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2018 Lincoln MKX Towing Capacity

How much can a 2018 Lincoln MKX pull? Compare 8 trim levels.

What will it tow?

RV   Car   Boat   Typical trailers

2018 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.

  • 3.7L V-6, 3.65 axle ratio, 303 hp, 278 lb/ft - 3,500 lbs
  • 3.7L V-6, 3.39 axle ratio, 303 hp, 278 lb/ft - 3,500 lbs

Premiere 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) - 5440 lb

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 - 4168 lb

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 - 1272 lb

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 - 303 hp

It is the same for all trims.

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

Torque - 278 Lb-Ft

It is the same for all trims.

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 - 3.39

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

Drive Type - front-wheel

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

Transmission - 6-spd w/OD

It is the same for all trims.

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 - twin turbo

It is the same for all trims.

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

Wheelbase - 112.2

It is the same for all trims.

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.

Premiere 4dr All-wheel Drive

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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 2018 Lincoln MKX maximum towing capacity?

When planning exciting outings into the great outdoors, you definitely ought to keep in mind the 2018 Lincoln MKX towing capacity, which is the main characteristic for such endevour. The towing capacity in reality is the vehicle's highest amount of weight that it may safely tow. This info can frequently be located on a sticker label situated within the driver's door near to the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is definitely the optimum functional weight (that includes freight and passengers) and must not be surpassed. Generally speaking, the body weight of the trailer being pulled is suggested to stay within 10-15 per cent of the GVWR.

In this section, the info on the towing capacity of the 2018 Lincoln MKX with all trims and generations. You should be aware that the maximum towing weight can vary based on the braking system of what is being pulled. When a trailer possesses its own brakes then its "braked capacity". On the contrary, it really is unbraked capacity. When purchasing your RV, you have to remember that the weight and score is obtained from the trailer's making company plus all of the additional payload you will take in it needs to never exceed the 2018 Lincoln MKX towing capacity. Violating this significant principle will have an effect on what you can do to handle and stop just in time and can in the end lead to long lasting harm to your car or even result in crashes on the highways.


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.