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2017 Lincoln MKX Towing Capacity

How much can a 2017 Lincoln MKX pull? Compare 8 trim levels.

What will it tow?

RV   Car   Boat   Typical trailers

2017 Lincoln MKX Trims
Towing capacity by engine

Choose a towing vehicle wisely. Make sure the engine has enough power, the gearbox is capable of withstanding heavy loads, and the axle ratio is optimal for hauling.

  • Premie 4dr Front-wheel Drive - 3,500 lbs
  • Premier 4dr All-wheel Drive - 3,500 lbs
  • Select 4dr Front-wheel Drive - 3,500 lbs
  • Select 4dr All-wheel Drive - 3,500 lbs
  • Reserve 4dr Front-wheel Drive - 3,500 lbs
  • Reserve 4dr All-wheel Drive - 3,500 lbs
  • Black Label 4dr Front-wheel Drive - 3,500 lbs
  • Black Label 4dr All-wheel Drive - 3,500 lbs

Premie 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Maximum Towing Capacity - 3500 lb

It is the same for all trims.

The maximum weight that Lincoln MKX is allowed to tow. The maximum trailer weights listed are only applicable for altitudes up to 3280 ft (1,000 m) above sea level. With increasing altitude the engine power and therefore the car's climbing ability are impaired because of the reduced air density, so the maximum trailer weight has to be reduced accordingly. The weight of the car and trailer must be reduced by 10% for every further 3280 ft (1,000 m) (or part thereof).

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - no data

This is the maximum amount of weight Lincoln MKX is rated to carry (engine, chassis, fluids, passengers, cargo, load - everything). It is often determined by the manufacturer and is indicated in the owner's manual or on the inside of the drive's door panel.

Curb Weight - no data

This is how much Lincoln MKX weighs sitting on the curb with no driver, passengers, no cargo and no load with all standard options.

Payload Capacity - no data

Payload is considered all the extra stuff you put inside your vehicle, whether it be passengers or a pile of rocks, that weight is all considered payload. You can increase it by:

  1. Upgrading the Rear Springs.
  2. Adding Coil-Over Shock Absorbers.
  3. Installing a Longer Truck Bed.
  4. Attaching a Trailer.
  5. Adding Bed Racks.

Horsepower - no data

The higher the power of your engine, the more weight your car can pull.

Torque - no data

High torque is essential for towing because it allows you to pull the trailer at a lower RPM, reducing the strain on the engine.

Axle Ratio - no data

The higher the axle ratio, the more power your vehicle produces, and as a result, the more weight this car can tow.

Drive Type - no data

All-wheel or rear-wheel drive vehicles are best suited for towing, while front-wheel drive vehicles can haul much less weight.

Transmission - no data

Do not overload your vehicle while towing, as this can cause the transmission to overheat and fail. If your transmission has "Towing mode" - be sure to turn it on.

Turbocharger - no data

Turbocharged engines produce more power, so if you need a vehicle for towing, choose the one equipped with a turbo.

Wheelbase - no data

The longer your vehicle's wheelbase, the less likely the trailer you tow will push down on the rear axle and lift the front end.

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a front axle of your Lincoln MKX.

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a rear axle of your Lincoln MKX.

Premier 4dr All-wheel Drive

Select 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Select 4dr All-wheel Drive

Reserve 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Reserve 4dr All-wheel Drive

Black Label 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Black Label 4dr All-wheel Drive

Trailers that Your Vehicle Can Tow



Inside the RV, you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay, even away from civilization.

Car Trailers

If you need to transport your car over a long distance - use a car trailer - this method is much safer and more reliable than towing with a rope.

Choose the car you want to haul:


Boat Trailers

If you need to transport a boat, make sure you choose the right size trailer.

Boat trailer

Typical Trailers

Whatever your needs, you can find a trailer that's perfect for you.

Boat trailer

What is a 2017 Lincoln MKX maximum towing capacity?

When going for family trips outside, you need to bear in mind the 2017 Lincoln MKX towing capacity, which is the most important quality for such adventure. The towing capacity in reality is the vehicle's highest volume of weight that it can safely tow. These details can normally be seen on a sticker situated within the driver's front door near the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is the optimum operating weight (that includes freight and passengers) and should not be violated. As a good rule of thumb, the body weight of any trailer being pulled is required to stay within 10-15 % of the GVWR.

Beneath, we list the info on the towing capacity of the 2017 Lincoln MKX with all trims and generations. You should be aware the maximum towing weight could differ based on the braking system of what is being towed. If a trailer features its own brakes then its "braked capacity". Otherwise, it is unbraked capacity. When reviewing options for your RV, you should understand that its weight and ranking is extracted from the trailer's producer plus all the added payload you are going to put in it needs to never exceed the 2017 Lincoln MKX towing capacity. Violating this crucial guideline will impact your ability to control and stop just in time and will someday lead to long lasting injury to your car or even lead to accidents on the streets.


Drivers must not exceed the Lincoln MKX towing capacity as it can have serious consequences such as interfering with your car's braking ability

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has developed the J2807 set of recommended practices. The tow test procedures designed by the big brains at the SAE consist of a series of rigorous real-world challenges to determine the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of a vehicle and trailer combination.