The Ford F-150 towing capacity is one reason this truck stands out. Unique innovations like interior work surfaces and available 120/240-volt outlets that can power a reciprocating saw or hammer drill enhance your experience on the job site. However, this is only one way that the power of this truck makes projects easier to tackle. 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 for sale 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.
The Ford F-150 tow capacity has been steadily refined over the model's seven decades. To help you find the vehicle that meets your needs and can tow your horse trailer or camper, we've put together a Ford F-150 tow chart that ranges from 2015 to 2023:
|Ford F-150 Towing Capacity Chart|
|Year||Max Towing||Max Payload||Engine|
|2023||5,000 to 14,000 lbs1 2||1,410 to 3,310 lbs||3.3L V-6, 2.7L V-6, 3.5L V-6, 3.5L Full Hybrid V-6, 5.0L V-8, 3.5L High-Output V-6|
|2022||5,000 to 14,000 lbs1||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 lbs1||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 lbs1||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 lbs1||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 lbs1||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 lbs1||1,570 to 3,270 lbs||2.7L V6, 3.5L V6, 5.0L V6|
|2016||5,000 to 12,200 lbs1||1,570 to 3,270 lbs||2.7L V6, 3.5L V6, 5.0L V7|
|2015||5,000 to 12,200 lbs1||1,580 to 3,300 lbs||2.7L V6, 3.5L V6, 5.0L V8|
The towing capacity of Ford F-150 trucks is impressive. To ensure your new F-150 pickup has the most towing potential it can, spec your model with the Max Trailer Tow Package.
Achieving the highest Ford F-150 tow rating requires several upgrades to ensure the maximum tow load and that the tongue weight can handle the job. The Max Trailer Tow Package starts with a trailer hitch and wiring harness. It adds an enhanced engine oil cooler, a beefier front stabilizer bar, and typically a transmission oil cooler to assist the increased weight limit. Also, adding tow mirrors can help you hitch up and haul out.
It also includes a Pro Trailer Backup Assist and a Smart Trailer Tow Connector. The first helps both novices and pros to control their vehicle when backing up since the trailer goes in the opposite direction of the truck. You set your preferences using a knob, and the system guides the steering wheel for you. The second feature mentioned lets you know if there is something about your trailer that needs attention. For instance, you might have a brake lamp out or a problem with the trailer battery.
However, 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.
The engine is the most significant factor determining your Ford F-150 towing capacity. The transmission, cab/box configuration, and trailering packages also play an essential role. Here's what each Ford F-150 engine option can achieve when equipped for maximum towing:
The 2023 Ford F-150 towing capacity starts with a 3.3-liter V-6 engine with 290 horsepower, 265 pound-feet of torque, and can tow up to 5,000 pounds.1 When properly equipped and configured, the 3.3-liter V-6 maximum towing capacity increases to up to 8,200 pounds.1
When you choose this engine with 325 horsepower, your Ford F-150 towing capacity will begin with a tow rating of 7,600 pounds.1 When properly equipped and configured, this engine can help achieve a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds.1
With the 5.0-liter V-8 engine, you'll find that the Ford F-150 towing capacity starts at 8,200 pounds.1 As you configure your truck and add the Max Tow Package, the V-8 maximum towing capacity can expand to 13,000 pounds.1 You will also enjoy a robust 400 horsepower.
The 3.5-liter Ecoboost V-6 engine in the new 2023 Ford F-150 has 400 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque and can tow up to 14,000 pounds,2 which is the maximum capability for this dynamic truck.
When you want a full hybrid engine with 430 horsepower, 570 pound-feet of torque, 2,120 pounds of payload, and the ability to tow up to 12,700 pounds,3 you want the new F-150 with the 3.5-liter Powerboost Full Hybrid V-6 engine. Experience a powerful ride and even more competitive fuel economy with this powertrain.
You're probably wondering what the 2023 Ford Lightning for sale can do. This is the all-electric version of this popular truck, which can save you greatly on gas. The Ford F-150 Lightning Pro can take you from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and tow up to 7,700 pounds.4 Upgrade your Ford F-150 Lighting to the XLT or Lariat trims, where your towing capacity increases to 10,000 pounds.5
At Veterans Ford, we proudly serve all your Ford vehicle needs. We have options whether you're looking for personalized financing on our Ford F-150 lease and finance deals or all the towing equipment your current F-150 may need. In addition to outfitting your new ride with the Max Trailer Tow package, discuss the specifics of how to use available features like the onboard scales, Continuous Control Damping technology that automatically adjusts your shock absorber's stiffness, and Dynamic Hitch Assistance.
Contact us with any questions about your F-150 towing capacity or how it compares to that of a Ford F-250 or another vehicle. Visit us today to take a new Ford F-150 on a test drive.
If you want to achieve the highest Ford F-150 towing capacity, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine will be the best choice for your truck. With the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine, your F-150 towing capacity will range from 11,000 pounds1 to a best-in-class 14,000 pounds2 with the Max Trailer Tow Package.
The weight that a Ford F-150 can tow will vary depending on the cab/box configuration, engine, and optional equipment. The 2023 Ford F-150 towing capacity can achieve a best-in-class tow rating of 14,000 pounds2 when properly equipped. This can allow you to bring a camper or horse trailer along with you. However, make sure to count the weight of the contents in your assessment.
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 pounds2 in the proper configuration. Ask our team about it when you stop by our dealership for a tour and test drive.
Yes, the Ford F-150 can tow a horse trailer in most cases. The towing capacity of the new 2023 Ford F-150 trucks ranges from 5,000 pounds to 14,000 pounds when properly equipped. If your fully loaded horse trailer falls within those parameters and your F-150 truck is set up for that tow rating, your new Ford truck can tow a horse trailer.
Yes, Ford F-150 trucks can tow larger Airstream vehicles in many cases, depending on the truck's towing capacity and the weight of the Airstream. The new 2023 Ford F-150 trucks can tow between 5,000 pounds and 14,000 pounds when properly equipped. If your new Airstream weighs less than the towing capacity of your new Ford truck, then your F-150 can tow an Airstream with ease.
The new Ford F-150 trucks can easily be equipped to tow a travel trailer, camper, or fifth wheel. The new lineup of F-150 trucks can tow between 5,000 pounds and 14,000 pounds when properly equipped, making it the ideal vehicle to tow a camper. Learn more at our dealership about how to set up your truck for towing.
No, the Ford F-150 can not tow more than the new Ford F-250, generally speaking. While the F-150 has an impressive towing capacity of up to 14,000 pounds when properly equipped, the new Ford Super Duty F-250 has colossal power when equipped with the 6.7-liter High Output Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine and can tow up to 30,000 pounds.6
If you'd like to install a trailer hitch on your Ford F-150 truck, our service department can talk to you about installing the best trailer hitch for your vehicle and towing needs. We can also help you install one of the towing packages for your vehicle's current powertrain and bed configuration. In addition to these accessories, we can help you add other packages to make your ride more personal.
1Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.
2Max towing on F-150 XL SuperCab 8' box and SuperCrew® 6.5" box, 3.5L EcoBoost, 4x2 with Max Trailer Tow Pkg. and Heavy-Duty Payload Pkg. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR. Horsepower, torque, and towing ratings are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.
3Max towing on F-150 XL PowerBoost SuperCrew,® 4x2 with Max Trailer Tow Package and Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.
4With the available Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.
5Max towing on XLT and LARIAT with available extended-range battery and Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.
6Max conventional rating of 30,000 lbs. available on (Class III/14,000 GVWR) F-450® Crew Cab with available 6.7L High-Output Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel engine. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR.