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2021 FORD F-150 MAX TOWING OFFICIALLY REVEALED: THE CLASS LEADER BY FAR

Big Gains Across The Board

2021 Ford F-150 Max Tow Rating Maximum Capacity

The 2021 Ford F-150 max towing numbers for each engine went live this morning, and its trailering supremacy will remain intact. The outgoing F-150 was already a towing leader, but with these new numbers, that gap widens. The Ford F-150 maximum towing capacity is now an incredible 14,000 lbs for the 2021 model year, up 800 pounds from before. That’s a pair of GT500 Mustangs, a trailer, and room to spare.

The numbers make the larger F-250 Super Duty blush, let alone direct rivals like the 2021 Ram 1500 and 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The Chevy comes the closest, at 13,300 lbs. The Ram comes in at 12,570 lbs.

Below is a chart depicting the 2021 Ford F-150 max towing ratings for each engine, as well as comparing it to the outgoing F-150.

POWERTRAIN 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 2.7L
EcoBoost
V6
5.0L Coyote V8 3.0L
Power Stroke
diesel V6
3.5L
EcoBoost
V6
3.5L
PowerBoost
V6 Hybrid
2021 Ford F-150 Max Towing 8,200 lbs 10,100 lbs 13,300 lbs 12,100 lbs 14,000 lbs 12,700 lbs
2020 Ford F-150 Max Towing 7,700 lbs 9,000 lbs 11,500 lbs 11,500 lbs 13,200 lbs
Difference +500 lbs +1,100 lbs +1,800 lbs +600 lbs +800 lbs

Along with seeing a boost in tow ratings, the 2021 Ford F-150 sees plenty of new features to make pulling all of that weight a little easier. Below are the details:

Pro Trailer Backup Assist – A class-exclusive technology, Pro Trailer Backup Assist makes backing up a trailer as easy as turning a knob located inside the cabin.

Trailer Reverse Guidance – Another class-exclusive bit of kit, Trailer Reverse Guidance utilizes five high-resolution cameras to provide multiple views, and it even spits out some helpful graphics that show the driver which way to turn the steering wheel while in reverse.

Trailer Theft Alert – Working in tandem with the FordPass app, you will receive a message on your phone if your F-150 detects that your trailer is being unhitched while the truck is locked.

2021 ford f-150 max towing maximum tow rating
Image via Ford.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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