Ford F-150 Towing Capacity Overview



When you need a full-size truck that pulls onto the job site with an impressive payload rating, horsepower capability, and heavy-duty towing capacity, you need the new Ford F-150. If you're shopping for a new truck that can tow the heavy loads during the week then haul large watercraft on the weekends, take a look at the new Ford F-150. The regular cab Ford F-150 towing capacity can be up to 13,300-pounds when properly equipped. If you have any questions about how much can a Ford F-150 tow, contact us today.

To climb into the cabin of the latest lineup of new Ford trucks, visit DeSoto Ford. Our team is ready to help you learn more about the 2021 Ford F-150 towing capacity. The Ford F-150 in our new Ford inventory is available for purchase in a menu of trim models to help drivers pair their new truck with their needs. To learn more about the towing capacity for Ford F-150, see our chart below.

Ford F-150 Towing Capacity By Year:

2021 Ford F-150
2020 Ford F-150
2019 Ford F-150
2018 Ford F-150
2017 Ford F-150
2016 Ford F-150
2015 Ford F-150
2014 Ford F-150
2013 Ford F-150
2012 Ford F-150
2011 Ford F-150
Max Towing: 5,000 to 11,300 lbs 5,000 to 8,000 lbs 5,000 to 8,000 lbs 5,000 to 8,000 lbs 5,000 to 8,000 lbs 5,000 to 10,400 lbs 5,000 to 9,100 lbs 5,500 to 8,100 lbs 5,500 to 8,100 lbs 5,500 to 9,400 lbs 5,500 to 9,600 lbs
Max Payload: 1,745 to 2,238 lbs 1,142 to 2,309 lbs 1,125 to 2,309 lbs 1,125 to 2,311 lbs 1,621 to 2,329 lbs 1,514 to 2,320 lbs 1,654 to 2,286 lbs 1,046 to 1,988 lbs 1,046 to 1,988 lbs 984 to 1,988 lbs 994 to 2,732 lbs
Transmission: 10-speed automatic 6 & 10-speed automatic 6 & 10-speed automatic 6 & 10-speed automatic 6 & 10-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic
Engine: 2.7L V6, 3.3L V6, 3.5L V6, 5.0L V8, 3.0L diesel 2.7L V6, 3.3L V6, 3.5L V6, 5.0L V8, 3.0L diesel 2.7L V6, 3.3L V6, 3.5L V6, 5.0L V8, 3.0L diesel 2.7L V6, 3.3L V6, 3.5L V6, 5.0L V8, 3.0L diesel 2.7L V6, 3.5L V6, 5.0L V6 2.7L V6, 3.5L V6, 5.0L V6 2.7L V6, 3.5L V6, 5.0L V6 3.5L V6, 3.7L V6, 5.0L V8, 6.2L V5 3.5L V6, 3.7L V6, 5.0L V8, 6.2L V5 3.5L V6, 3.7L V6, 5.0L V8, 6.2L V5 3.5L V6, 3.7L V6, 5.0L V8, 6.2L V5
Horsepower: 250 to 430 hp 250 to 450 hp 250 to 450 hp 250 to 450 hp 250 to 450 hp 282 to 385 hp 282 to 385 hp 302 to 411 hp 302 to 411 hp 302 to 411 hp 302 to 411 hp

What Is Towing Capacity?

Towing capacity is how much weight your vehicle can safely pull behind it. Ford F-150 towing capacity varies by the powertrain and equipment. Generally, a more powerful engine will create more horsepower and, therefore, a greater towing capacity. Other factors that affect a vehicle's tow rating are the transmission, gear ratios, suspension, box length, and frame construction. The heavier the item you need to haul, the stronger your truck needs to be. Depending on the equipment, the regular cab 2021 Ford F-150 max towing capacity is up to 13,300 pounds when powered by a 3.5L EcoBoost® V6.

When you have heavy loads, gravel, other vehicles, weekend toys, and boats to tow, you'll appreciate the Ford F-150 towing ability. When deciding on your next Ford F-150, take advantage of our Ford F-150 towing selector.

What is the towing capacity of a 2021 Ford F-150?

If you are ready to upgrade to a new Ford truck, you might be wondering how much can a Ford F-150 tow? The Ford F-150 towing capacity varies depending on the trim configuration and equipment you choose. Beginning with the base model F-150 XL, when equipped with the standard 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine, the F-150 can tow up to 5,000 pounds. This number increases as we progress through the model lineup to the F-150 LARIAT that can tow up to 7,600-pounds and to the F-150 Platinum that can tow up to 13,300 pounds when equipped with the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6.

Which Ford F-150 engine is best for towing?

Depending on how you plan to use your Ford F-150, the best F-150 engine for towing varies from driver to driver. If you need to haul more than 13,000-pounds regularly, then a 4x2 Ford F-150 with a 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 and an 8-foot box will get the job done. Another option is the 4x4 Ford F-150 with a 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine under the hood. For many drivers, the 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine in the F-150 XL or F-150 XLT with a towing capacity of up to 5,000-pounds is plentys.

What can affect my towing capacity?

When considering the best new truck for your needs, there are many factors that can affect the Ford F-150 towing capability. The biggest element is also the most obvious, and that's the engine. The 2021 F-150 arrives with a choice of engines, including the 3.3L Ti-VCT V6, 2.7L EcoBoost® V6, 5.0L Ti-VCT V8, and 3.5L EcoBoost® V6. Aside from choosing the best engine for your towing needs, the pickup box length, drive type, axle ratio, and GCWR (lbs) all affect your truck's towing capacity.

New Ford Truck Lease At DeSoto Ford

After you choose a new F-150 LARIAT or F-150 Limited to tackle your heavy loads, you'll want to know what Ford F-150 lease deals are happening now. You're invited to contact our finance department to ask about how to lease a new Ford F-150 pickup truck. Our agents can help you apply for credit, answer your questions about buying vs. leasing and help you decide how much to put down on a new truck.

2021 Ford F-150 Engine Towing Capacities

The 2021 Ford F-150 is a hard-charging truck with plenty of power, no matter which trim level you choose. To dive deeper into the 2021 Ford F-150 towing capacity, we've identified the seven engines that are available in the current model. All of the engines in our Ford F-150 lineup are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and can be combined with either rear- or four-wheel drive.

Here are the 2021 Ford F-150 engine options and how much weight you can tow with each one. This is a great measurement to review before you go to our dealership in person and see these trucks for yourself. Those that need their trucks every day to get the job done should pay extra attention.

  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V-6 engine: towing capacity of 8,200 pounds1
  • 2.7L EcoBoost® V-6 engine: towing capacity of 10,100 pounds1
  • 3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel engine: towing capacity of 12,100 pounds1
  • 3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V-6 engine: towing capacity of 12,700 pounds1
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V-8 engine: towing capacity of 13,000 pounds1
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V-6 engine: towing capacity of 14,000 pounds1
  • High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost® engine: towing capacity of 14,000 pounds1

As you can see, there is no shortage of options when you want a truck that can hold its own weight. One thing you can always depend on from a Ford truck is dependability. We're proud to be the model that everyone can count on all the way from the driveway to the worksite.

1Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

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