The towing capacity of the 2018 Ford F-150 ranges from 5,000 lbs. to 13,200 lbs. depending on how the vehicle is configured.*
*Ford truck towing capacity maximums are calculated using the base model, the F-150 XL.
How Towing Capacity Is Determined
If you’re towing a big load, you want lots of torque. You also want your truck as light as possible. Think twice about adding features that increase weight and diminish towing capacity. Depending on the type of towing you’ll be doing, you’ll need a Trailer Tow Package. It includes a frame-mounted hitch receiver, wiring harness for hooking up the trailer lights and brakes, plus optimized suspension for handling the additional load. This package also includes engine and transmission cooling modifications to protect your powertrain while towing....less
The F-150, equipped with the available 3.5L EcoBoost® twin-turbo V6, can tow more than ever before – and more than any other pickup in its class.* This second-generation EcoBoost engine 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.
Lighter is better when it comes to towing.
That’s one of the reasons the F-150 body – made of high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy – is up to 700 lbs. lighter than the previous generation. Beneath that body is a Built Ford Tough® high-strength steel frame.
Smart Towing Features
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* — provides 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.