How much can the 2020 Ford F-150 tow?

By Product Expert | Posted in New Ford Models, Tips and Info, Towing & Payload, Trucks on Friday, August 14th, 2020 at 4:32 pm
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2020 Ford F-150 Maximum Towing Capacity

Pulling large items behind their vehicle is a favored pursuit of many-a-pickup driver. And many of these drivers want to know just how large the items they’re planning on pulling can be. How much weight can be hauled by the 2020 Ford F-150?

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The 2020 Ford F-150 has a maximum towing capacity of 13,200 pounds when properly equipped. This applies to one specific configuration of the vehicle that we’ll get into below. For detailed information on how much every possible 2020 F-150 configuration is able to tow, check out this handy Ford brochure.

You may have noticed that, interestingly, the information Google automatically pulls up for this query is incorrect (as of this writing). The current featured excerpt on Google states that the 2020 F-150 can tow from 5,000 to 8,000 pounds.

While this figure is selling the 2020 F-150 short, it is at least a good rule of thumb for your average 2020 F-150 driver. Many 2020 F-150 models do have a maximum limit in this range, and it’s good to air on the side of caution when towing, anyway.

How do you properly outfit a 2020 Ford F-150 to tow up to 13,200 pounds?

In order to get a 2020 F-150 that can tow a maximum of 13,200 pounds, you must:

  • Choose the 3.5-liter EcoBoost gas engine
  • Get a 3.55 axle ration and a GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) of 18,400/18,600
  • Equip your model with the SuperCrew® cab and a 156.8” wheelbase
  • Choose the 4×2 drivetrain

If your 2020 Ford F-150 checks all the boxes above, you can safely tow up to 13,200 pounds.

And then there’s the electric F-150 that towed over a million pounds.

2020 Ford F-150 tows a work vehicle through a stadium

Wait… the two-wheel drive setup can tow more than four-wheel drive?

While many drivers equate four-wheel drive with automatically more power in every way, equipping the four-wheel drive setup to the model described above drops the maximum towing capacity to 12,700 pounds. This may be due to the substantial added weight of the system itself.

What’s the smallest maximum towing capacity on a 2020 Ford F-150 model?

The smallest maximum towing capacity that can be found on a 2020 Ford F-150 is a limit of 5,000 pounds. This applies to models equipped with the 3.3-liter TI-CVT gas engine and a 3.55 axle ratio.

What’s the maximum payload capacity of the 2020 Ford F-150?

The 2020 Ford F-150 has a maximum payload capacity of 3,270 pounds. That’s a class-best figure.

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