What to Look Out for When Buying Ford Bronco Sport Towing & Hitches?
Towing Capacity and Accessory Load Classes
Before you decide on which Ford Bronco Sport towing & hitch accessories you want, you first need to know how much your Bronco Sport can carry and which hitch (hardware) class to focus on.
The Ford Bronco Sport maximum towing capacity is between 2,000 and 2,200 pounds depending on the trim level, the towing package, and other factors such as the engine, the tires, and the suspension.
Hitch receivers are classified into various classes, ranging from Class I to Class III, each capable of handling specific weight limits.
Tow hooks, shackles, tie-down straps, and trailer ball mounts also have their load capacity ranges.
It's important to choose equipment that can handle the weight of your Bronco Sport and any additional loads or modifications.
At the same time, there is no need to overspend on getting high-class hardware when your Bronco Sport is never going to be able to tow more than what it’s rated for, at least not in a safe and controlled manner.
Safety Features and Essentials
When done right, towing with a Ford Bronco Sport is nothing but a walk in the park which is why you should prioritize a few essential safety features.
The most important safety features are integrated wiring harnesses which will allow you to control your trailer without worrying while stuff such as trailer sway control is also very important if you spend a lot of your driving time on a highway.
Towing mirrors are also essential while ABS and ESC on your trailer is also a very good idea, if possible.
Other features such as safety chains, reinforced construction, compatible trailer brake systems, and anti-theft measures are also welcome.
Build Materials and Durability
Last, but certainly not least, build materials and durability are also extremely important when it comes to heavy-duty Ford Bronco Sport towing & hitch accessories.
Forged alloy, steel, billet, or even cast iron are the best four materials to focus on when buying Ford Bronco Sport towing equipment.
However, don’t forget about all of the plates, latches, hooks, brackets, bolts, and screws as your entire system is only as strong as the weakest link within it.
Other notable additions include strong consistent welds, proper storage, multiple connection points, sealed wires, protective coatings, and even safety certifications and reliability standard compliance.