The Ford F-150s Towing, Payload, and Engine Options

Towing Capacity

From light-duty journeyman jobs to prodigious towing tasks, Chattanooga truck drivers have different requirements for their pickups, so there's no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to selecting an ideal combination of horsepower, efficiency, and value. That's why the Ford F-150 comes in numerous configurations, with an abundance of productivity and tech features and six unique available engines. Properly equipped, the Ford F-150 can tow up to a class-leading 14,000 pounds.

Engines, Towing, and Payload

Whether you're seeking a no-nonsense work vehicle with extra cargo space or a robust workhorse with authoritative towing ability, the Ford F-150 offers capable powerplants to serve a variety of needs, preferences, and budgets. And now, every engine pairs with an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission that delivers quick, precise gear changes and enhances power delivery in the low to mid-rpm ranges.

Ford F-150 Engine Options

  • The F-150's base engine is a 3.3L Ti-VCT V-6  that generates 290 horsepower, 265 pound-feet of torque. With a max tow rating of 8,200 pounds and a max payload of 1,985 pounds, it's well-suited to everyday jobs and then some. But if you've got heavier-duty tasks on your agenda, you're going to need more torque, which you'll find in abundance with any of F-150's available engines.

  • 2.7L EcoBoost® V-6 (325 hp, 400 lb-ft): Intercooled and twin-turboed, this modestly-sized powerhouse unleashes big capability from its small displacement, allowing F-150 to tow up to 10,100 pounds and haul up to 2,480 pounds while maintaining impressive efficiency.

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  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V-8 (400 hp, 410 lb-ft): Ford's legendary V-8 has been re-tuned for the F-150's new generation, boosting its max towing capacity by 1,500 pounds (13,000-lbs) and empowering a class-leading payload rating of 3,325 pounds.

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  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V-6 (400 hp, 500 lb-ft): The F-150's most formidable gasoline powerplant gets an extra 25 horses and 30 pound-feet more torque, pushing its best-in-class towing capacity to a colossal 14,000 pounds, rivaling even a few of the competition's "heavy duty" offerings. (max payload: 3,250 lb.)

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  • 3.0L Power Stroke® V-6 (250 hp, 440 lb-ft): The F-150's herculean turbo-diesel offers the best fuel-only blend of towing power and efficiency, delivering maximum torque at just 1,750 rpm for a 12,100-lb tow rating and 1,840 pounds of payload.

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  • 3.5L PowerBoost™ V-6 (430 hp, 570 lb-ft): The F-150's groundbreaking full-hybrid powertrain is an industry first among pickups. It com