2021 Ford F-150 Specs, Towing, Payload Ratings Released
Equip the new F-150 with the twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a Max Towing Package, and several versions of both the SuperCab and SuperCrew can handle as much as 14,000 pounds of trailer. The Regular Cab tops out at 13,300 lbs.
For those keeping scores, the 2021 Ford F-150 tows 800 lbs. more than the previous-generation F-150. The most capable Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can handle up to 13,300 lbs., while the best Ram 1500 can muster 12,750 lbs.
When the F-150’s 5.0-liter V-8 engine is under the truck’s hood, the maximum payload rating is 3,325 lbs. That’s for the Regular Cab version of the F-150. SuperCabs max out at 3,010 lbs. while SuperCrews can handle up to 2,900 lbs. of weight.
Again, the new F-150’s maximum payload rating rises for 2021, by 55 pounds. Compared to the previous-generation truck, that’s not a significant improvement. But compared to the Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500, the Ford can haul more than 1,000 additional pounds of payload. That represents a serious advantage.