2018 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity


If you're the type of driver living near Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim who depends on their vehicle to provide heavy-lifting day-in and day-out, then consider taking a closer look at everything the Ford F-150 has to offer. Depending on how it's configured, the 2018 Ford F-150 can pull up to 13,200 pounds. No matter how you cut it, that's some serious hauling power.

At Norm Reeves Ford, it's our goal to empower drivers with the best information on all our vehicles, that way you can feel confident when deciding on the best Ford model for you. To learn more about this tough and capable American classic, continuing reading our guide to the 2018 Ford F-150's towing capacity.


Ford F-150 Towing Power

The F-150 offers up four different engine options, each one packing enough horsepower and torque to haul just about anything you need to move.

The base trims come equipped with a 3.3-liter V6 engine with up to 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Connected to either a six-speed or ten-speed automatic transmission, this engine has a max payload capacity of 1,990 pounds, and max towing capacity up to 7,700 pounds.

Here's a breakdown of each engine type and their max towing and payload capacities:

Engine Type

Max Towing Capacity

Max Payload Capacity

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

7,700 lbs.

1,990 lbs.

2.7L EcoBoost® V6

9,000 lbs.

2,470 lbs.

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

11,600 lbs.

3,270 lbs.

3.5L EcoBoost® V6

13,200 lbs.

3,230 lbs.


One of the big secrets to the F-150's outstanding towing power lies in its new high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy body that's 700 pounds lighter than older generations. Shedding all that extra weight means you can carry a lot more while still being able to rely on a Built Ford Tough® steel frame.


2018 Ford F-150 Smart Towing

If you're regularly towing large loads, the new F-150 offers a unique Trailer Tow Package equipped with useful features, like: frame-mounted hitch receiver, wiring harness for rear lights and braking system, special engine and transmission cooling modifications, and an optimized suspension to handle extra weight.

Another useful feature you should consider is the Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, which synchronizes your truck and trailer to make backing into narrow spaces easier. There's also the smart trailer tow connector, which is designed to alert you to any connectivity issues with your rear brake lights.


Test Drive the Ford F-150  

With a newly designed frame, innovative towing technology, and a series of Built Ford Tough® engines to choose from, the Ford F-150 Towing Capacity is sure to exceed your expectations. Now, it's time to come and see for yourself.

If you're a driver in the Cerritos, Long Beach, or Anaheim areas who's interested in getting behind the wheel of a new Ford F-150, Norm Reeves Ford is here to help. Stop by our convenient location or schedule a test drive today!

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