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How Much Can A Ford F-150 Tow?

Are you planning to get a Ford F-150, and you’re wondering how much weight it can tow? Wonder no more, for we have researched this question, and we have the answer for you.

Here is the maximum towing capacity of some F-150 trims from the 2022 model year:

  • Ford F-150 Raptor - 8,200 pounds
  • Ford F-150 Tremor - 10,900 pounds
  • Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle – 9,700 pounds

Keep in mind that there are other trims and models of the Ford F-150 for the 2022 model year, and each of them has a different towing capacity, just like the ones above. Find out more about the towing capacity of other trims and models in the succeeding sections. Read on!

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blue Ford Raptor F150 pick up truck, How Much Can A Ford F-150 Tow?

The 2022 Ford F-150 XL

The Ford F-150 XL trim comes standard with the 3.3-Liter Ti-VCT V6 Flex-Fuel engine. It produces 290 horsepower at 6,500 RPM and 265 lbf-ft of torque at 4,000 RPM.

Gorgeous display of ford f150

Ford F-150 XL 2WD Regular Cab and 6.5-foot box

This model can tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds with the 3.3-Liter Ti-VCT V6 Flex-Fuel Engine. Its towing capacity becomes 6,900 pounds when equipped with the 2.7-Liter EcoBoost engine.

The 2.7-Liter EcoBoost Twin-Turbocharged V6 engine can produce 325 horsepower at 5,000 RPM and 400 lbf-ft of torque at 3,000 RPM. You can install this alternative engine on your Ford F-150 at an additional cost.

Ford F-150 XL 2WD Regular Cab and 8-foot box

This model also comes equipped with the standard 3.3-Liter Ti-VCT V6 Flex-Fuel Engine and can tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds.

It can be equipped with a 5.0-Liter Ti-VCT V8 engine that improves its towing capacity to 9,800 pounds. The 5.0-Liter Ti-VCT V8 engine can produce a maximum of 400 horsepower and 410 lbf-ft of torque at 4,250 RPM.

Ford F-150 XL 2WD SuperCab and 6.5-foot box

The SuperCab and a 6.5-foot model of the F-150 XL trim can tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds when equipped with the same standard 3.3-Liter engine. The towing capacity of this model goes up to 6,900 pounds when equipped with the 2.7-Liter EcoBoost engine.

Ford F-150 XL 2WD SuperCab and 8-foot box

This model of the F-150 trim can tow a maximum of 7,600 pounds when equipped with the smaller EcoBoost engine. It can tow up to 10,500 pounds when equipped with the 5.0-Liter Ti-VCT V8 engine.

Ford F-150 XL 2WD SuperCrew and 5.5-foot box

This model can tow up to 5,100 pounds even when equipped with the 3.3-Liter Ti-VCT V6 Flex-Fuel Engine.

It can be equipped with a 3.5-Liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 engine that improves its towing capacity to 9,600 pounds. This engine can produce 430 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 570 lbf-ft of torque at 3,000 RPM.

Ford F-150 XL 2WD SuperCrew and 6.5-foot box

This model can tow up to 7,800 pounds when equipped with the 2.7-Liter EcoBoost engine. This towing limit goes up to 12,300 pounds when equipped with the 3.5-L PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 engine.

2022 Ford F150 King Ranch

Ford F150 is available in XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited models

The Ford F-150 King Ranch trim comes with a standard 5.0-Liter Ti-VCT V8 engine that we described above. It can be installed with the 3.5-Liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 engine or the larger EcoBoost Engine.

The 3.5-Liter V6 EcoBoost engine can produce 320 to 647 horsepower between 5,000 and 6,250 RPM and 500 lbf-ft of torque at 3,100 RPM.

The Ford F-150 King Ranch can only be equipped with the SuperCrew cab. You can choose between the 5.5-foot box or the 6.5-foot box to match the cab.

The towing capacity of the different Ford F-150 King Ranch models is the same as the different Ford F-150 Platinum models. Having the same engine, drivetrain, cab, and box on both trims will give you the same towing capacity.

For example, the Ford F-150 King Ranch 2WD SuperCrew and 5.5-foot box model has the same towing capacity as the Ford F-150 Platinum 2WD SuperCrew and 5.5-foot box model.

Ford F-150 King Ranch 2WD SuperCrew and 5.5-foot box

This model of the F-150 King Ranch can tow up to 9,700 pounds with the standard 5.0-Liter Ti-VCT V8 engine. The towing limit goes up to 10,700 pounds when it is using the 3.5-Liter V6 EcoBoost engine.

Its towing capacity becomes 9,400 pounds when equipped with the 3.5-Liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 engine.

Ford F-150 King Ranch 2WD SuperCrew and 6.5-foot box

The towing capacity of the 6.5-foot model is slightly lower than the 5.5-foot box model at 9,600 pounds. This becomes 10,600 pounds when equipped with the 3.5-Liter V6 EcoBoost engine.

The total towing capacity is 9,300 pounds when it is using the 3.5-Liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 engine.

Ford F-150 King Ranch 4WD SuperCrew and 5.5-foot box

The 4WD model with the 5.5-foot box has an overall towing capacity of 9,400 pounds with the standard 5.0-Liter engine. Its towing capacity when using the 3.5-Liter V6 EcoBoost engine is 10,400 pounds. This drops to 9,100 pounds when loaded with the 3.5-Liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 engine.

Ford F-150 King Ranch 4WD SuperCrew and 6.5-foot box

This model comes with the lowest towing capacity of 9,300 pounds among the different King Ranch variants when using the standard 5.0-Liter engine. Its towing capacity becomes 10,300 pounds with the 3.5-Liter V6 EcoBoost engine, then becomes 9,000 pounds with the 3.5-Liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 engine.

How big of a camper can an F-150 Tow [2.7-Liter EcoBoost]

Ford pickup pulling a trailer

The 2.7-Liter EcoBoost Twin-Turbocharged V6 engine has a raw towing capacity of 10,100 pounds. This capacity is reduced by the weight of the F-150 trim, the passengers, and anything else you will bring when you tow the camper.

Use the lightest model of the F-150 to get the maximum towing power of the 2.7-Liter EcoBoost engine. For example, the 2WD model with SuperCrew cab and 5.5-foot box can tow up to 7,000 pounds.

At a towing capacity of 7,000 pounds, your Ford F-150 can tow even the 2465 Travel Trailer, the biggest travel trailer from Lance Camper, with a total floor length of 24 feet and 11 inches. It has a total weight of just 6,830 pounds and can sleep up to five people.

What's the Difference between F-150 tow package and Max tow package?

Ford F-150 display at a dealership

The basic tow package is only for trucks like the Ford Ranger, which adds a Class IV trailer hitch and a 4/7 pin connector in addition to an increase in the tow rating. All F-150 trucks come pre-equipped with this feature.

The F-150 gets the option to install the Trailer Tow Package and the Max Tow Package instead of the basic tow package.

What is the Ford Trailer Tow Package?

The Ford Trailer Tow Package is a package that is specially tailored for trucks that are made to tow trailers. It includes an auxiliary transmission oil cooler for all engines except for the standard 3.3-Liter V6 engine. This auxiliary transmission oil cooler helps maintain a cooler temperature and prevent overheating even when under the strain of pulling a heavy trailer.

The front stabilizer bar has been made heavier for this package. It also includes a tailgate LED to make it easier to hitch a trailer even in the darkness of a campsite.

Two upgrades to the electronic system are also added by the upgrade—the Pro Trailer Backup Assist and Smart Trailer Tow Connector.

Pro Trailer Backup Assist

This feature makes it easy to drive in reverse even when there is a trailer attached. Activating this feature makes it possible to steer the truck through an auxiliary knob on the dashboard instead of the steering wheel. Turn the knob in the direction that you wish to go, and the computer will fill in the needed information to get you to your desired location.

Smart Trailer Tow Connector

This system monitors the trailer's electrical systems that are connected to your truck. It will also display important information on the instrument cluster. The Smart Trailer Tow Connector system will inform you if your trailer has any burned-out lights or if the battery is running low.

What is the Max Tow Package?

A car trailer with two axles is parked

This package includes all the upgrades from the Trailer Tow Package.

Additionally, it also includes a 36-gallon fuel tank, which is an upgrade to the standard 23-gallon or 26-gallon fuel tank options of regular F-150 trims. Its rear bumper is also upgraded.

Additionally, it includes an improved electronic-locking rear axle and an integrated trailer brake controller.

Improved electronic-locking rear axle

This improvement ensures an even distribution of power to the rear wheels. This leads to improved traction on poor surfaces.

The rear gear ratio is also upgraded to 3.55 from the standard 3.15 or 3.31. This gear ratio, combined with the even distribution of power to the rear wheels, would make it easier to pull your trailer despite the mud and snow.

If combined with the Ford Heavy-Duty Package, the 3.55 gear ratio will be improved to a 3.73 gear ratio.

Integrated trailer brake controller

This improvement allows you to control the brakes on your trailer using the same brake pedal. It also adds a controller on your dashboard where you can specify the amount of force that is applied to the trailer brakes. This makes it easy to adjust the reaction of the trailer brakes, whether it is empty or fully loaded.

This system makes it safer and simpler to control the stopping power of your F-150 and your trailer. The system will alert you if it detects that the connection to the trailer brakes is lost. It will let you know through a chiming alert and a message.

Conclusion

blue Ford Raptor F150 pick up truck

The towing capacity of the Ford F-150 is different in each trim and model. The towing capacity you need can easily be matched with the trim and variant of a 2022 Ford F-150.

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