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2021 Ford F-150 Maximum Payload Capacities Revealed

Yesterday, we ran down all the newly-revealed specs of the 2021 Ford F-150, including the torquey PowerBoost Hybrid, the horsepower and torque numbers for each powertrain, and max towing numbers for the 14th generation pickup. Now, the only thing left to break down are the 2021 Ford F-150 maximum payload capacities, which we’ve outlined below.

2021 Ford F-150 Maximum Payload Capacities
Engine 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 2.7L EcoBoost V6 5.0L V8 3.0L Power Stroke diesel V6 3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.5L PowerBoost V6
Maximum Payload (pounds) 1985 2480 3325 1840 3250 2120

For 2021, the base Ford F-150 equipped with FoMoCo’s 3.3L Duratec V6 carries a maximum payload rating of 1,985 pounds. Moving up to the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 bumps that number up to 2,480 pounds. Buyers who stick with Ford’s naturally-aspirated 5.0L Coyote V8 will receive the highest max payload rating of any 2021 F-150 – 3,325 pounds.

Interestingly, Ford’s 3.0L Power Stroke turbo-diesel offers the least amount of payload capacity, with a max rating of 1,840 pounds. Opting for Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6 will net buyers a max payload capacity of 3,250 pounds, while the brand new 3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid V6 can haul up to 2,120 pounds.

The 2021 Ford F-150 maximum payload of 3,325 pounds, which is achieved by the regular cab, 8 foot box, 4×2 with the 5.0L Coyote V8 and Max Trailer Tow and Heavy Duty Payload packages, is more than 1,000 pounds over F-150’s closest full-size light-duty competitor.

2021 Ford F-150 production is already underway at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant, and the all-new pickup is scheduled to arrive at dealerships this November. In the meantime, be sure and check out our massive and exclusive 2021 F-150 King Ranch exterior and interior photo galleries.

We’ll have much more on the 2021 F-150 very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord F-150 news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. trailhiker

    So, I could still haul half a cord of maple with the base engine.


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