Ford F-150 Towing Capacity


Pick-up trucks like Ford F-150, now morphed into luxury machines, shouldn’t make you question their towing capacity. They are as sturdy and hardy as ever, powered by the impressive twin-turbo V-6, and not the red-blooded V-8. The twin-turbo V-6 engines offer better fuel economy than V-8. 

Towing Capacity
The towing capacity of a pick-up truck can be influenced by several variables. Some of these major variables include the cargo weight and the weight of the vehicle, but the most important factor remains the engine capacity.

Ford F-150 can tow up to 13,200 lbs when properly equipped. Without the trailer tow, however, an F-150 can tug up to 7000 lbs.

Ford F-150 Engine
F-150 has several variants, but their engines make the difference in the towing capacity. There are several engines to choose from, depending on your needs. The 2021 F-150 like 2020 will be available with several engine choices, including a 3.3-liter V-6 at the base level. The other engine variants include a twin-turbocharged 2.7 liter V-6, a 5.0 liter V-8, a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6, and a twin-turbocharged 3.5 liter V-6.

The base engine in Ford F-150 is a 3.3-liter gasoline V-6 capable of producing 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque supported by Ti-VCT that is a twin independent variable cam. Fuel efficiency and power improvement come from Ford's port-fuel and direct-injection (PFDI), while auto stop-start technology saves gas when the truck is motionless. The 3.3-liter V-6 has six-speed automatic transmissions. This engine is the best option in the entry-level F-150 XL or F-150 XLT.

The Best F-150 Engine For Towing
For towing and hauling, the engine that is the best is the 3.5-Liter EcoBoost V-6, powered at 375 hp and 470 lb-ft. The 3.5L EcoBoost® has a towing capacity of 13,200 lbs while the maximum payload is 3,230 pounds.

If you would like to know more about the features of Ford F-150 or if you would like to test drive the vehicle, head over to the Capital Ford Raleigh dealership in Raleigh, NC. Residents of Northeast Raleigh, Hope Valley, and Brandemere can also drop by to check out the latest models.

Source: Ford