Automakers understate the tow capacity of sedans in the US to sell more profitable pickup trucks. The Ford Fusion sedan in the US has a 1000 pound tow rating. The similar size Ford Mondeo sedan in the UK has a 4400 pound max rating.
</end lecture mode> I hope that wasn't too tedious.
@mike The mondeo is a diesel and the fusion is gas
That could do it diesel would have that torque~
I got the information from the brochure here: https://www.ford.co.uk/content/dam/guxeu/uk/documents/brochures/cars/BRO-Mondeo.pdf If you scroll through, all the diesel engines are 2 liters. The gas/petrol engine is 1.5 liters. On page 24 and 25 the lowest (braked) tow rating for 1.5 liter engines is 1250 kg with the 6 speed manual, 1450 kg with the 6 speed auto.
Well 1.5l to 1.5l
NA > 0.5 ton
EU > 1.5 ton
Now there's the difference
I wonder what makes that difference now
@mike Ya they use different 6 speed transmissions so it /could/ be that
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!