With the 2021 Ford F-150, you will have a truck that is capable of towing up to 14,000 pounds. However, the exact engine you decide to get for your F-150 will determine just how much you'll be able to tow around Grand Forks, Hillsboro, and Grafton.

Below, our Lithia Ford Grand Forks team gives you more details on the various powertrain options of the Ford F-150 and their exact towing capacity as well as the features that are ready to help you when towing!

F-150 Engine Options

With the 2021 Ford F-150, there are six engines to choose from, and each offer their own maximum towing capability. Standard in the F-150 is the 3.3L V6 engine. Creating 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque, this engine has a towing capacity of 8,200 pounds. If you have even heavier gear you need to tow, look to one of these other available engines to help.




Towing Capacity

2.7L EcoBoost® V6


400 lb-ft

10,000 pounds

5.0L V8


410 lb-ft

13,000 pounds

3.5L EcoBoost® V6


500 lb-ft

14,000 pounds

3.0L Power Stroke® V6


440 lb-ft

12,100 pounds

3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid


570 lb-ft

12,700 pounds

Extra Assistance While Towing

From the moment you hitch your trailer to your truck to the moment you park your trailer and truck, the 2021 Ford F-150 is there to help you safely and easily tow any equipment you are taking with you.

Thanks to Dynamic Hitch Assist that comes with the rear-view camera, you no longer have to have your friend standing behind your truck waving their arms to know how much farther you need to go. By giving you a sight line as you back up your truck, you'll be able to line up to your trailer in one shot.

Then while driving, everything for Trailer Sway Control to the available Integrated Trailer Brake Controller helps give you more confidence as you tow. With Trailer Coverage a part of the available Blind Spot Information System, you'll even be able to safely change lanes knowing there is enough room for both your truck and trailer.

Need to then back up whatever you are towing once you get to your destination? Available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ is here to help. Simply use this by turning the knob inside the truck the direction you want your trailer to go, and it will respond accordingly.

What's the Payload Capacity of the F-150?

Beyond what you'll be able to tow behind your truck, the Ford F-150 also gives you the ability to fit plenty in its bed as well. With an 8-foot bed option, you will have a maximum of 77.4 cubic feet of cargo volume in the bed to load up all your extra gear, supplies, or tools.

When powered by the available 5.0L V8 engine, it not only lets you carry a lot of gear in the back of the bed but also heavier equipment as well. That is because this engine gives the 2021 Ford F-150 a maximum payload capacity of 3,325 pounds.

Come Find Your New Truck Today!

Does the 2021 Ford F-150 have the strength you need for whatever you plan to tow around Grand Forks, Hillsboro, and Grafton? Then come find your new truck today at Lithia Ford Grand Forks! Our team can give you more details on the features of this truck and help you find the exact trim level and configuration you want. Schedule yourself a test drive today!


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