How to Get the Absolute Maximum Towing Capacity on the Ford F-150

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford, Ford F-150, Powertrain, Towing/Hauling on Friday, May 7th, 2021 at 8:01 pm
2021 Ford F-150 towing a boat out of water

Which 2021 Ford F-150 Engine Is the Best for Towing?

Even the most unrelenting truck critics would be hard-pressed to deny the supremacy of the 2021 Ford F-150. The truck’s penchant for powerful engines, class-leading weight capacities, and variety of trim levels make it a difficult value to beat overall. Buyers who want to max out their new truck to best-in-class status can find out how when we look at which 2021 Ford F-150 engine is the best for towing here at Akins Ford.

Best Engine for Towing: 3.5L EcoBoost® V6

The absolute best engine for towing in the new 2021 Ford F-150 is the 3.5L EcoBoost® twin-turbo V6 engine, which can tow up to 14,000 pounds in the right configuration. Buyers can unlock this maximum towing capacity in the SuperCrew 4×2 and SuperCab 8’ Box 4×2 configurations when equipped with the available Max Trailer Tow Package.

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More About the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6

The 3.5L EcoBoost® twin-turbo V6 is standard on the F-150 Limited and optional on the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum model grades. Other features of the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 include the Ford port-fuel and direct-injection (PFDI) system with two injectors per cylinder for optimized performance. In addition, twin intercooled turbos provide on-demand power with virtually no lag.

  • 400 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
  • 500 pound-feet of torque @ 3,100 rpm
  • Up to 18 city/24 highway mpg

Test Drive the 2021 Ford F-150 in Atlanta, GA

When it comes to finding the right truck for you, Akins Ford near Atlanta offers the region’s largest selection of Ford F-150 trucks. Fans can test drive from a vast selection of 2021 F-150 configurations when they visit our dealership in Winder, GA. View our inventory online, schedule your test drive, or explore our research pages for more information on all the advantages the Ford lineup has to offer.

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