2021 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity

2021 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity

When most people have a behemoth pickup truck like the 2021 Ford F-150 in their possession, they use it to do more than simply ride around and run errands. They usually want to take it off-road and flex the truck’s big muscles by using it as their personal towing machine.

Friendly Ford wants to send folks throughout the Geneva, Canandaigua, and Rochester, NY, areas, home in this stellar off-road pickup truck. We also want to keep you informed of the 2021 Ford F-150’s towing capacity. Read on to find out about all the mechanisms involved in towing, and then head down to witness the truck’s power by taking it out for a test drive.

2021 Ford F-150 Towing Power

2021 Ford F-150 Towing a Camper

Ford F-150 Towing Capacity: Power Up

Behind every strong truck lies a robust engine, so if we’re going to marvel at the 2021 Ford F-150’s Zeus-like strength, then we also need to acknowledge the motor that provides it with power. The Ford F-150 has six different powertrain options: the standard 3.3L V6 is wholly impressive, and its overall lineup of engines is deep and versatile.

F-150 Powertrain*

Maximum Horsepower*

Maximum Torque*

Available Maximum Towing (lbs.)*

Maximum Payload (lbs.)*

3.3L Ti-VCT V6


265 lb-ft



2.7L EcoBoost® V6


400 lb-ft



5L Ti-VCT V8


410 lb-ft



3.5L EcoBoost® V6


500 lb-ft



3.5 PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6


570 lb-ft



3L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V6


440 lb-ft



*When properly equipped.

The most impressive powertrain is the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine. When this torque-laden titan is equipped with its available maximum trailer tow package, it’s capable of towing up to a jaw-dropping 14,000 pounds!

2021 Ford F-150 Towing Power

It’s Tow Time: The Ford Trailer Tow Package

Are you still in shock at the 2021 Ford F-150’s ability to potentially tow 14,000 pounds of trailer weight? You’re not the only one. Let’s take a closer look at what makes it possible. This feat can only be accomplished when the F-150 is equipped with the available Ford Trailer Tow Package, which includes:

  • Pro Trailer Back-up Assist™—Helps towers backing their trailer into its destination.
  • Electronic-locking Rear Axle—Provides a backup source of additional traction in case your truck gets stuck while backing up.
  • Trailer Brake Controller—Activates trailer brakes to make slowing down smooth and less turbulent.
  • Class IV Trailer Hitch Receiver—Stabilizes the weight distribution for large trailers.
  • Smart Trailer Tow Connector—Uses in-line sensors to instantly alert drivers if any issues (faulty wiring, battery, connectors, etc.) arise while towing.

The tow package also comes with a 36-gallon fuel tank, which is larger than normal because towing is a process that burns a lot of fuel, and your tank needs to be able to hold lots of it. Lastly, there is an upgraded rear bumper that is more tow-friendly than the standard bumper.

Come Test Drive the Ford F-150 Today!

Now that you’ve read up on the 2021 Ford F-150 towing capacity, we think it’s time for residents around the Geneva, Canandaigua, and Rochester, NY, areas, to head down to Friendly Ford and witness the magic in person. Come and feel the roar of that potent F-150 powertrain and ask our knowledgeable car experts any other questions you have about its towing capacity. Contact us today!

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