims being the reason it is not 3500 like other edges.   If I change my rims to a smaller size not normally offered on the sport, will I be able to increase my towing capacity or is there more to it? I am wondering if there is a gear ratio aspect as well because the only thing that is referenced in the towing chart footnotes  is the rim size.

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The 20" wheels are not the reason. Other models can also come with 20" wheels and higher tow rating rating. The 2019+ Edge ST with the same motor and same size wheels (20" or 21") comes standard with 3,500 lbs tow rating. As far as I know, there is no official reason on why the 2015-2018 Edge Sport was limited to 2,000 lbs tow rating only. It might be a marketing thing, or an actual physical limitation.

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Never understood why the Edge with the v6 turbo and factory tow package only tows 3500lbs. With the power, braking, larger radiator, and the ST having A larger tranny cooler with AWD, makes no sense with other similar subs like KIA towing much more with similar package.

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3 hours ago, MLTEdge said:

Never understood why the Edge with the v6 turbo and factory tow package only tows 3500lbs. With the power, braking, larger radiator, and the ST having A larger tranny cooler with AWD, makes no sense with other similar subs like KIA towing much more with similar package.


Lots of things affect towing capacity including tires.

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