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|
|5.0L Coyote V8||3.0L|
|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.