There’s many different factors that help determine the total max trailer rating of a pickup truck like the 2015 Ford F-150. One of the main components is the engine, though, and it’s something that truck owners love to discuss at length! But if you’re in the market for a new truck and you need it to pull a trailer, then you might be wondering which Ford F-150 engine is best for towing?
What 2015 F-150 Engine can Tow 12,200 lbs?
There are four different available engines on the 2015 Ford F-150 — all of which are able to tow an impressive amount. Leading the pack as the best engine for towing in a Ford F-150 is the 3.5L EcoBoost V6. This surprisingly beats out the 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine that can also power the F-150. Certain configurations of the F-150 allow the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 to tow 12,200 lbs.
The 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 is the next best engine for towing in the 2015 F-150, which rings in at a max of 11,100 lbs. If you’re having trouble deciding between the two, just go with whichever one feels nicer to you, as long as you don’t think you’ll need to hit that 12,200 lbs cap, and will be ok with 11,100 lbs.
If fuel efficiency is more of a concern, and you don’t need to tow anything quite so extreme, then the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 and 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 are both great options. They both tend to get rated in the 7,000-8,000 lbs. range. For a precise measurement of your truck’s tow rating, you should always refer to your owner’s manual.
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