2018 Ford® F-150 Truck | Best in Class Towing & Payload Capability Features | Ford.com

Top-rated payload and towing capability

LOTS OF WAYS TO MAXIMIZE TOP-RATED F-150 CAPABILITY.

Ford F-150 delivers best-in-class payload and tow ratings.* And the F-150 can be equipped to smooth out the toughest of workdays and make every job as productive as possible. Choose from the many features available on no other half-ton pickup* — among them the innovative available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, integrated tailgate step and remote tailgate release, as well as deployable box side steps. It’s no wonder, when it comes to capability, the competition is always in a scramble to follow the leader, the Ford F-150.
*When properly configured. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.
Tow more than any other half-ton pickup

BEST-IN-CLASS TOWING

The F-150 can tow more than ever before — and more than any other pickup in its class* — with the available 3.5L EcoBoost® twin-turbo V6. This second-generation EcoBoost is rated at 375 horsepower and best-in-class* 470 lb.-ft. of torque, beating out all gas and diesel competitors.*
*When properly configured. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.
Haul more than any other half-ton pickup.

BEST-IN-CLASS PAYLOAD

Reducing weight is an effective way to increase payload. And that’s what resulted from cutting the weight of the F-150 body with high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy. Greater strength with less weight helps achieve a best-in-class* payload rating in F-150 models powered by the legendary Ford 5.0L V8. The 5.0L now features a direct-injection system designed to extract as much power as possible from every drop of fuel, and generates power ratings of 395 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque.
*When properly configured. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.
Available Pro Trailer Backup Assist

CLASS-EXCLUSIVE PRO TRAILER BACKUP ASSIST

Backing up a trailer involves navigating two vehicles at the same time – the truck going one way and the trailer going in the opposite direction. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro at this often tricky maneuver, the available class-exclusive* Pro Trailer Backup Assist makes it as easy as turning a knob.** Simply rotate the knob left or right in the direction you want the trailer to go. F-150 is the first pickup truck to offer this breakthrough feature.

*Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation. **Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.
Available smart features for easy towing

SMART TOWING FEATURES

F-150 offers standard trailer sway control with AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®). Plus optional features including

  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist — synchronize truck and trailer while backing up*
  • Dynamic hitch assist with line-of-sight guide — direct the hitch to the trailer receiver 
  • Smart trailer tow connector — alerts to connectivity issues plus lighting and battery problems
  • 8" productivity screen — trailer information
  • Factory-installed trailer brake controller — synchronize truck and trailer brakes
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with trailer coverage* — alerts when a vehicle is in your blind spot or alongside the trailer.
*Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.
Available features for working productively

CLASS-DEFINING PICKUP BOX

F-150 offers not only best-in-class payload,* but also a pickup bed that can be equipped to make work easier and maximize productivity. Available features include • Flexible, configurable Box Link™ system • LED box lights • Stowable loading ramps • Classexclusive* integrated tailgate step with lift assist • Class-exclusive* remote tailgate release (lock or unlock and lower the tailgate) • Class-exclusive* deployable box side steps available on all cab configurations, including the SuperCrew® with 5.5-ft. pickup box • Heavy-Duty Payload Package.
*When properly configured. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.
Raptor built for extreme all-terrain capability

RAPTOR EXTREME ALL-TERRAIN HANDLING

Amazingly, with stock performance and handling components, the F-150 Raptor completed the 49th SCORE Baja 1000 with just basic required racing modifications. The high-output 3.5L EcoBoost® puts out a massive 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. Awesome handling comes courtesy of the factory-equipped Torque-On-Demand® transfer case, BFGoodrich® all-terrain KO2 tires, FOX Racing Shox™ with 13" front/14" rear travel, available 4.10 front axle with TORSEN® differential, and giant front skid plate. Plus the Terrain Management System™ with six driver-selectable modes (Normal, Baja, Rock Crawl, Sport, Mud-Sand, Wet-Snow) and Hill Descent Control™.
Torque-On-Demand® is a registered and active trademark of BorgWarner. FOX Racing Shox is a trademark of FOX Factory, Inc.
Lots of places to store things plus a fully flat load floor

IN-CAB STORAGE AND FULLY FLAT LOAD FLOOR

The F-150 provides lots of places to store the assortment of things you carry inside the cab. You’ll also find plenty of space to stow items in the door-trim panel bins and under-seat rear storage area — there’s even space for a laptop inside the available flow-through center console. It also features a class-exclusive* fully flat rear load floor with under-seat storage (SuperCab and SuperCrew® ).
*Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.
Available LED lighting virtually everywhere

LED LIGHTING

LED lighting is virtually everywhere you need it. Available features include • Class-exclusive* quad-beam LED headlamps – provide bright, efficient and long-lasting illumination • Class-exclusive* LED side-mirror spotlights – illuminate any task at hand from just about any angle after the sun has set • LED box lighting – helps you work at night and lets you see under a tonneau cover • LED trailer hitch light on tailgate handle – included with the trailer tow packages and helps with hitching up to a trailer at night.
*Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.