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Towing Capacity and Parts Need to Tow a Trailer with a 2016 Ford Fusion


2016 Ford Fusion How much weight can my car tow with this hitch? Can I install or do I need a professional? Total cost?


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The towing capacity of your 2016 Ford Fusion won't change based on the hitch you choose. According to its owner's manual the Fusion can tow 2,000 pounds if it's the 2.0L GTDI model. Otherwise its max is 1,000 pounds unless you have the Hybrid or Energi models which are not rated to tow at all.

The hitch I recommend for your Fusion is the Curt # C12091. I like the Curt because they're generally built better than some others and just as reasonably priced. All of our prices on the product pages. The install is pretty straightforward if you're mechanically inclined and have the correct tools. I linked an install video and the install details. There is a little trimming involved.

Since you mentioned towing you're also going to need a wiring harness and ball mount. I recommend the Hopkins # HM11140444 and # C45016 is the manufacturer recommended ball mount for your Fusion.

Finally you need a pin and clip # F-4 and either # A-82 or A-80 depending on which size ball your trailer needs.

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