Ford F-150 Towing Capacity by Engine (2021 Update)

How much can the 2021 Ford F-150 tow? That depends on the engine you select. With a lineup of six dynamic engines, including an all-new full hybrid, there are towing capabilities for a range of purposes. Below, the RiverBend Ford team has gathered together 2021 F-150 towing and engine specs for you to review.

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2021 Ford F-150 Towing a boat

2021 Ford F-150 Max. Towing Capacity

The 2021 F-150 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine boasts a best-in-class towing capability of 14,000 pounds. With these kinds of numbers, you can easily tow a horse trailer or souped-up boat. View the following F-150 engine towing capacity chart for more details.

Engine TypeMax. Towing Capacity
3.5L EcoBoost V614,000 lbs.
5.0L V813,000 lbs.
3.5L PowerBoost Full Hybrid V612,700 lbs.
3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel12,100 lbs.
2.7L EcoBoost V610,100 lbs.
3.3L Ti-VCT V68,200 lbs.

3.5L PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6

The 3.5L PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 engine is all-new to the 2021 F-150 lineup. This brawny, class-exclusive pickup was crafted to meet the demands of an environmentally-conscious world and is a solid mix of gas and electric power. You'll feel the engine purr with a ten-speed automatic transmission, 430 horsepower, and 570 pound-feet of torque. With 2,120 pounds of payload capacity, you can be sure that your cargo and passengers will all make the trip with you. This highly-anticipated hybrid is available on the 2021 F-150 King Ranch®, Platinum, and Limited trim levels.

3.5L EcoBoost V6

The 3.5L EcoBoost V6 is the engine to choose if you're after the F-150 truck's top towing capabilities. With a 14,000-pound towing capacity, 3,250-pound payload capacity, and ten-speed automatic transmission, expect to haul to your heart's content. The 3.5L EcoBoost outputs an impressive 400 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. Find this engine available on the Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims.

5.0L V8

If your main concern is your truck's payload, you can't do any better than the 5.0L V8 powertrain. This engine has a best-in-class payload rating of 3,325 pounds, ideal for packing your truck with every tool and crew member that you need for the job. Shift from gear to gear with the ten-speed automatic transmission and take advantage of the 400 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque with this well-rounded engine. The 5.0L V8 engine is available on the 2021 F-150 XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trim levels.

3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel

If a diesel engine configuration is what makes your heart skip a beat, the 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel is designed with you in mind. Producing 250 horsepower, 440 pound-feet of torque, and 1,840 pounds of payload, this is the light duty engine of light duty engines in everything except towing. The 3.0L Power Stroke can tow up to 12,100 pounds when properly equipped. Pair this engine with the 2021 F-150 Lariat, King Ranch, or Platinum trim levels.

2.7L EcoBoost V6

The 2.7L EcoBoost V6 will keep your energy focused on getting the job done right. With 325 horsepower, 400 pound-feet of torque, and a ten-speed automatic transmission, this engine is ready to take your workday far. Haul your crew and lumber with 2,480 pounds maximum payload. The 2.7L EcoBoost is available on the 2021 F-150 XL, XLT, and Lariat trims.

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

If you just need a light duty hauler with essential functions, have a look at the standard 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine, which can carry up to 1,985 pounds of payload in the cab. This engine produces 290 horsepower, 265 pound-feet of torque, and is matched with a ten-speed automatic transmission. The 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 is standard on the 2021 F-150 XL and XLT trim levels.

2021 Ford F-150Key Towing Terms to Know

  • GVWR. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), is how much your truck can weigh total when all cargo and passengers have been loaded.
  • GCWR. Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) is the total weight of the pickup truck, passengers, cargo, and the trailer being towed.
  • GAWR. Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) is the highest weight a single axle can hold.
  • Gross Trailer Weight. When your trailer is fully loaded with cargo, Gross Trailer Weight is the total amount that your trailer and cargo weigh combined.
  • Gross Tongue Weight. Typically, ten-percent of the Gross Trailer Weight is the Gross Tongue Weight. Gross Tongue Weight is weight placed on hitch ball by the coupler.
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Ford F-150 Engine Options

If you're seeking vigorous power for your 2020 Ford F-150, then this Ford F-150 towing capacity guide may prove helpful. Below, each F-150 engine is broken down by specs, towing capacity, and payload capacity for your research benefit.

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3.5L EcoBoost®

If you're after top-level performance that achieves impressive maximum specs, the 2020 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost® engine has your back. This engine can tow up to 13,200 lbs. and has a payload capacity of 3,230 lbs. The impressive 3.5L EcoBoost® produces 375 HP and 470 lb.-ft. of torque and is coupled with a ten-speed automatic transmission. Get this available engine equipped to the F-150 Lariat, King Ranch®, or Platinum trims.

3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel

Take on many types of loads with the 2020 F-150 3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel engine. The maximum towing capacity of this optional F-150 engine is 11,500 lbs. and the maximum payload capacity is 1,940 lbs. For a dynamic drive, take advantage of the 250 HP and 440 lb.-ft. of torque and the ten-speed automatic transmission equipped to this engine. The 3.0L Power Stroke® is available on the 2020 F-150 Lariat, King Ranch® and Platinum trim levels.

High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost®

If you're after truly jaw-dropping specs, stop at the High-Output (H.O.) 3.5L EcoBoost® engine. This 2020 F-150 engine outputs up to 450 HP and 510 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful engine in the F-150 lineup in terms of sheer energy. The H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost® engine can tow up to 11,100 lbs. and has a maximum payload capacity of 1,520 lbs. This engine is standard on the 2020 F-150 Raptor and Limited trims.

2020 Ford F150 Truck bed loaded with camping supplies

2.7L Turbocharged EcoBoost®

The 2.7L Turbocharged EcoBoost® engine under the hood of the 2020 Ford F-150 Lariat trim has a light-duty towing capacity and a ferocious engine power. With this trusty engine, tow up to 8,500 lbs. and haul up to 2,470 lbs. of payload capacity within the cab and bed. The 2.7L Turbocharged EcoBoost® produces 325 HP and 400 lb.-ft. of torque and is matched with a ten-speed automatic transmission. If you'd rather have a F-150 XL or XLT, but prefer the specs of this engine, you can optionally equip the 2.7L EcoBoost® to either trim.

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

If you're most concerned with payload, the 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine has a maximum payload capacity of 3,270 lbs., the highest amount you can haul with a F-150 engine. Tow a maximum of 11,600 lbs. with this tough powertrain, thanks in part to the ten-speed automatic transmission. The 5.0L Ti-VCT produces 395 HP and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is standard on the F-150 King Ranch® and Platinum trims and is optional on the F-150 XL, XLT, and Lariat trim levels.

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

Tow a maximum of 7,700 lbs. with the 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine standard on the F-150 XL and XLT, plenty of weight for light-duty towing situations. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with Normal, Tow/Haul, and Sport modes, this F-150 engine produces up to 290 HP and 265 lb.-ft. of torque, ample power for your daily drive. The top payload capacity for the 3.3L Ti-VCT engine is 1,990 lbs.

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Key Factors That Determine How Much Your Truck Can Tow

A lot goes into determining what and how much your Ford truck can tow. Some of the key factors that go into these determinations are included in the following list.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

GVWR is the highest weight that your F-150 can reach. Your Ford vehicle's GVWR includes the truck's weight, passenger weights, and cargo weight.

Class IV Trailer Hitch

With this setup, your F-150 receives a 4-pin/7-pin wiring harness, a Class IV trailer hitch receiver, and a smart trailer tow connector, all features that make it easier for you to tow.

Trailer Tow Package

This optional package includes a 4-pin/7-pin wiring harness, an engine oil cooler, auxiliary transmission oil cooler, a Class IV trailer hitch receiver, and more.

Max. Trailer Tow Package

With this available package you receive a 3.55 electronic-locking rear axle, a 36 gallon fuel tank, engine oil cooler, Class IV trailer hitch receiver, pro trailer backup assist, upgraded front stabilizer bar, and other useful features.

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2019 Ford F-150: Horsepower and Torque

Whether you're looking to blast down an off-road trail or command the highway, there are several levels of power you can choose from. From the affordable 3.3L V6 to the venerable 5.0L V8, there is an F-150 engine option that provides the power you need.

Engine

Horsepower

Torque

3.3L Ti-VCT

290 HP

265 lb.-ft.

2.7L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6

325 HP

400 lb.-ft.

3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V6

375 HP

470 lb.-ft.

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

395 HP

400 lb.-ft.

3.5L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6

375 HP

470 lb.-ft.

H.O. EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6

450 HP

510 lb.-ft.

2019 Ford F-150: Capability

No matter if you're picking up a load of lumber for your next home improvement project or towing a camper on your family vacation, the Ford F-150 has what it takes to get the job done. Take a look at what each engine option offers the capability you need to keep up with your active lifestyle.

Engine

Max. Towing

Max. Payload

3.3L Ti-VCT

7,700 lbs.

1,990 lbs.

2.7L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6

9,000 lbs.

2,470 lbs.

3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V6

11,400 lbs.

2,020 lbs.

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

11,400 lbs.

3,270 lbs.

3.5L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6

13,200 lbs.

3,230 lbs.

H.O. EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6

8,000 lbs.

N/A

2019 Ford F-150 in construction site

Efficiency

Not only are Ford F-150 models among the most capable ever built, they're also among the most efficient. Available EcoBoost® technology utilizes a combination of direct fuel injection, turbocharging, and more to maximize efficiency alongside power. Take a look at the table below to see which 2019 Ford F-150 engine will help you add more miles between fill-ups.

Engine

MPG city/highway

3.3L Ti-VCT

19/25

2.7L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6

20/26

3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V6

22/30

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

17/23

3.5L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6

18/25

H.O. EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6

15/18

Trim Availability

Are you looking for a purpose-built workhorse or a truck for the whole family? Depending on the features you're looking for, there are several Ford F-150 trim levels to choose from. Take a look at the table below to see which 2019 Ford F-150 trim package comes with the engine you want the most.

Engine

Trim Availability

3.3L Ti-VCT

XL, XLT

2.7L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6

XL, XLT, Lariat

3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V6

Lariat, King Ranch®, Platinum

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch®, Platinum, Limited

3.5L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6

XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch®, Platinum

H.O. EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6

Raptor, Limited

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