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How Much Can a Ford F-150 Tow?

Ford F-150 Towing Capacity

The Ford F-150 towing capacity is just one reason America's best-selling truck is considered best-in-class. Unique innovations like interior work surfaces enhance your job site experience, and the power of this truck makes getting it all done a piece of cake. Your F-150 towing capacity will vary with the engine, cab/box configuration, and available equipment, but you'll find competitive strength to handle your hauling needs at every level.

When you choose a Ford F-150, we recommend equipping it with the F-150 Max Trailer Tow Package to unlock its full capabilities. Read on to see how the F-150 towing capacity has varied year-by-year, and how much weight a new Ford F-150 can tow with each engine option. Contact us today with any towing questions; we'd be happy to help you make the most out of your F-150.

Ford F-150 Towing Capacity by Year

The Ford F-150 towing capacity has been steadily refined over the model's seven decades of history. Today, the Ford F-150 maximum towing capacity tops out at a best-in-class1 14,000 lbs2 when properly equipped. Here's how the maximum towing capacity range has varied from 2015 to 2022:

Ford F-150 Towing Capacity Chart
Year Max Towing Max Payload Engine
2022 5,000 to 14,000 lbs 1,410 to 3,325 lbs 3.3L V6, 2.7L V6, 3.5L V6, 3.5L Full Hybrid V6, 5.0L V8, 3.5L High-Output V6
2021 5,000 to 14,000 lbs 1,745 to 3,325 lbs 2.7L V6, 3.3L V6, 3.5L V6, 5.0L V8, 3.0L diesel
2020 5,000 to 13,200 lbs 1,500 to 3,270 lbs 2.7L V6, 3.3L V6, 3.5L V6, 5.0L V8, 3.0L diesel
2019 5,000 to 13,200 lbs 1,485 to 3,270 lbs 2.7L V6, 3.3L V6, 3.5L V6, 5.0L V8, 3.0L diesel
2018 5,000 to 13,200 lbs 1,420 to 3,270 lbs 2.7L V6, 3.3L V6, 3.5L V6, 5.0L V8, 3.0L diesel
2017 5,000 to 12,200 lbs 1,570 to 3,270 lbs 2.7L V6, 3.5L V6, 5.0L V6
2016 5,000 to 12,200 lbs 1,570 to 3,270 lbs 2.7L V6, 3.5L V6, 5.0L V7
2015 5,000 to 12,200 lbs 1,580 to 3,300 lbs 2.7L V6, 3.5L V6, 5.0L V8

The tow capacity of Ford F-150 trucks is impressive. The Max Trailer Tow Package is necessary to hit those top numbers.

What is the Ford F-150 Max Trailer Tow Package?

Achieving the highest Ford F-150 pulling capacity requires several upgrades. The Max Trailer Tow Package starts with the essentials: A trailer hitch and wiring harness. It adds an enhanced engine oil cooler, a beefier front stabilizer bar, and typically a transmission oil cooler.

It also includes a Pro Trailer Backup Assist and a Smart Trailer Tow Connector, but you can find the most crucial feature of this package on the rear axle. A 3.55 (or 3.73) gear ratio replaces the standard ratio to optimize the pulling power of your truck, and an e-locking rear axle is added for significantly improved traction. If you're looking to reach the full potential of your Ford F-150 towing capacity, we highly recommend choosing this package.

2022 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity by Engine

The most significant factor determining your Ford F-150 towing capacity is the engine; cab/box configuration and trailering packages will also play an important role. Here's what each Ford F-150 engine option can achieve:

Ford F-150 towing capacity with 3.3-liter V6

When using the 3.3-liter V6 engine, the Ford F-150 towing capacity starts on the low-end with a 2022 Ford F-150 Regular Cab 6.5-foot box 4x2 being able to tow 5,000 lbs2. When properly equipped and configured, the 3.3-liter V6 maximum towing capacity can rise to a full 8,200 lbs2.

Ford F-150 towing capacity with 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6

When you choose this engine, your Ford F-150 towing capacity will begin with a 2022 Ford F-150 Regular Cab 6.5-foot box 4x2, offering a tow rating of 7,600 lbs2. When properly equipped and configured, this engine can help achieve a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 lbs2.

Ford F-150 towing capacity with 5.0-liter V8

With the 5.0-liter V8 engine, you'll find that the Ford F-150 towing capacity has a low-end rating of 8,200 lbs2 for a 2022 Ford F-150 Regular Cab 6.5-foot box 4x4. As you configure your truck and choose the Max Trailer Tow Package, the V8 maximum towing capacity can expand to 13,000 lbs2.

Ford F-150 towing capacity with 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6

On the low end, this hybrid option achieves a towing capacity of 11,000 lbs2 in the 2022 Ford F-150 SuperCrew® 5.5-foot box 4x2. In the right configuration, it reaches a maximum Ford F-150 towing capacity of 12,700 lbs2.

Ford F-150 towing capacity with 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6

Looking to reach that best-in-class1 towing capacity? You'll find it with the Ford F-150 EcoBoost® towing capacity. On the low side, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 offers a towing capacity of 11,000 lbs2 in the 2022 Ford F-150 SuperCab 6.5-foot box 4x2. When properly configured and equipped with the Max Trailer Tow Package, you can get an immense maximum towing capacity of 14,000 lbs2.

The All-Electric Ford F-150 Towing Capacity

You're probably wondering what the new Ford F-150 Lightning can do. The Ford F-150 Lightning towing capacity comes in at up to 10,000 lbs2, and The Ford F-150 Lightning maximum payload capacity is an equally-impressive 2,000 lbs when properly equipped.

Welcome to Your Ford F-150 Towing Center

At Veterans Ford, we're proud to serve all your Ford vehicle needs. We have you covered whether you're looking for personalized financing on our new Ford Inventory or all the towing equipment your current F-150 may need. Contact us with any questions about your F-150 towing capacity, or visit us today to take a new Ford F-150 on a test drive.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Ford F-150 engine is best for towing?

If you're looking to achieve the highest Ford F-150 towing capacity, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine will be the best choice for your truck. With the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6, your F-150 towing capacity will range from 11,000 lbs2 to a best-in-class1 14,000 lbs2 with the Max Trailer Tow Package.

What weight can a Ford F-150 tow?

The weight that a Ford F-150 can tow will vary depending on the cab/box configuration, engine, and optional equipment. Both the 2022 and 2021 Ford F-150 towing capacity can achieve a best-in-class1 tow rating of 14,000 lbs2 when properly equipped.

How do I increase the towing capacity of my Ford F-150?

The Max Trailer Tow Package is the best way to increase your Ford F-150 towing capacity. It includes essential towing equipment, tech tricks to make the job easier, and mechanical enhancements to help your Ford F-150 achieve a maximum towing capacity of 14,000 lbs2 in the proper configuration.


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1Max towing based on F-150 SuperCab 8’ box and SuperCrew 4x2 with 3.5L EcoBoost in Full-Size Pickups under 8500lbs. Payload is on F-150 XL Regular Cab 8’ box 4x2 with 5.0L V8. Payload and towing are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.

2Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

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