Who says a crossover can’t tow with some of the best larger vehicles out there? Obviously not those who have experienced the 2018 Ford Edge. When equipped with the Class II Tow Package, the new Edge can tow up to 3,500 pounds — giving it a clear-cut advantage over most SUVs in Rochelle, Illinois.   

That’s a big number. But exactly how much is 3,500 pounds? We’ve got some points of reference for you below. Keep reading to see what you can haul with the 2018 Ford Edge.

5 Things Your 2018 Ford Edge Can Tow

Carry-on trailer

The days of needing a pickup truck to get the job done are over. Load up a small carry-on trailer with your tools and supplies, and the Edge will make sure that you have everything you need for every project.

Pop-up camper

The Edge is spacious and comfortable, but you’ll want to stay in something a little larger for living quarters. That’s why it’s a good thing that the Edge can tow pop-up trailers on the strength of an available 315-horsepower EcoBoost® engine. With so many great campgrounds throughout the state of Illinois, you won’t want to let this go to waste.

Storage pod

With up to 73.4 cu. ft. of cargo space to work with, you’ll have plenty of room for your belongings in the Edge. But just in case you need some extra, this midsize SUV is capable of towing most pods and moving units. Getting the most out of every trip has never been easier.  

Small boat

The Edge can tow, tow, tow your boat, gently down the street — thanks to Trailer Sway Control. Where to? Try Spring Lake Marina. Or if you want a weekend getaway full of fishing and picnics, Lake Sule at Lyle Kunda Park is an excellent place to start.


Some people are bolder than others. If you’re even considering the new Edge, you’ve made that statement. But if you want to take it a step further, you’re in luck. The Edge is perfect for hauling off-roading equipment like ATVs and dirtbikes around Rochelle. After all, Byron Motorsports Park is just a half-hour drive up the road.

Push Yourself to the Edge In Rochelle, IL

Ready to see what the 2018 Ford Edge can do? Find this capable SUV in our new Ford inventory. If you like what you saw above, come in for a test drive at our dealership in Rochelle, Illinois.