The towing capacity of the Ford F-150 happens to be one of the first things drivers ask about when considering this truck as their next vehicle.

At Richmond Ford Lincoln, we've helped plenty of our friends throughout Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland, VA, get a better sense of this iconic pickup truck and its impressive capabilities. However, the F-150 has gone through a bit of a change, and that includes new engines and new abilities!

Keep reading to learn more about the Ford F-150 and how much it can tow!

How Much Can the 2021 Ford F-150 Tow?

The amount you can tow in the Ford F-150 depends on the engine you select, but its base 3.3-liter V6 is capable of towing 8,200 pounds when properly equipped. However, the other engine options show an impressive increase from the base-level towing capacity…

  • The 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine increases the Ford F-150 towing capacity to 10,100 pounds.
  • The 5.0-liter V8 engine can tow up to 13,000 pounds.
  • The 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine offers the highest towing capacity by being able to tow up to 14,000 pounds, which is a best-in-class rating.

How Many Engines Does the Ford F-150 Offer?

In total, the 2021 F-150 offers six engines, while introducing a 3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 for the first time.

The Ford truck offers varying degrees of power for the everyday driver, as well as to the workers who rely heavily on their truck and its capabilities. Each engine comes paired with an automatic transmission that offers options for Tow/Haul mode, which allows you to redistribute torque when you're towing at the maximum capacity that your engine is capable of.

Here are the power ratings for each engine offered in the F-150…

  • The base level 3.3-liter V6 delivers 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.
  • The next engine, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6, produces 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 5.0-liter V8 can produce 400 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 delivers 400 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 3.0L Power Stroke® V6 makes 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 generates the most power, registering at 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque.

How Much Payload Can the Ford F-150 Carry?

Another impressive feat that the F-150 is capable of is carrying significant weight in its cargo bed.

However, like towing, the abilities vary, depending on the selected engine. The cargo bed size doesn't have a drastic effect on the truck's payload capacity; however, opting for the larger bed makes it easier to bring longer materials on the road…

  • The 3.3-liter V6 engine can carry 1,985 pounds worth of payload.
  • The 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 increases the capacity to 2,480 pounds.
  • The 5.0-liter V8 maxes out its payload capacity at 3,325 pounds-the highest offering for the Ford F-150 in 2021.

Learn More About the 2021 Ford F-150

We hope this guide on the Ford F-150 towing capacity helped you get a sense of the impressive abilities offered by this iconic pickup truck and its varying engines. If you're looking for more information, you can always drop by our dealership for a closer look. Nothing can help you get a better sense of the abilities of the Ford F-150 than taking it out for a test drive.

Contact our team online to learn more about the F-150. At Richmond Ford Lincoln, we're here to help our friends in Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland, Virginia, get a better sense of their favorite vehicles so that they can make the right choice for their lifestyle.

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