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2021 Ford F-150 Maximum Towing Capabilities Revealed


Earlier today, we reported that Ford’s new PowerBoost Hybrid powertrain produces the most torque of any F-150 in history, and we covered the horsepower and torque numbers for each of the 2021 F-150 powertrains. Now, we’ve also got all of the 2021 Ford F-150 maximum towing ratings broken down by powertrain, and they’re very impressive numbers, indeed.

2021 Ford F-150 Towing Capabilities
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 Conventional Towing (pounds) 8200 10100 13000 12100 14000 12700

FoMoCo continues to push the envelope in regards to the towing capabilities of both its light-duty and heavy-duty pickups, and the new Ford F-150 certainly continues this trend. Even those who opt for the base 3.3L Duratec V6 will enjoy a max towing capacity of 8,200 pounds, which is plenty for most people.

Stepping up to the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 bumps that number up to 10,100 pounds, while opting for the 5.0L Coyote V8 will net drivers the ability to tow up to 13,000 pounds. Ford’s 3.0L Power Stroke turbo-diesel lags a bit behind the naturally-aspirated V8 at 12,100 pounds.

The 2021 Ford F-150 maximum towing ratings get seriously impressive when we look at the pickup’s top two powertrain choices, however. The all-new 3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid V6 is rated to tow up to 12,700 pounds, which makes it the most ever offered by any full hybrid pickup.

The proverbial king of the towing hill remains Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6, however. The updated powertrain is now rated to tow up to 14,000 pounds, which is 800 pounds more than the outgoing 2020 model.

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. Ronald DeShais

    These are nice towing capacities, but please do some research as to how you have to get the truck equiped to gain the maximum rating. You will likely see a truck that most people wouldn’t want as it is generally not a decked out model. Also look into the maximum ratings of the crew higher end models as each option reduces towing capacities. Many people would like the higher ratings, but don’t want a stripped down vehicle.

  2. June Johnson

    Along with towing capacity, the payload also needs to be increased.


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