Ford F150 Towing Capacity [1994 – 2021]

The Ford F150 truck has been one of the most consistent off-roading trucks over the past few years. We have had a ton of these trucks from as far as the past century, and the manufacturer still fascinates us with newer and more advanced Ford F150s with each passing year. 

Therefore, we will look into one crucial feature of the Ford F150 truck; the towing capacity. We will look into all F150 models and summarize all the relevant information in an in-depth manner.

Ford F150 Overview

The Ford F150 is part of the Ford-F series of trucks that Ford manufactures. The Ford-F series trucks have been in production since 1948 and are a series of light-duty trucks that are marketed as full-size pick-up trucks. From 1999, the Ford F-Series has seen the production of, among other trucks, the Ford F-150 series. This has become the most popular Ford-F generation truck and is currently in its fourteenth generation. 

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Ford F150 is famous for its power, design, and productivity features.

Ford F-150 trucks come with two transmission modes, Manual transmission, and Automatic transmission. Again, the engine type can either be a V6 or V8, with slight variations in the engine capacity. Moreover, the trucks come with different trim levels and Axle Ratios, which in one way or the other work to strike a difference between each truck. 

Let’s begin from 1994.

Ford F-150 Towing Capacity Details

2020-2021 Ford F-150 models

Year makeCab styleEngineAxle ratioMax. towing capacity (lbs)Notes
2020Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD3.3L V63.555100
2020Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD3.3L V63.737700
2020Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD5.0L V83.158400
2020Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD5.0L V83.318400
2020Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD5.0L V83.559200
2020Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD2.7L V63.557600
2020Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738500
2020Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD3.3L V63.555000
2020Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD3.3L V63.737500
2020Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD5.0L V83.318300
2020Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD5.0L V83.558300
2020Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD5.0L V83.739700
2020Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD2.7L V63.557600
2020Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738400
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.3L V63.555100
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.3L V63.737700
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD5.0L V83.159200
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319200
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510200
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7311000Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD2.7L V63.557600
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738500
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.5L V63.1510500
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.5L V63.5510500 - 12000
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.5L V63.7311900Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.3L V63.737400
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319100
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD5.0L V83.559100
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7311100Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7311200
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD2.7L V63.557600
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738300
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD2.7L V63.739000Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.5L V63.3110600
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.5L V63.5510600 - 11800
2020Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.5L V63.7311700Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2020SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.3L V63.555000
2020SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.3L V63.737400
2020SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.159200
2020SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319200
2020SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510100
2020SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.0L V63.3110100
2020SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.0L V63.5511500
2020SuperCab 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.557700
2020SuperCab 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738300
2020SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.5L V63.1510500
2020SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.5L V63.5510500 - 11800
2020SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.3L V63.737400
2020SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319100
2020SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.559100
2020SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7311300
2020SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.0L V63.31101002-speed automatic 4WD transmission
2020SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.0L V63.3110200Electronic shift-on-the-fly transmission
2020SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.0L V63.5510100 - 102002-speed automatic 4WD transmission
2020SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.0L V63.5510200 - 10300Electronic shift-on-the-fly transmission
2020SuperCab 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.557600
2020SuperCab 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738000
2020SuperCab 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.739000Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2020SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.5L V63.3110500
2020SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.5L V63.5510500 - 11500
2020SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.5L V64.106000134.2'' wheelbase
2020SuperCab 164''WB 2WD2.7L V63.557500
2020SuperCab 164''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738200
2020SuperCab 164''WB 2WD2.7L V63.739000Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2020SuperCab 164''WB 2WD3.5L V63.1510400
2020SuperCab 164''WB 2WD3.5L V63.5510500 - 11600
2020SuperCab 164''WB 2WD3.5L V63.7311600Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2020SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.159100
2020SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319100
2020SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510100
2020SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7311000Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2020SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319000
2020SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.559100
2020SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310700Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2020SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7311200
2020SuperCab 164''WB 4WD3.5L V63.3110500
2020SuperCab 164''WB 4WD3.5L V63.5510500 - 11400
2020SuperCab 164''WB 4WD3.5L V63.7311300Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.3L V63.555000
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.3L V63.737400
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.159100
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319100
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510100
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.0L V63.3110200
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.0L V63.5511200
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.557700
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738100Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738200
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L V63.1510500
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L V63.5510500 - 111000
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L V63.5512500Requires 20'' tires and wheels
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.3L V63.737400
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319000
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.559100
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310900
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.0L V63.31101002-speed automatic 4WD transimission
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.0L V63.3110300Electronic shift-on-the-fly transmission
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.0L V63.5510300 - 11300Electronic shift-on-the-fly transmission
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.0L V63.5510100 - 109002-speed automatic 4WD transimission
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.557600
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738000
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738900Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L V63.3110500
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L V63.559300 - 10500
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L V63.5512500Requires 20'' tires and wheels
2020SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L V64.108000146'' wheelbase
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.159100
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319100
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510100
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310900Requires Heavy-Duty Payload Package, Includes 18" tires and wheels
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.0L V63.3110100
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.0L V63.5511400
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD2.7L V63.557700
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738200
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD2.7L V63.739000Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.5L V63.1510500
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.5L V63.5510500
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.5L V63.5513200Requires 20'' tires and wheels
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.5L V63.7311500Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319000
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.559100
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310700
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7311500
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.0L V63.31101002-speed automatic 4WD transimission
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.0L V63.3110300Electronic shift-on-the-fly transmission
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.0L V63.5510100 - 111002-speed automatic 4WD transimission
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.0L V63.5510300 - 11300Electronic shift-on-the-fly transmission
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L V63.3110500
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L V63.5510500
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L V63.5512700Requires 20'' tires and wheels
2020SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L V63.7311300Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2021Regular Cab 122.8''WB 2WD3.3L V63.555000
2021Regular Cab 122.8''WB 2WD3.3L V63.738200
2021Regular Cab 122.8''WB 2WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.557600
2021Regular Cab 122.8''WB 2WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.738600
2021Regular Cab 122.8''WB 2WD5.0L V83.318300
2021Regular Cab 122.8''WB 2WD5.0L V83.739100
2021Regular Cab 122.8''WB 4WD3.3L V63.555100
2021Regular Cab 122.8''WB 4WD3.3L V63.738200
2021Regular Cab 122.8''WB 4WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.557700
2021Regular Cab 122.8''WB 4WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.738500
2021Regular Cab 122.8''WB 4WD5.0L V83.318200
2021Regular Cab 122.8''WB 4WD5.0L V83.739600
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 2WD3.3L V63.555000
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 2WD3.3L V63.738200
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 2WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.557600
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 2WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.738600
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 2WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.73100002.7L V6 EcoBoost Payload Package
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319700
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310500
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7312800Max Trailer Tow Package
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7313000Max Trailer Tow Package
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5511200
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5512700Max Trailer Tow Package
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.7313100Max Trailer Tow Package
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 4WD3.3L V63.738200
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 4WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.557700
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 4WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.738400
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 4WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.73100002.7L V6 EcoBoost Payload Package
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319700
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310500
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7312800 - 13000Max Trailer Tow Package
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5511200
2021Regular Cab 141.5''WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5512700 -13100Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 2WD3.3L V63.555000
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 2WD3.3L V63.738200
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 2WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.557700
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 2WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.738400
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 2WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.73100002.7L V6 EcoBoost Payload Package
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319800
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310500
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7312800Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5511000
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5512300Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 4WD3.3L V63.738100
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 4WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.557600
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 4WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.738100
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 4WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.7310100
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319500
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310500
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7312300Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 4WD3.0L V63.5510500
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 4WD3.0L V63.5512100Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5511100
2021SuperCab 145.4''WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5512300Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCab 164.1''WB 2WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.557600
2021SuperCab 164.1''WB 2WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.738300
2021SuperCab 164.1''WB 2WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.73100002.7L V6 EcoBoost Payload Package
2021SuperCab 164.1''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319600
2021SuperCab 164.1''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310400
2021SuperCab 164.1''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7313000Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCab 164.1''WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5511200
2021SuperCab 164.1''WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5514000Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCab 164.1''WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.7314000Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCab 164.1''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319400
2021SuperCab 164.1''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310400
2021SuperCab 164.1''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7313000Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCab 164.1''WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5511200
2021SuperCab 164.1''WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5513800
2021SuperCab 164.1''WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.7313800Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 2WD3.3L V63.555100
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 2WD3.3L V63.738200
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 2WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.557700
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 2WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.738300
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 2WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.73100002.7L V6 EcoBoost Payload Package
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319700
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310500
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7312900Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5511200
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5514000Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 2WD3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid3.5511000
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 2WD3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid3.5512700Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 4WD3.3L V63.738200
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 4WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.557700
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 4WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.738100
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 4WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.73101002.7L V6 EcoBoost Payload Package
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319400
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310400
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7313000Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 4WD3.0L V63.5510400
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 4WD3.0L V63.5512100Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5511300
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5513900Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 4WD3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid3.7311000
2021SuperCrew 145.4''WB 4WD3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid3.7312400Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 2WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.557800
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 2WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.738300
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 2WD2.7L V6 (EcoBoost)3.73100002.7L V6 EcoBoost Payload Package
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319600
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310400
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7313000Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5511300
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5514000Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.7314000Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 2WD3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid3.5511100
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 2WD3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid3.5512700Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319300
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310300
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7312900 - 13000Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 4WD3.0L V63.5510400
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 4WD3.0L V63.5512100Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5511200
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.5513800Max Trailer Tow Package
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 4WD3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid3.7311000
2021SuperCrew 157.2''WB 4WD3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid3.7312400Max Trailer Tow Package

The Ford F-150s within the 2020-2021 era are, well, redesigned to give unwavering power for your workday. There are six engine specifications to choose from, and the 3.3L Ti-VCT trails the list with a maximum tow capacity of 8200lbs. The best is the 3.5L EcoBoost V6, which comes at 14000 pounds max tow capacity.  The F-150s in this era are the best overall in towing capacity, as they post the highest numbers. 

2018-2019 Ford F-150 models

Year makeCab styleEngineAxle ratioMax. towing capacity (lbs)Notes
2018Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD3.3L V63.555100
2018Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD3.3L V63.737700
2018Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD5.0L V83.158300
2018Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD5.0L V83.318300
2018Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD5.0L V83.559100
2018Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD2.7L V63.317600
2018Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738500
2018Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD3.3L V63.555000
2018Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD3.3L V63.737500
2018Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD5.0L V83.318300
2018Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD5.0L V83.558300
2018Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD5.0L V83.739700
2018Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD2.7L V63.557600
2018Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738400
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.3L V63.555000
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.3L V63.737600
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD5.0L V83.159100
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319100
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510100
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7311100Includes 17'' tires and wheels
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7311000Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD2.7L V63.317600
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738500
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.5L V63.1510700
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.5L V63.5510700 - 12100
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.5L V63.7312100Includes 17'' & 18'' tires and wheels
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.3L V63.737400
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319100
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD5.0L V83.559100
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7311000Includes 17'' tires and wheels
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7311200
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7311100Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD2.7L V63.557600
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738300
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD2.7L V63.739000Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.5L V63.1510800
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.5L V63.5510800 - 12100
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.5L V63.7311800Includes 17'' tires and wheels
2018Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.5L V63.7311900Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2018SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.3L V63.555000
2018SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.3L V63.737400
2018SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.159200
2018SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319200
2018SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510200
2018SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.0L V63.3110100
2018SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.0L V63.5511400
2018SuperCab 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.557700
2018SuperCab 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738400
2018SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.5L V63.1510700
2018SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.5L V63.5510700 - 12000
2018SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.3L V63.737400
2018SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319100
2018SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.559100
2018SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7311300
2018SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.0L V63.3110200Electronic shift-on-the-fly transmission
2018SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.0L V63.31101002-speed automatic 4WD transmission
2018SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.0L V63.5510200 - 11400Electronic shift-on-the-fly transmission
2018SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.0L V63.55101002-speed automatic 4WD transmission
2018SuperCab 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.557600
2018SuperCab 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738100
2018SuperCab 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.739100Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2018SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.5L V63.3110700
2018SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.5L V63.5510700 - 11800
2018SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.5L V64.106000133'' wheelbase
2018SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.159200
2018SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319200
2018SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510200
2018SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7311000
2018SuperCab 164''WB 2WD2.7L V63.557500
2018SuperCab 164''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738200
2018SuperCab 164''WB 2WD2.7L V63.739000Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2018SuperCab 164''WB 2WD3.5L V63.1510700
2018SuperCab 164''WB 2WD3.5L V63.5510700 - 11900
2018SuperCab 164''WB 2WD3.5L V63.7311800Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2018SuperCab 164''WB 2WD3.5L V63.7311900Includes 17'' tires and wheels
2018SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319000
2018SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.559100
2018SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310800Includes 17'' tires and wheels
2018SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310700Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2018SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7311200
2018SuperCab 164''WB 4WD3.5L V63.3110800
2018SuperCab 164''WB 4WD3.5L V63.5510800 - 11700
2018SuperCab 164''WB 4WD3.5L V63.7311600
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.3L V63.555000
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.3L V63.737400
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.159100
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319100
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510100
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.0L V63.3110200
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.0L V63.5511000
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.557700
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738300
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L V63.1510700
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L V63.1510400Limited model only
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L V63.5510700 - 11200
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L V63.5512800Requires 20'' tires and wheels
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.3L V63.737400
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319000
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.559100
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310900
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.0L V63.3110300Electronic shift-on-the-fly transmission
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.0L V63.31101002-speed automatic 4WD transmission
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.0L V63.5510300 - 11200Electronic shift-on-the-fly transmission
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.0L V63.5510100 - 107002-speed automatic 4WD transmission
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.557600
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738000
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.739000Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L V63.3110400Limited model only
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L V63.3110700
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L V63.5510700 - 11000
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L V63.5512700Requires 20'' tires and wheels
2018SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L V64.108000
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.159100
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319100
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510100
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310900
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.0L V63.3110100
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.0L V63.5511400
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD2.7L V63.557700
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738300
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD2.7L V63.739000Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.5L V63.1510700
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.5L V63.5510700
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.5L V63.5513200Requires 20'' tires and wheels
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.5L V63.7311800
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319100
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.559100
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310600Includes 17'' tires and wheels
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310700Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7311600
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.0L V63.3110300Electronic shift-on-the-fly transmission
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.0L V63.31101002-speed automatic 4WD transmission
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.0L V63.5510300 - 11300Electronic shift-on-the-fly transmission
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.0L V63.5510100 - 110002-speed automatic 4WD transmission
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L V63.3110700
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L V63.5510700
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L V63.5513000Requires 20'' tires and wheels
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L V63.7311400Includes 17'' tires and wheels
2018SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L V63.7311600Includes 18'' tires and wheels

The F-150s from this era come with a ton of engine specifications to choose from. However, the 3.5L V6 has the lowest tow rating of all. The average towing capacities between this period were within 5000-13200lbs. That was a good upgrade from the trucks from the previous year. Of course, you had to install additional tow features to achieve maximum tow capacities.

Low ratings came from Limited and Raptor models during this period. 

2015-2017 Ford F-150 models

Year makeCab styleEngineAxle ratioMax. towing capacity (lbs)Notes
2015Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.555000
2015Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737600
2015Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD2.7L V63.317600
2015Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738500
2015Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD5.0L V83.318400
2015Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD5.0L V83.559200
2015Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737400
2015Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD2.7L V63.557600
2015Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738400
2015Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD5.0L V83.318300
2015Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD5.0L V83.558300
2015Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD5.0L V83.739700
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.555000
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737600
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD2.7L V63.317600
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738400
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738500Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319100
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510100
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7311000Includes 17'' tires and wheels
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7311100Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.1510700
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.5512200
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.7312000Includes 17'' tires and wheels
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.7312100Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737400
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD2.7L V63.557600
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738300Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738400
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319100
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD5.0L V83.559100
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310900Includes 17'' tires and wheels
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7311000Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7311100
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.3110700
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.5510700 - 12000
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311800Includes 17'' tires and wheels
2015Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311900Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2015SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.555000
2015SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737400
2015SuperCab 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.317600
2015SuperCab 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738200
2015SuperCab 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738300Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2015SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319200
2015SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510200
2015SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.1510800
2015SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.5512100
2015SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.557200
2015SuperCab 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.557600
2015SuperCab 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738100Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2015SuperCab 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738200
2015SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319100
2015SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.559200
2015SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7311000
2015SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.3110700
2015SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.5510700 - 11800
2015SuperCab 164''WB 2WD2.7L V63.317600
2015SuperCab 164''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738100
2015SuperCab 164''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738200Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2015SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319200
2015SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510200
2015SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310800Requires 17'' tires and wheels
2015SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7311000Requires 18'' tires and wheels
2015SuperCab 164''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.1510700
2015SuperCab 164''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.5511900
2015SuperCab 164''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311700Requires 17'' tires and wheels
2015SuperCab 164''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311900Requires 18'' tires and wheels
2015SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319000
2015SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.559100
2015SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310900
2015SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310600Requires 17'' tires and wheels
2015SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310700Requires 18'' tires and wheels
2015SuperCab 164''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.3110800
2015SuperCab 164''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.5510800 - 11700
2015SuperCab 164''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311500Requires 17'' tires and wheels
2015SuperCab 164''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311600Requires 18'' tires and wheels
2015SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.555000
2015SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737300
2015SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.317600
2015SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.558100
2015SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738200Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2015SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319100
2015SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510100
2015SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.1510700
2015SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.511900
2015SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737100
2015SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.557600
2015SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738000Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2015SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738100
2015SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319000
2015SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.559100
2015SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310900
2015SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.3110700
2015SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.5510700 - 11500
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD2.7L V63.317600
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738100
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738200Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319100
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510100
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310800Requires 17'' tires and wheels
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310900Requires 18'' tires and wheels
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.1510700
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.5511900
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311700Requires 17'' tires and wheels
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311800Requires 18'' tires and wheels
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.318900
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.559100
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310800
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310500Requires 17'' tires and wheels
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310600Requires 18'' tires and wheels
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.3110700
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.5510700 - 11700
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311400Requires 17'' tires and wheels
2015SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311500Requires 18'' tires and wheels
2016Regular Cab 122'WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.555000
2016Regular Cab 122'WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737600
2016Regular Cab 122'WB 2WD2.7L V63.317600
2016Regular Cab 122'WB 2WD2.7L V63.738500
2016Regular Cab 122'WB 2WD5.0L V83.318300
2016Regular Cab 122'WB 2WD5.0L V83.559100
2016Regular Cab 122'WB 4WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.555000
2016Regular Cab 122'WB 4WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737500
2016Regular Cab 122'WB 4WD2.7L V63.317700
2016Regular Cab 122'WB 4WD2.7L V63.738500
2016Regular Cab 122'WB 4WD5.0L V83.318300
2016Regular Cab 122'WB 4WD5.0L V83.558300
2016Regular Cab 122'WB 4WD5.0L V83.739600
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.555000
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737600
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 2WD2.7L V63.317600
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 2WD2.7L V63.738400
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 2WD2.7L V63.738500Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 2WD5.0L V83.319000
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510000
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 2WD5.0L V83.7311000Includes 17'' & 18'' tires and wheels
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.1510600
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.5512200
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.7312000Includes 17'' & 18'' tires and wheels
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 4WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737400
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 4WD2.7L V63.557600
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 4WD2.7L V63.738200Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 4WD2.7L V63.738400
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 4WD5.0L V83.319000
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 4WD5.0L V83.559000
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310900Includes 17'' & 18'' tires and wheels
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 4WD5.0L V83.7311100
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.3110700
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.5510700 - 12000
2016Regular Cab 141'WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311800Includes 17'' & 18'' tires and wheels
2016SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.555000
2016SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.737400
2016SuperCab 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.317600
2016SuperCab 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738200
2016SuperCab 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738300Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2016SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.316900 - 9100
2016SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.558400 - 10100
2016SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.1510700
2016SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.5512000
2016SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737200
2016SuperCab 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.557500
2016SuperCab 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738000Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2016SuperCab 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738100
2016SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319000
2016SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.558200 - 9000
2016SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.738600 - 10900
2016SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.3110600
2016SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.5510600 - 11700
2016SuperCab 164''WB 2WD2.7L V63.317500
2016SuperCab 164''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738000
2016SuperCab 164''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738200Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2016SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319100
2016SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510100
2016SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310800Requires 17'' tires and wheels
2016SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310900Requires 18'' tires and wheels
2016SuperCab 164''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.1510600
2016SuperCab 164''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.5511800
2016SuperCab 164''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311700Includes 17'' & 18'' tires and wheels
2016SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.318800
2016SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.559000
2016SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310700
2016SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310600Includes 17'' & 18'' tires and wheels
2016SuperCab 164''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.3110700
2016SuperCab 164''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.5510700 - 11600
2016SuperCab 164''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311500Includes 17'' & 18'' tires and wheels
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.555000
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737300
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.317600
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738100
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738200Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.316900 - 9100
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.558400 - 10100
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.1510600
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.1510400Limited model only
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.5511200 - 11800
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737100
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.557500
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738000
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.318900
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.558100 - 9000
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.738600 - 10800
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.3110400Limited model only
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.3110700
2016SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.5510700 - 11500
2016SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD2.7L V63.317600
2016SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738100
2016SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738200Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2016SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.316900 - 9100
2016SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.558400 - 10100
2016SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310800Includes 17'' & 18'' tires and wheels
2016SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.1510700
2016SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.5511900
2016SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311700Includes 17'' & 18'' tires and wheels
2016SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.318900
2016SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.558100 - 9100
2016SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.738600 - 10800
2016SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310500Includes 17'' tires and wheels
2016SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310600Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2016SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.3110600 - 11600
2016SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311400Includes 17'' & 18'' tires and wheels
2017Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.555000
2017Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737600
2017Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD2.7L V63.317600
2017Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738500
2017Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD5.0L V83.318300
2017Regular Cab 122''WB 2WD5.0L V83.559100
2017Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.555000
2017Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737500
2017Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD2.7L V63.557700
2017Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738500
2017Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD5.0L V83.318300
2017Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD5.0L V83.558300
2017Regular Cab 122''WB 4WD5.0L V83.739600
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.555000
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737600
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD2.7L V63.317600
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738400
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738500Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319000
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510000
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7311000Includes 17'' & 18'' tires and wheels
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.1510700
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.5512200
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.7312000Includes 17'' tires and wheels
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.7312100Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737400
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD2.7L V63.557600
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738200Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738400
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319000
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD5.0L V83.559000
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310900Includes 17'' & 18'' tires and wheels
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7311000
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.3110700
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.5510700 - 1200
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311800Includes 17'' tires and wheels
2017Regular Cab 141''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311900Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2017SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.555000
2017SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737400
2017SuperCab 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.317600
2017SuperCab 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738200
2017SuperCab 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738300Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2017SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.317900Requires Special Edition Package
2017SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319100
2017SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.558900 - 10100
2017SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.1510700
2017SuperCab 145''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.5512000
2017SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737200
2017SuperCab 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.557500
2017SuperCab 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738000Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2017SuperCab 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738100
2017SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.319000
2017SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.558700 - 9000
2017SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.739600 - 10900
2017SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.3110700
2017SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.5510700 - 11800
2017SuperCab 145''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.736000Ford Raptor model
2017SuperCab 164''WB 2WD2.7L V63.317500
2017SuperCab 164''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738000
2017SuperCab 164''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738200Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2017SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319100
2017SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.5510100
2017SuperCab 164''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310800Includes 17'' & 18'' tires and wheels
2017SuperCab 164''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.1510700
2017SuperCab 164''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.5511900
2017SuperCab 164''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311700Includes 17'' tires and wheels
2017SuperCab 164''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311800Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2017SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.318800
2017SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.559000
2017SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310700
2017SuperCab 164''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310600Includes 17'' & 18'' tires and wheels
2017SuperCab 164''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.3110700
2017SuperCab 164''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.5510700 - 11600
2017SuperCab 164''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311500Includes 17'' & 18'' tires and wheels
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.555000
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737300
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.317600
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738100
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738200Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.317900Requires Special Edition Package
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319100
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.0L V83.558900 - 10100
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.1510400Limited model only
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.1510700
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.5511200 - 11900
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L 4-Valve V63.737100
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.557600
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738000Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD2.7L V63.738100
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.318900
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.558600 - 9000
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.0L V83.739600 - 10800
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.3110500Limited model only
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.3110700
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.5510700 - 11500
2017SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V64.108000
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD2.7L V63.317600
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738100
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD2.7L V63.738200Requires 2.7L EcoBoost Payload Package
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.317800Requires Special Edition Package
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.319000
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.558800 - 10000
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310800Includes 17'' & 18'' tires and wheels
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.1510600
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.5511800
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311700Includes 17'' & 18'' tires and wheels
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.318900
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.558600 - 9000
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.739500 - 10800
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310500Includes 17'' tires and wheels
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.0L V83.7310600Includes 18'' tires and wheels
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.3110700
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.5510700 - 11700
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311400Includes 17'' tires and wheels
2017SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD3.5L GTDI V63.7311500Includes 18'' tires and wheels

Ford F-150s from this era had an almost similar shape. That is because they had identical engines, which explains why they had nearly the same towing capacity. There was, however, a slight variation in capacities, by about 100-300lbs. 

Towing capacities ranged between 5000-12000lbs for A/T trucks. Few upgrades had to be made to push the towing limit to the optimum level. 

2011-2014 Ford F-150 models

Year makeCab styleEngineAxle ratioMax. towing capacity (lbs)Note
2011Regular Cab 126'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.555500
2011Regular Cab 126'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.736000
2011Regular Cab 126'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.317900
2011Regular Cab 126'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.558300
2011Regular Cab 126'' WB 4WD3.7L V63.735700
2011Regular Cab 126'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.557600 - 8000
2011Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.555600
2011Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.736100
2011Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.318400
2011Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.557600 - 9800
2011Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310000Heavy duty package
2011Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD3.5L EcoBoost3.158800
2011Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD3.5L EcoBoost3.559800
2011Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD3.5L EcoBoost3.7311300Heavy duty package
2011Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD3.7L V63.735800
2011Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.558200
2011Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739800
2011Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739700Heavy duty package
2011Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD3.5L EcoBoost3.318600
2011Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD3.5L EcoBoost3.559800
2011Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD3.5L EcoBoost3.739800
2011Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD3.5L EcoBoost3.7311300Heavy duty package
2011SuperCab 145'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.735800
2011SuperCab 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.318100
2011SuperCab 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.559500
2011SuperCab 145'' WB 2WD3.5L EcoBoost3.158600
2011SuperCab 145'' WB 2WD3.5L EcoBoost3.559800
2011SuperCab 145'' WB 2WD3.5L EcoBoost3.7311300
2011SuperCab 145'' WB 4WD3.7L V63.735500
2011SuperCab 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.557800
2011SuperCab 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739400
2011SuperCab 145'' WB 4WD3.5L EcoBoost3.318400
2011SuperCab 145'' WB 4WD3.5L EcoBoost3.559800
2011SuperCab 145'' WB 4WD3.5L EcoBoost3.739800 - 11300
2011SuperCab 163'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.739600Heavy duty package
2011SuperCab 163'' WB 2WD3.5L EcoBoost3.7311300Heavy duty package
2011SuperCab 163'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739300Heavy duty package
2011SuperCab 163'' WB 4WD3.5L EcoBoost3.7311200Heavy duty package
2011SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.735700
2011SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.558000
2011SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.739400
2011SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD6.2L V8--11300
2011SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD3.5L EcoBoost3.158500
2011SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD3.5L EcoBoost3.559800
2011SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD3.5L EcoBoost3.7311300
2011SuperCrew 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.557700
2011SuperCrew 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739300
2011SuperCrew 145'' WB 4WD6.2L V8--11100
2011SuperCrew 145'' WB 4WD3.5L EcoBoost3.318200
2011SuperCrew 145'' WB 4WD3.5L EcoBoost3.559800
2011SuperCrew 145'' WB 4WD3.5L EcoBoost3.739700 - 11300
2011SuperCrew 157'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.557900
2011SuperCrew 157'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.739300
2011SuperCrew 157'' WB 2WD3.5L EcoBoost3.158400
2011SuperCrew 157'' WB 2WD3.5L EcoBoost3.559700
2011SuperCrew 157'' WB 2WD3.5L EcoBoost3.7311300
2011SuperCrew 157'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.557500
2011SuperCrew 157'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739100
2011SuperCrew 157'' WB 4WD3.5L EcoBoost3.318000
2011SuperCrew 157'' WB 4WD3.5L EcoBoost3.559600
2011SuperCrew 157'' WB 4WD3.5L EcoBoost3.739600 - 11200
2012Regular Cab 126'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.555500
2012Regular Cab 126'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.736000
2012Regular Cab 126'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.317900
2012Regular Cab 126'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.558300
2012Regular Cab 126'' WB 4WD3.7L V63.735700
2012Regular Cab 126'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.557600
2012Regular Cab 126'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.738000
2012Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.555600
2012Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.736100
2012Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.318400
2012Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.559800
2012Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310000
2012Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD3.7L V63.735900
2012Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.558100
2012Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739700
2012SuperCab 133'' WB 4WD6.2L V84.106000SVT Raptor only
2012SuperCab 145'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.735800
2012SuperCab 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.318100
2012SuperCab 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.559500
2012SuperCab 145'' WB 4WD3.7L V63.735500
2012SuperCab 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.557800
2012SuperCab 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739400
2012SuperCab 163'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.317900
2012SuperCab 163'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.559300
2012SuperCab 163'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.739600
2012SuperCab 163'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.557600
2012SuperCab 163'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739200
2012SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.735700
2012SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.318000
2012SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.558000
2012SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.739400
2012SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD6.2L V83.737500Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 only
2012SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD6.2L V83.7311300Maximum trailer tow package only
2012SuperCrew 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.557700
2012SuperCrew 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739300
2012SuperCrew 145'' WB 4WD6.2L V83.737300Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 only
2012SuperCrew 145'' WB 4WD6.2L V83.7311100Maximum trailer tow package only
2012SuperCrew 145'' WB 4WD6.2L V84.108000SVT Raptor only
2012SuperCrew 157'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.317900
2012SuperCrew 157'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.557900
2012SuperCrew 157'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.739300
2012SuperCrew 157'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.739500Heavy duty payload package only
2012SuperCrew 157'' WB 2WD6.2L V83.7311200Maximum trailer tow package only
2012SuperCrew 157'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.557500
2012SuperCrew 157'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739100
2012SuperCrew 157'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739200Heavy duty payload package only
2012SuperCrew 157'' WB 4WD6.2L V83.7310900Maximum trailer tow package only
2013Regular Cab 126'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.555500
2013Regular Cab 126'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.736600
2013Regular Cab 126'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.317900
2013Regular Cab 126'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.558300
2013Regular Cab 126'' WB 4WD3.7L V63.736300
2013Regular Cab 126'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.557600
2013Regular Cab 126'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.738000
2013Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.555600
2013Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.736700
2013Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.318400
2013Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.559800
2013Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310000Heavy duty payload package only
2013Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD3.7L V63.736500
2013Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.558100
2013Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739700
2013Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739700Heavy duty payload package only
2013SuperCab 133'' WB 4WD6.2L V84.106000
2013SuperCab 145'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.736400
2013SuperCab 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.318100
2013SuperCab 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.559500
2013SuperCab 145'' WB 2WD6.2L V83.559800
2013SuperCab 145'' WB 2WD6.2L V83.7311300
2013SuperCab 145'' WB 4WD3.7L V63.736100
2013SuperCab 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.557800
2013SuperCab 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739400
2013SuperCab 145'' WB 4WD6.2L V83.559700
2013SuperCab 145'' WB 4WD6.2L V83.7311200
2013SuperCab 163'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.317900
2013SuperCab 163'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.559300
2013SuperCab 163'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.739600Heavy duty payload package only
2013SuperCab 163'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.557600
2013SuperCab 163'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739200
2013SuperCab 163'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739300Heavy duty payload package only
2013SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.736300
2013SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.318000
2013SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.558000
2013SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.739400
2013SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD6.2L V83.559800
2013SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD6.2L V83.737500Limited only
2013SuperCrew 145'' WB 2WD6.2L V83.7311300
2013SuperCrew 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.557700
2013SuperCrew 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739300
2013SuperCrew 145'' WB 4WD6.2L V83.559600
2013SuperCrew 145'' WB 4WD6.2L V83.737300Limited only
2013SuperCrew 145'' WB 4WD6.2L V83.7311100
2013SuperCrew 145'' WB 4WD6.2L V84.108000
2013SuperCrew 157'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.317900
2013SuperCrew 157'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.557900
2013SuperCrew 157'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.739300
2013SuperCrew 157'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.739500Heavy duty payload package only
2013SuperCrew 157'' WB 2WD6.2L V83.559700
2013SuperCrew 157'' WB 2WD6.2L V83.7311200
2013SuperCrew 157'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.557500
2013SuperCrew 157'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739100
2013SuperCrew 157'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739200Heavy duty payload package only
2013SuperCrew 157'' WB 4WD6.2L V83.559500
2013SuperCrew 157'' WB 4WD6.2L V83.7311000
2014Regular Cab 126'' WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)4.108000Tremor
2014Regular Cab 126'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.555500
2014Regular Cab 126'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.736600
2014Regular Cab 126'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.317900
2014Regular Cab 126'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.558300
2014Regular Cab 126'' WB 4WD3.7L V63.736300
2014Regular Cab 126'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.557600
2014Regular Cab 126'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.738000
2014Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.158800
2014Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.319700
2014Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.559800
2014Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.7311300Heavy duty payload package only
2014Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.555600
2014Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.736700
2014Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.318400
2014Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.559800
2014Regular Cab 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.7310000Heavy duty payload package only
2014Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.319600
2014Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.7311300Heavy duty payload package only
2014Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.739700
2014Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD3.7L V63.736500
2014Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.558100
2014Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739700
2014Regular Cab 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739700Heavy duty payload package only
2014Super Cab 133'' WB 4WB6.2L V84.106000SVT Raptor
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 2WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.158600
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 2WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.319500
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 2WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.7311300Requires max. trailer tow package
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 2WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.739800
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 2WB3.7L V63.736400
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 2WB5.0L V83.318100
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 2WB5.0L V83.559500
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 2WB6.2L V83.559800
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 2WB6.2L V83.7311300
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 4WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.319400
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 4WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.559400
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 4WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.739700
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 4WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.7311300Requires max. trailer tow package
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 4WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)4.109700
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 4WB3.7L V63.736100
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 4WB5.0L V83.557800
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 4WB5.0L V83.739400
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 4WB6.2L V83.559700
2014Super Cab 145'' WB 4WB6.2L V83.7311200
2014Super Cab 163'' WB 2WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.158400
2014Super Cab 163'' WB 2WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.319300
2014Super Cab 163'' WB 2WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.739600
2014Super Cab 163'' WB 2WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.7311300Tremor
2014Super Cab 163'' WB 2WB5.0L V83.317900
2014Super Cab 163'' WB 2WB5.0L V83.559300
2014Super Cab 163'' WB 2WB5.0L V83.739600Heavy duty payload package required
2014Super Cab 163'' WB 4WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.319300
2014Super Cab 163'' WB 4WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.559300
2014Super Cab 163'' WB 4WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.739600
2014Super Cab 163'' WB 4WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.7311300Requires max. trailer tow package
2014Super Cab 163'' WB 4WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.7311300Tremor
2014Super Cab 163'' WB 4WB3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)4.1011100Requires max. trailer tow package
2014Super Cab 163'' WB 4WB5.0L V83.557600
2014Super Cab 163'' WB 4WB5.0L V83.739200
2014Super Cab 163'' WB 4WB5.0L V83.739300Heavy duty payload package required
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.158500
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.319400
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.559800
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.737500Limited
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 2WD3.7L V63.736300
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.318000
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.558000
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.739400
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 2WD6.2L V83.559800
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 2WD6.2L V83.7311300
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.319200
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.559200
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.737300Limited
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.739600
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)4.1011200Requires max. trailer tow package
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.557700
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739300
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 4WD6.2L V83.559600
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 4WD6.2L V83.7311100
2014Super Crew 145'' WB 4WD6.2L V84.108000SVT Raptor
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.158400
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.319300
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.559700
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.7311300Requires max. trailer tow package
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 2WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.7311300Heavy duty payload package required
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.317900
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.557900
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.739300
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 2WD5.0L V83.739500Heavy duty payload package required
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 2WD6.2L V83.559700
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 2WD6.2L V83.7311200
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.319100
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.559100
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.7311300Max. trailer tow & Heavy duty payload package required
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)3.739500
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 4WD3.5L V6 (EcoBoost)4.1011100Requires max. trailer tow package
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.557500
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739100
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 4WD5.0L V83.739200Heavy duty payload package required
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 4WD6.2L V83.559500
2014Super Crew 157'' WB 4WD6.2L V83.7311000

Ford F-150 trucks during this period had similar specifications with minor differences in their towing capacities. For instance, lower towing capabilities were on the SVT Raptor, Limited, and Harley Davidson truck versions. 

In general, 2011-2014 Ford F-150s only had specifications for the theA/T variants, which had max towing capacities of 5500lbs-11000lbs. More extensive towing capabilities required the use of additional towing packages to achieve efficiency.

2009-2010 Ford F-150 models

YearCab styleEngineAxel ratioMax. towing capacity (lbs)Notes
2009Regular Cab 126''WB 2WD4.6L 2V3.555400
2009Regular Cab 126''WB 2WD4.6L 2V3.735900
2009Regular Cab 126''WB 4WD4.6L 2V3.735700
2009Regular Cab 126''WB 4WD4.6L 3V3.557700
2009Regular Cab 126''WB 4WD4.6L 3V3.738000
2009Regular Cab 126''WB 4WD5.4L3.317700
2009Regular Cab 126''WB 4WD5.4L3.558600
2009Regular Cab 145''WB 2WD4.6L 2V3.555500
2009Regular Cab 145''WB 2WD4.6L 2V3.736000
2009Regular Cab 145''WB 2WD4.6L 3V3.318000
2009Regular Cab 145''WB 2WD4.6L 3V3.558400
2009Regular Cab 145''WB 2WD5.4L3.158000
2009Regular Cab 145''WB 2WD5.4L3.559800
2009Regular Cab 145''WB 2WD5.4L3.7311300
2009Regular Cab 145''WB 4WD4.6L 2V3.735800
2009Regular Cab 145''WB 4WD4.6L 3V3.557800
2009Regular Cab 145''WB 4WD4.6L 3V3.738200
2009Regular Cab 145''WB 4WD5.4L3.317800
2009Regular Cab 145''WB 4WD5.4L3.559500
2009Regular Cab 145''WB 4WD5.4L3.7311300
2009SuperCab 132.5''WB 2WD4.6L 2V3.555200
2009SuperCab 132.5''WB 2WD4.6L 2V3.735700
2009SuperCab 132.5''WB 2WD4.6L 3V3.317800
2009SuperCab 132.5''WB 2WD4.6L 3V3.558200
2009SuperCab 132.5''WB 2WD5.4L3.157800
2009SuperCab 132.5''WB 2WD5.4L3.558600
2009SuperCab 133''WB 4WD4.6L 2V3.735400
2009SuperCab 133''WB 4WD4.6L 3V3.557500
2009SuperCab 133''WB 4WD4.6L 3V3.738000
2009SuperCab 133''WB 4WD5.4L3.317600
2009SuperCab 133''WB 4WD5.4L3.558400
2009SuperCab 145''WB 2WD4.6L 2V3.555300
2009SuperCab 145''WB 2WD4.6L 2V3.735800
2009SuperCab 145''WB 2WD4.6L 3V3.318200
2009SuperCab 145''WB 2WD4.6L 3V3.559500
2009SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.4L3.158600
2009SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.4L3.559800
2009SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.4L3.7311300
2009SuperCab 145''WB 4WD4.6L 2V3.735500
2009SuperCab 145''WB 4WD4.6L 3V3.557900
2009SuperCab 145''WB 4WD4.6L 3V3.739400
2009SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.4L3.318300
2009SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.4L3.559700
2009SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.4L3.7311200
2009SuperCab 163''WB 2WD5.4L3.7311300
2009SuperCab 163''WB 4WD5.4L3.7311000
2009SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD4.6L 2V3.555200
2009SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD4.6L 2V3.735700
2009SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD4.6L 3V3.157500
2009SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD4.6L 3V3.318100
2009SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD4.6L 3V3.559500
2009SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.4L3.158500
2009SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.4L3.559800
2009SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.4L3.7311300
2009SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD4.6L 3V3.557800
2009SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD4.6L 3V3.739300
2009SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.4L3.318200
2009SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.4L3.559700
2009SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.4L3.7311200
2009SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD4.6L 2V3.555100
2009SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD4.6L 2V3.735600
2009SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD4.6L 3V3.318000
2009SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD4.6L 3V3.559300
2009SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.4L3.158400
2009SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.4L3.559700
2009SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.4L3.7311300
2009SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD4.6L 3V3.557600
2009SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD4.6L 3V3.739200
2009SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.4L3.318100
2009SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.4L3.559600
2009SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.4L3.7311100
2010Regular Cab 126''WB 2WD4.6L 2-Valve V83.555400
2010Regular Cab 126''WB 2WD4.6L 2-Valve V83.735900
2010Regular Cab 126''WB 4WD4.6L 2-Valve V83.735700
2010Regular Cab 126''WB 4WD4.6L 3-Valve V83.557700
2010Regular Cab 126''WB 4WD4.6L 3-Valve V83.738000Includes upgrade to 9.75'' rear axle
2010Regular Cab 126''WB 4WD5.4L V83.317700
2010Regular Cab 126''WB 4WD5.4L V83.558600
2010Regular Cab 126''WB 4WD5.4L V83.73E8600FX4 only, Electronic Locking Differential
2010Regular Cab 145''WB 2WD4.6L 2-Valve V83.555500
2010Regular Cab 145''WB 2WD4.6L 2-Valve V83.736000
2010Regular Cab 145''WB 2WD4.6L 3-Valve V83.318000
2010Regular Cab 145''WB 2WD4.6L 3-Valve V83.558400
2010Regular Cab 145''WB 2WD5.4L V83.158000
2010Regular Cab 145''WB 2WD5.4L V83.559800
2010Regular Cab 145''WB 2WD5.4L V83.7311300
2010Regular Cab 145''WB 4WD4.6L 2-Valve V83.735800
2010Regular Cab 145''WB 4WD4.6L 3-Valve V83.557700
2010Regular Cab 145''WB 4WD4.6L 3-Valve V83.738200Includes upgrade to 9.75'' rear axle
2010Regular Cab 145''WB 4WD5.4L V83.317700
2010Regular Cab 145''WB 4WD5.4L V83.559500
2010Regular Cab 145''WB 4WD5.4L V83.7311300Requires Heavy-Duty Payload & Max. Trailer Towing Package
2010Regular Cab 145''WB 4WD5.4L V83.73E9500FX4 only, Electronic Locking Differential
2010SuperCab 133''WB 4WD5.4L V84.106000Ford Raptor
2010SuperCab 145''WB 2WD4.6L 2-Valve V83.555300
2010SuperCab 145''WB 2WD4.6L 2-Valve V83.735800
2010SuperCab 145''WB 2WD4.6L 3-Valve V83.318100
2010SuperCab 145''WB 2WD4.6L 3-Valve V83.559500
2010SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.4L V83.158600
2010SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.4L V83.559800
2010SuperCab 145''WB 2WD5.4L V83.7311300
2010SuperCab 145''WB 4WD4.6L 2-Valve V83.735500
2010SuperCab 145''WB 4WD4.6L 3-Valve V83.557900
2010SuperCab 145''WB 4WD4.6L 3-Valve V83.739400Includes upgrade to 9.75'' rear axle
2010SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.4L V83.318300
2010SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.4L V83.559700
2010SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.4L V83.7311200Requires Max. Trailer Towing Package
2010SuperCab 145''WB 4WD5.4L V83.73E9700 - 11200FX4 only, Electronic Locking Differential
2010SuperCab 163''WB 2WD5.4L V83.7311300Requires Heavy-Duty Payload & Max. Trailer Towing Package
2010SuperCab 163''WB 4WD5.4L V83.7311100Requires Heavy-Duty Payload & Max. Trailer Towing Package
2010SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD4.6L 2-Valve V83.555200
2010SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD4.6L 2-Valve V83.735700
2010SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD4.6L 3-Valve V83.318100
2010SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD4.6L 3-Valve V83.559400
2010SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.4L V83.158500
2010SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.4L V83.559800
2010SuperCrew 145''WB 2WD5.4L V83.735300 - 11300
2010SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD4.6L 3-Valve V83.557700
2010SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD4.6L 3-Valve V83.739300Includes upgrade to 9.75'' rear axle
2010SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.4L V83.318100
2010SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.4L V83.559600
2010SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.4L V83.735100
2010SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.4L V83.7311200Requires Max. Trailer Towing Package
2010SuperCrew 145''WB 4WD5.4L V83.73E9600 - 11200FX4 only, Electronic Locking Differential
2010SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD4.6L 2-Valve V83.555100
2010SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD4.6L 2-Valve V83.735600
2010SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD4.6L 3-Valve V83.318000
2010SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD4.6L 3-Valve V83.559300
2010SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.4L V83.158400
2010SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.4L V83.559700
2010SuperCrew 157''WB 2WD5.4L V83.7311300
2010SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD4.6L 3-Valve V83.557600
2010SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD4.6L 3-Valve V83.739200Includes upgrade to 9.75'' rear axle
2010SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.4L V83.318000
2010SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.4L V83.559500
2010SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.4L V83.7311100Requires Max. Trailer Towing Package
2010SuperCrew 157''WB 4WD5.4L V83.73E9500 - 11100FX4 only, Electronic Locking Differential

There were three engine specifications on the F-150s during this time. Those were the 4.6L 2-valve engine, 4.6L 3-valve engine, and the 5.4L 3-valve engine. Conventional and fifth-wheel towing ratings were the same during this period. However, only automatic transmissions were specified during this time, and they averaged around 5100 and 11300 lbs. You needed to add some extra towing packages to achieve the high-end towing capabilities.

2005-2008 Ford F-150 models

The F-150 models from 2005 to 2008 had pretty decent towing capacities. If you had the 5.4L engine, then you had a top-of-the-class status. We also had three engine specifications, 5.4L, 4.6L, and 4.2L. 

Automatic transmission trucks between this period had a towing capacity ranging from 5100lbs to 11000 lbs. Manual transmission variants came in at 2300-3700 lbs. The highest towing capacity came with the 5.4L engine, at 11000lbs maximum towing capacity. 

2004 Ford F-150 model

2004 was a unique year in the production of the Ford F-150. The only available engine variants were 4.6L and 5.4L. The maximum towing capacity of 2004 Ford F-150 trucks ranged from 5900lbs to 10000 lbs. In 2004, the only specifications made reduced the maximum trailer weight and GCWR by around 500 pounds. 

2001-2003 Ford F-150 models

We had different engine configurations, with 4.2L, 4.6L, and 5.4L displacements. The transmission mode was a crucial determinant in the towing capacity, as A/T trucks overperformed M/T trucks. Trucks on automatic transmission gave around 4400-8800 pounds of towing capacity. Moreover, the engine models with an axle ratio of 3.08 topped at 2000 pounds of towing capacity. 

M/T trucks gave a lower towing capacity, as they ranged from 2000-3500 pounds. 

1999-2000 Ford F-150 models

Automatic Transmission Ford F-150 trucks in the bracket between these two years ranged between 4000lbs and 8800 pounds. The Manual Transmission counterparts gave a range of 1900 and 3600 pounds. 

1997-1998 Ford F-150 models

Again, like the previous year, trucks within this era mostly saw their towing differences coming from the engine sizes. However, the M/T 4.2L V6 was ahead of the 4.6L V8 in towing capacity, with a capacity of 3600 pounds. For the A/T engine, the V8 engine variants were better than the V6 models, offering a maximum of 8000 pounds

Overall, the Automatic transmission trucks were a mile ahead of their Manual transmission counterparts in towing capacity. 

1996 Ford F-150 model

YearConfigurationEngineAxle ratioMax. Towing capacity (lbs)
19962WDAT 4.9L I63.555600
19962WDAT 5.0L V83.557100
19962WDAT 5.8L V83.557500
19964WDAT 4.9L I63.555300
19964WDAT 5.0L V83.556800
19964WDAT 5.8L V83.557200
1996N/AMT 4.9L I6N/A3600
1996N/AMT 5.0L V8N/A3600

The 1996 Ford F-150 model came with three engine specifications, 5.8L, 5.0L, and 4.9L. We also had M/T and A/T variants, which played a part in determining the ’96 F-150 truck’s towing capacity. 

Engine size played a significant role in the towing capacity, with the 4.9L I6 having the lowest towing capacity for both manual and automatic transmissions (3600 and 5700), respectively. The V8 was the better choice of the two engine types, having a maximum of 3600 and 7700 pounds towing capacity in each. 

1994 – 1995 Ford F-150 models

YearConfigurationEngineAxle ratioMax. towing capacity (lbs)Notes
19942WD4.9L I63.555300
19942WD5.0L V83.557200
19942WD5.8L V83.557600
19942WD5.8L V84.105000Lightning model
19944WD4.9L I63.555400
19944WD5.0L V83.556900
19944WD5.8L V83.557300
19952WD4.9L I63.555600
19952WD5.0L V83.557100
19952WD5.8L V83.557500
19952WD5.8L V84.105000Lightning model
19954WD4.9L I63.555300
19954WD5.0L V83.556800
19954WD5.8L V83.557200

These were the first generation Ford F-150s. However, you can’t despise their age as they host vast capabilities, especially around the towing subject. 

The ’94 and ’95 F-150s came with three engine types and two drive trains. We have the 4.9L V6, the 5.0L V8, and the 5.8L V8 engine models across the two years.

In 1994, the V8 engine model had a max tow capacity of 7600lbs, while the V6 came in at 5300lbs. 

Once again, the 1995 V8 had a greater tow capacity than the V6. The V8 was at 7000 pounds, and the V6 came in at 5600 pounds. 

You can see that there’s a considerable difference in towing capacity brought about by the engine type on the particular car. V8 engines are producing much more power than the V6s, leading to a higher pull capacity. The drivetrain also brings out slight differences in towing. 4×2 trucks tend to have been a little superior to the 4×4 variants in both years. The difference in numbers is not much, and we can’t necessarily conclude that the drivetrain affected the towing capacities of the trucks.

What Affects the Ford Towing Capacity?

Let’s look into how these factors affect the towing capacity of the Ford F-150.

Engine

The Ford F-150 truck has six engine variations to choose from, with a seventh on the way. However, the seventh will be more of a motor than an engine, as Ford has teased their electric F-150 EV prototype and the massive capabilities it comes with. However, the available engines have earned a reputation over the years from their composure and strength. They are;

  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 290hp engine, 265 lb-ft
  • 2.7L EcoBoost V6 325 hp engine, 400 lb-ft
  • 3.5L EcoBoost V6 375 hp engine, 470 lb-ft
  • High Output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 450hp engine, 510 lb-ft
  • 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V6 250hp engine, 440 lb-ft
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 395hp engine, 400 lb-ft

Each engine offers a couple of distinct features and services regarding output, efficiency, power, and towing capacity. 

Most Ford F-150s engines are V6, with only one V8, as you can see on the list. The 3.5L EcoBoost V6(5) and the 3.3Ti-VCT V6 offer a maximum towing capacity of 8200lbs, the least among all six engines. The 2.7L EcoBoost V6 gives 10100 lbs, while the 3.0L Turbo-Diesel V6 gives a 12100-pound towing capacity. The 3.5LPowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 has a 12700-pound towing capacity, with the 5.0L V8 and 3.5L EcoBoost V6 offering 13000 and 14000 pounds, respectively.

In summary, the maximum towing capacity of the Ford 150 F-150 trucks according to engine type is 14000 pounds, and the least is 8200 pounds. It all depends on the torque capacity of the engine. 

How to know my vehicle’s engine

It’s easy to know about your engine. Here’s how to do it.

ford vin structure
In general, the VIN holds a handful of information on automobiles, not only about the engine.

On the driver’s side of your car, get to the lower corner of the windshield. You’ll find the label there; get to the VIN. Information on your engine can be sourced from the same number too. Within the number-and-letters series you see there, locate the tenth from the left. That value indicates the model year. The Eighth is the engine code. 

Type of Transmission

The type of transmission hugely affects towing capacity. The Ford F-150 series has two transmission types, the Manual and Automatic, just like all other vehicles. You’ll notice that the Automatic variants have a higher towing capacity than their manual counterparts. Why? In a manual transmission, too much pressure is put on the clutch, and colossal load sizes may damage it. As a result, Manual Transmission trucks come with a relatively lower towing capacity. 

On the other hand, automatic transmissions let you focus on your load as you won’t need to change gears frequently.

For instance, say the 1996 Ford F-150 model, the M/T (Manual Transmission) 4.6L V6 and 5.0L V8 had an average of 1700-3600 pounds. In the same year, Ford F-150 models, the A/T (Automatic Transmission) 4.6L V6, 5.0L V8, and 5.8L V8 averaged 4600-7700 pounds of towing capacity. You can see the enormous difference there.

Axle Ratio

Axle ratios are essential in towing. When choosing a Ford F-150 truck for towing, keep in mind that a 3.73 axle ratio is more efficient in towing than a 3.31 or 3.55. A higher Axle Ratio translates to more engine power and a higher towing capacity

Axle ratio is a term used to refer to the gears in a truck’s differential that connect to the rear axle, driveshaft, and engine. The ratio shows a truck’s fuel economy and towing capacity and the relationship between the two. 

How to know the vehicle’s axle ratio

You can find out your car’s axle ratio in two ways. 

Method 1: Look out for a sticker located somewhere close to your car’s differential. The sticker holds a handful of information about axle ratio. 

ford label
The template of Ford sticker where you can find your vehicle’s axle ratio

If you only need to find out your axle ratio, then you need to look below the tag’s barcode, under the ‘AXLE’ section. You can find three types of codes that need to be interpreted as follows;

ford axle ratio codes
Different codes stand for different axle ratio

Method 2: You need to count the teeth on the ring gear and pinion. Divide the number you get by the number of teeth on the gear with those on the pinion. That gives you the axle ratio.

For example, the number of teeth of driven gear is 31, and the number of pinions is 10. Your axle ratio is 3.10.

Final Verdict

It has been quite a journey in the evolution of the Ford F-150. Nonetheless, we are seeing consistency in the features right from the models from the past century. However, the newer models tend to outdo the past models, owing to their more technologically advanced designs. As a result, they have the highest overall tow capacity and can be enhanced further by adding towing tweaks here and there. If I were asked to pick the best F-150 model for towing, I’d go for anything in the latest generation without a second thought. 

Anyways, it all comes down to personal preferences—happy towing.

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