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2002 Lincoln Town Car Towing Capacity

How much can a 2002 Lincoln Town Car pull? Compare 8 trim levels.

What will it tow?

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2002 Lincoln Town Car 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.

  • Executive 4dr Sedan - 2,000 lbs
  • Signature 4dr Sedan - 2,000 lbs
  • Signature Premium 4dr Sedan - 2,000 lbs
  • Signature Touring 4dr Sedan - 2,000 lbs
  • Signature Premium Touring 4dr Sedan - 2,000 lbs
  • Cartier 4dr Sedan - 2,000 lbs
  • Cartier Premium 4dr Sedan - 2,000 lbs
  • Cartier L 4dr Sedan - 2,000 lbs

Executive 4dr Sedan

Maximum Towing Capacity - 2000 lb

It is the same for all trims.

The maximum weight that Lincoln Town Car 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 Town Car 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 - 4047 lb

This is how much Lincoln Town Car 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 - 220 hp

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

Torque - 265 Lb-Ft

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 - 3.08

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 - 117.7

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 Town Car.

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 Town Car.

Signature 4dr Sedan

Signature Premium 4dr Sedan

Signature Touring 4dr Sedan

Signature Premium Touring 4dr Sedan

Cartier 4dr Sedan

Cartier Premium 4dr Sedan

Cartier L 4dr Sedan

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 2002 Lincoln Town Car maximum towing capacity?

When going for energizing excursions outside, you definitely ought to be aware of the 2002 Lincoln Town Car towing capacity, which is the important feature for such endevour. The towing capacity is actually a the vehicle's highest amount of weight that it could safely pull. This data can normally be seen on a sticker label situated on the inside of the driver's front door near the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is definitely the optimum functional weight (which includes freight and passengers) and ought not to be exceeded. As a good rule of thumb, the weight of any trailer being pulled is recommended to be 10-15 percent of the GVWR.

Down the page, you may find the information about the towing capacity of the 2002 Lincoln Town Car with all trims and generations. Take note that the maximum towing weight can vary greatly based on the braking system of what is being towed. When a trailer has its own brakes then its "braked capacity". Or else, it is actually unbraked capacity. When choosing the future RV, you have to understand that the weight and ranking is taken from the trailer's maker plus all the added payload you might put in it must never go beyond the 2002 Lincoln Town Car towing capacity. Violating this essential rule will have an effect on your ability to handle and stop just in time and might eventually lead to long lasting harm to your vehicle or even result in crashes on the roads.


Drivers must not exceed the Lincoln Town Car 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.