How much can the 2018 Ford F-150 Tow?

2018 Ford F-150 towing a boat

2018 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity 

For most people, the purpose of buying a truck is so that they are able to use their vehicle to get things done. One of the most important aspects of a new truck is how well it is able to tow a trailer and its other performance specs. The 2018 Ford F-150 is a high-quality truck that comes from a long lineage of high-performance vehicles. While there are plenty of options for those seeking a new truck, the 2018 Ford F-150 has the right blend of performance and available features so it can help make towing easier.  

The reason that the 2018 Ford F-150 is able to have such high towing ability is the excellent engine choices. You have four engine options to choose from, and an additional engine for the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor.  The standard engine is a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 that churns out 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. When properly equipped, the maximum towing capacity is 7,700 pounds. While this engine is still very competent it is on the lower end of the spectrum. The other engine options have a higher maximum towing capacity, with the highest being able to tow up to 12,100 pounds. 

Related: Torque vs Horsepower

Engine Horsepower Pound-feet of torque Maximum towing capacity
3.3L Ti-VCT V6 290 hp 265 lb-ft of torque  7,700 pounds
2.7L EcoBoost® V6 325 hp 400 lb-ft of torque  8,500 pounds
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 395 hp 400 lb-ft of torque 12,100 pounds
3.5L EcoBoost® V6 375 hp 470 lb-ft of torque 11,100 pounds

2018 Ford F-150 Towing Features 

trailer backup assist in the 2018 Ford F-150

It is important to have a vehicle that is actually able to do the work, you can’t deny that having a wide array of technological options makes towing easier. The 2018 Ford F-150 is able to offer quite a few features, like Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, which lets you control the trailer from the cab of your truck while you’re trying to back it up. Turn the knob to move the trailer to the left or the right and line it up with wherever you want it to go. Other features include dynamic hitch assist, trailer brake controller, blind spot information system with trailer coverage, and smart trailer tow connector.  

You can learn more about the 2018 Ford F-150, and all the features available by contacting Sanders Ford. If you’d like to find out about the other 2018 Ford models, there’s plenty of information on the Ford F-150 and other new vehicles available on the dealership’s homepage.

2 thoughts on “How much can the 2018 Ford F-150 Tow?

  1. Any word on the tongue weight limit when towing a fifth wheel? We have been looking at “1/2″ ton towable fifth wheel but always hit a limit on the tongue weight with our current chevy 1/2 ton.

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