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Towing Capacities of the 2019 Ford F-150

Consider the Engine Class

The towing capacity of the 2019 Ford F-150 works a little like the weight class designations used for boxers and power lifters: the larger the engine, the larger the towing capacity.

To that end, Ford essentially offers six different engines for the F-150. We say “essentially” because of the two different versions of the 3.5L EcoBoost®. In simple terms, it’s six options from five starting points. The 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V6 starts out on the lowest end of the horsepower spectrum, clocking in at 250 horsepower, giving way to the 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 and its 290-horsepower rating.

The middleweight section of the F-150 lineup starts with the 2.7L EcoBoost Twin-Turbocharged V6 and its 325-horsepower rating. Next to that, the 3.5L EcoBoost Twin-Turbocharged V6 offers an upgrade to 375 horsepower and gives way to the heavyweights. But there’s a big discrepancy between the No. 1 and No. 2 engines in terms of pure horsepower. While the 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 offers 395 horsepower, it falls into the large shadow of the H.O. EcoBoost Twin-Turbocharged V6 and its 450 horsepower.

Quick note: the 3.3L gas engine comes equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the other engine options make use of the 10-speed automatic.

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But What About Towing Capacity?

We know what you’re probably thinking: horsepower sounds awesome, sure, but it’s useless without knowledge of each engine’s towing capacity. Well, not to worry, we’ve got that information, too.

The 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V6 features an 11,400-pound maximum towing capacity and a maximum payload capacity of 2,020 pounds. Next to that sits the 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 and its 7,700/1,990-pound capacities. The 2.7L EcoBoost Twin-Turbocharged V6 can do 9,000 and 2,470 pounds, while the 3.5L EcoBoost Twin-Turbocharged V6 really ups the towing and payload game with its 13,2000 pounds of towing and 3,230 pounds of payload. And the 5.0L Ti-VCT V8, offering 395 horsepower, follows close behind with 11,600 pounds of towing and 3,270 pounds of payload, while the H.O. EcoBoost Twin-Turbocharged V6 rounds out the rankings with sturdy 8,000/1,200 capacities.

2019 Ford F-150 towing something up hill

Variables to Consider

While the horsepower and towing/payload ratings listed above provide a variety of options to anyone looking to use the Ford F-150 for hauling, drivers should remember that additional considerations, such as having more passengers or additional payload in the back, can decrease the F-150’s towing capacity.

Basically, if you’ve got an F-150 and you’re planning on towing something that hits the truck’s maximum of 8,000 pounds, maybe leave any additional passengers back at the house. Also, don’t go to the back of the truck with 8,000 pounds of cargo and drop a feather on top. Don’t tempt fate when hauling a big load.

Also, be aware of the vehicle’s gross axle weight, gross vehicle weight and gross combined weight ratings of the truck and trailer, and never attempt to exceed the rated capacity of the vehicle. Again, that whole “don’t max out and then throw something tiny back there for good measure” consideration.

Come Look for Yourself

Rankings and configurations got you confused? Call us today or come down and learn firsthand everything you want to know about the towing/hauling capabilities of the Ford F-150 line. Schedule your next test drive at Coccia Ford today!

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