2019 Ford F-150 towing capacity

F-150 Towing

There are a lot of superlatives that can be applied to the Ford F-150, and not all of them are to do with its incredible sales success. However, that's not to say the staggering popularity and commercial success of the all-conquering Ford should be overlooked either. The F-150 isn’t just the best-selling full-size light-duty pickup truck in America, it's the best-selling vehicle of any type. The entire range of F-Series Ford trucks are ridiculously popular with American buyers, but the 2019 Ford F-150 is still the standout model in a standout range of trucks.

In the past, the F-150 has always been one of the most capable pickups in its class, but that never stopped it topping the sales charts as it was always close to being the best. This latest 2019 version of the mighty Ford can now boast being the most capable truck in its class with the best payload and towing capacity, and that makes it harder than ever for the competition than it was already.


When properly specified and equipped, the 2019 Ford F-150 boasts a maximum payload capacity of 3,230 pounds, which is awesome. And when it comes to that all-important matter of the maximum conventional towing capacity, the 2019 Ford F-150 is rated at a jaw-dropping 13,200 pounds.

Why is the 2019 F-150 so capable?

It would be easy to assume that any truck with this kind of capability would simply be the one with the most power available from its available engines, but the Ford achieves its class-leading ratings by more nuanced measures. Don’t get the wrong impression though, there is a huge amount of horsepower and torque available from the six engines in the 2019 F-150 range. But the Ford achieves its sensational capability through superb power-to-weight ratios and some of the most advanced underpinnings of any truck in the market.

The engines

The base engine is a 3.3-liter V-6 developing 290 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque, but the next engine up in the lineup is a smaller displacement 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 turbo which then puts 325 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque at the F-150's disposal. Most buyers will probably end up with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost, but the maximum tow rating that can be achieved with this unit is 8,500 pounds. That's not bad, but it's a long way short of that 13,200-pound headline figure.

What may come as something of a surprise to the uninitiated, is the engine that can get that 13,200-pound rating isn’t the 5.0-liter V-8 or the 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel V-6. In fact, to hit that 13,200-pound headline rating requires the magnificent 3.6-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V-6. This world-beating engine "only" develops 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque, which is a long way short of the near-1000 lb.-ft. of torque some heavy-duty trucks, but it still puts the Ford at the top of the tree in the light-duty segment. Add into the equation Ford's awesome ten-speed automatic transmission and the incredible weight-saving achieved by its designers and engineers, and it's then easy to see why the 2019 Ford F-150 is easily the most capable truck in its class.

For more information about the F-150 and to arrange a test drive to experience it for yourself, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Ford of Upland, the number one choice Ford dealer in Upland, CA, for all your automotive needs.

Source: https://media.ford.com/content/dam/fordmedia/North%20America/US/product/2019/f-150/2019-F-150.pdf