There’s a Ford F-150 that can tow just about anything that you need towed

Quick notes

  • The Ford F-150 is well known as a workhorse.

  • Part of this reputation is based on its high towing capacity.

  • Ford F-150 towing capacity ranges from 5,000 to an absolutely whopping 13,200 lbs depending on the configuration chosen.

Ford F-150 configuration and towing capacity

The Ford F-150 has always been known as a tough workhorse. One of the reasons for this is the great towing capacity. The Ford F-150 towing capacity is one of the greatest available on the market. The available towing capacity of the Ford F-150 depends on the actual configuration of the vehicle, and there are a lot available. Let’s run through the basics. Just keep in mind that the higher the trim level, generally the lower the towing capacity. Better is not always better in this situation.

Configuration for maximum 13,200 lbs Ford F-150 towing capacity

To haul that massive motor home or trailer, you may need the full 13,200 lbs Ford F-150 towing capacity. To get this you need to choose the XL trim SuperCrew, 6.5-foot bed, RWD, 3.5L EcoBoost Engine, Max Trailer Tow Package, and 20″ tires. Adding 4WD, which may be necessary in certain locations due to weather, reduces the Ford F-150’s towing capacity to 12,900 lbs.

3.3L V6

With 290hp and 265 pounds of torque per foot, the 3.3L V6 engine offers a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 lbs. It’s achievable with the 2WD configuration featuring either a 6.5 or 8-foot bed and regular cab. Towing capacities of 7,500 and 7,400 lbs are also available with this engine but alternate configurations.

5.0L V8

Towing capacity of 11,500 pounds is available with this 395hp engine. With 400 pounds of torque per foot, this Ford F-150 towing capacity is achieved with a 3.73 axle ratio. Towing capacities of 11,200 and 10,000 lbs are available with this engine and different configurations.

The Ford F-150 towing capacity is one of the greatest available on the market. The available towing capacity of the Ford F-150 depends on the actual configuration of the vehicle, and there are a lot available.

3.0L V6 Diesel

Choosing a 3.55 axle ratio gets an 11,500 pound towing capacity with this 250hp motor and 440 pounds per foot of torque. This Ford F-150 towing capacity is only possible if pairing the engine with the 2WD SuperCab option along with the 6.5-foot bed.

As with the other engines, lowering towing capacities are available with other configurations and the same engine. The other towing capabilities are 11,200 and 10,000 pounds.

2.7L EcoBoost V6

With the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 with 325hp and 400 pounds per foot of torque, you can get a maximum 9,000 pounds of towing capacity.

To get 9,000 pounds, the 2.7L needs to be paired with either:

  • 4WD Regular Cab 8-foot bed
  • 2WD SuperCab 8-foot bed
  • 4WD SuperCab 6.5-foot bed
  • 2WD SuperCrew 6.5-foot bed

Alternate towing capacities of 8,900 and 8,500 pounds are available with alternate configurations.

3.5L EcoBoost V6

The 3.5L comes with 375hp and 470 pounds per foot of torque. It comes in with a massive 13,200 towing capacity when paired with the 2WD SuperCrew and 6.5-foot bed. This must be paired with the Max Trailer Tow Package, 3.55 axle ratio, and 20″ wheels.

3.5L EcoBoost V6 High Output – The Raptor

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The Raptor has an available 8,000 or 6,000 pound towing capacity depending on the configuration.

Ford F-150 5th wheel towing capacity

Choosing the 3.5L EcoBoost engine, 8-foot bed, 4×2 XL regular cab, 3.55 axle ratio and Max Trailer Tow Package offers a maximum 5th wheel towing capacity of 12,100 pounds. The Ford F-1 ‘workhorse’ 50 is a beast when it comes to towing and can easily meet most of your towing needs.

Be sure to review the specs and configuration with the dealer before finalizing any purchase.

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