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2003 Lincoln Town Car Towing Capacity

How much can a 2003 Lincoln Town Car pull? Compare 6 trim levels.

What will it tow?

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2003 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
  • 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) - 5534 lb

It is the same for all trims.

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 - 4308 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 - 1226 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 - 239 hp

It is the same for all trims.

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

Torque - 287 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 - 3.27

It is the same for all trims.

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

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 2003 Lincoln Town Car maximum towing capacity?

When planning much-awaited trips in the open air, you need to remember the 2003 Lincoln Town Car towing capacity, which is the most important quality for such adventure. The towing capacity is really the vehicle's greatest amount of weight that it may safely tow. This info can often be found on a sticker positioned within the driver's front door near the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is definitely the maximum functional weight (such as cargo and passengers) and should not be violated. As a good rule of thumb, the weight of any trailer being towed is suggested to be 10-15 % of the GVWR.

Below, we provide the info on the towing capacity of the 2003 Lincoln Town Car with all trims and generations. Take note that the maximum towing weight could differ according to the braking system of what is being towed. If your trailer is equipped with its own brakes then its "braked capacity". On the contrary, it is called unbraked capacity. When selecting the future trailer, you should keep in mind that its weight and ranking is provided by the the trailer's making company plus all of the extra payload you might take in it must never go beyond the 2003 Lincoln Town Car towing capacity. Violating this significant tip will have an effect on your ability to handle and stop just in time and will someday result in permanent harm to your vehicle or even trigger crashes on the roadways.


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.