2020 Ford F-250 towing a boat

Ford F-150 vs. F-250 Towing Capacity & Packages (2020 & 2019 Models)

You know you want to be the proud owner of one of America's best-selling pickup trucks, but have you made the decision between the 2020 Ford F-150 and the 2020 Ford F-250? Both models provide impressive performance when it comes to towing and hauling, but only one can truly enhance your workday. The following page has been created by the team at RiverBend Ford in Bainbridge, GA, to highlight the key differences in towing capacity between the 2020 Ford F-150 and 2020 Ford F-250. After reviewing this towing capacity guide, check out our F-150 and F-250 inventory pages and pair your preferred F-150 with a lease deal. Have questions? Please reach out to a member of our team by phone at (877) 340-0441.

2020 Ford F-150

2020 Ford F-150 vs. F-250 Towing Capacity
Towing Capacity of the 2020 Ford F-150

Engine

Max. Towing Capacity

3.5L EcoBoost®

13,200 lbs.

3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel

11,500 lbs.

High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost

11,100 lbs.

2.7L Turbocharged EcoBoost

8,500 lbs.

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

11,600 lbs.

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

7,700 lbs.

Tow Package Options

  • Class IV Trailer Hitch
  • Trailer Tow Package
  • Max. Trailer Tow Package

Towing Assist Technology

Electronic-Shift-On-the-Fly (ESOF) with Neutral Towing Capability

Switch to four-wheel drive as quickly as you can turn the lever when you use ESOF. There are two four-wheel drive modes - high and low - as well as two-wheel drive capability.

Trailer Brake Controller

This tool works to make sure that your trailer's brakes and the F-150 model's brakes are working together in an efficient manner.

Trailer Sway Control

AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ works to help keep your trailer steady with the trailer sway control system.

2020 Ford F-250 towing a heavy machine

2020 Ford F-150 vs. F-250 Towing Capacity
Towing Capacity of the 2020 Ford F-250

Max. Fifth-Wheel/Gooseneck Towing

Engine

Max. Conventional Towing

15,800 lbs.

6.2L Gas V8

15,000 lbs.

19,500 lbs.

7.3L Gas V8

15,000 lbs.

22,800 lbs.

6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel

20,000 lbs.

Tow Package Options

  • F-250 Trailer Tow High Capacity with Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System and Pro Trailer Backup Assist Package
  • High Capacity Trailer Tow Package
  • Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System with Pro Trailer Backup Assist™
  • Camper Package
  • Snow Plow/Camper Package

Towing Assist Technology

Pro Trailer Backup Assist™

Rotate the backup lever whichever direction you want the lever to go while the Pro Trailer Backup Assist system controls your steering wheel, leaving you free to focus on maneuvering the trailer.

Trailer Sway Control

Keep your trailer steady even when handling steep inclines.

Trailer Reverse Guidance

The trailer reverse guidance system utilizes the F-250 model's cameras to assist the driver in backing up safely.

Standard Hill Start Assist

Hill start assist applies the brakes as needed if the engine isn't producing enough torque to make it up the hill.

2020 Ford F-250 driving through mud

2020 Ford F-150 vs. F-250 Towing Capacity
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the payload capacity of the F-Series?

The 2020 Ford F-150 boasts a maximum payload capacity of 3,270 lbs. when equipped with the 5.0L V8 engine. The 2020 Ford F-250 includes a maximum payload capacity of 4,260 lbs. when you choose a Regular Cab configuration.

2019 Ford F-150 vs. 2019 F-250
 

2019 Ford F-150 vs. F-250 Towing Capacity and Packages

You know you want to be the proud owner of one of America's best-selling pickup trucks, but have you made the decision between the 2019 Ford F-150 and the 2019 Ford F-250? Both models provide impressive performance when it comes to towing and hauling, but only one can truly enhance your workday. The following page has been created by the team at RiverBend Ford in Bainbridge, GA to highlight the key differences in towing capacity between the 2019 Ford F-150 and 2019 Ford F-250.

Towing Capacity of the 2019 Ford F-150

The 2019 Ford F-150 features an impressive six-engine lineup. The 3.5L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6 offers the most towing power, with a maximum capacity of 13,200 lbs. The table below provides towing specs for each engine option.

Engine

Max. Towing

3.3L Ti-VCT

7,700 lbs.

2.7L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6

9,000 lbs.

3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V6

11,400 lbs.

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

11,400 lbs.

3.5L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6

13,200 lbs.

H.O. EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6

8,000 lbs.

Tow Package Options

The 2019 Ford F-150 is available with a number of tow packages you can add to your pickup truck to enhance your vehicle's performance. The list below details the tow packages available.

2019 Ford F-150 towing ATV in field
  • Class IV trailer hitch
  • Max. Trailer Tow Package
  • Max. Trailer Tow Package with Pro Trailer Backup Assist™
  • Trailer Tow Package
  • Trailer Tow Package with Pro Trailer Backup Assist™

Towing Assist Technology

Do you want to tow more safely and more efficiently than ever? The 2019 Ford F-150 makes this possible with a host of available towing technologies.

2019 Ford F-150 towing boat into river

Pro Trailer Backup Assist™

Backing up with your trailer has never been easier thanks to this impressive system. You can program the system by telling it which direction you want the trailer to go with the rotation of a dial. The system then automatically steers the truck in the desired direction.

2019 Ford F-150 towing boat down street

BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with trailer cover

This system warns you if another vehicle is in your blind spot, with coverage that now extends to your trailer.

2019 Ford F-150 towing equipment in construction zone

Trailer Sway Control

If trailer sway is detected, this system will automatically apply the brakes to help you maintain control of your truck and trailer.

Towing Capacity of the 2019 Ford F-250

Equipped with both a gas and diesel engine option, the 2019 Ford F-250 provides serious power depending on your specific needs. Both engines offer conventional or 5th wheel gooseneck towing options, which have been highlighted in the table below.

Engine

6.7L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel

6.2L Flex-Fuel Gas V8

Max. Conventional Towing Capacity

15,000 lbs.

15,000 lbs.

Max. 5th Wheel Towing Capacity

18,500 lbs.

15,800 lbs.

Tow Package Options

Do you require optimum power from your 2019 Ford F-250? Consider adding a tow package to your pickup truck. The packages available have been designed to take towing to the next level.

2019 Ford F-250 towing construction equipment
  • 5th wheel/Gooseneck trailer tow prep package
  • F-250 High Capacity Trailer Tow Package
  • Heavy-Service Front Suspension Package

Towing Assist Technology

Towing has never been easier thanks to the towing assist technology features included with the 2019 Ford F-250. Key features have been listed below.

2019 Ford F-250 towing trailer by lake

Trailer Reverse Guidance

This system switches between side and rear cameras to help you easily guide your trailer.

2019 Ford F-250 towing boat by cliff

Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System

This class-exclusive system displays individual tire pressure for each tire on a connected trailer, and will alert you if if any tire's pressure is too low.

2019 Ford F-250 exteriuor front view

Adaptive Steering

Depending on the driving conditions, this system will reduce the amount of steering needed, whether you're reversing or maneuvering in a parking lot.

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