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2016 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity

How much can a 2016 Ford F-150 pull? Compare 41 trim levels.

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What will it tow?

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2016 Ford F-150 Trims
Towing capacity by engine

Choose a towing vehicle wisely. Make sure the engine has enough power, the gearbox is capable of withstanding heavy loads, and the axle ratio is optimal for hauling.

  • 3.5L V-6, 3.15 axle ratio, 365 hp, 420 lb/ft - 10,000 lbs
  • 5.0L V-8, 3.31 axle ratio, 385 hp, 387 lb/ft - 8,000 lbs
  • 3.5L V-6, 3.73 axle ratio, 282 hp, 253 lb/ft - 7,000 lbs
  • 2.7L V-6, 3.31 axle ratio, 325 hp, 375 lb/ft - 7,000 lbs
  • 2.7L V-6, 3.55 axle ratio, 325 hp, 375 lb/ft - 7,000 lbs
  • 3.5L V-6, 3.55 axle ratio, 282 hp, 253 lb/ft - 5,000 lbs

XL 4x2 Regular Cab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 122 in. WB

Maximum Towing Capacity - 5000 lb

The maximum weight that Ford F-150 is allowed to tow. The maximum trailer weights listed are only applicable for altitudes up to 3280 ft (1,000 m) above sea level. With increasing altitude the engine power and therefore the car's climbing ability are impaired because of the reduced air density, so the maximum trailer weight has to be reduced accordingly. The weight of the car and trailer must be reduced by 10% for every further 3280 ft (1,000 m) (or part thereof).

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - 6010 lb

This is the maximum amount of weight Ford F-150 is rated to carry (engine, chassis, fluids, passengers, cargo, load - everything). It is often determined by the manufacturer and is indicated in the owner's manual or on the inside of the drive's door panel.

Curb Weight - 4049 lb

This is how much Ford F-150 weighs sitting on the curb with no driver, passengers, no cargo and no load with all standard options.

Payload Capacity - 1961 lb

Payload is considered all the extra stuff you put inside your vehicle, whether it be passengers or a pile of rocks, that weight is all considered payload. You can increase it by:

  1. Upgrading the Rear Springs.
  2. Adding Coil-Over Shock Absorbers.
  3. Installing a Longer Truck Bed.
  4. Attaching a Trailer.
  5. Adding Bed Racks.

Horsepower - 282 hp

The higher the power of your engine, the more weight your car can pull.

Torque - 253 Lb-Ft

High torque is essential for towing because it allows you to pull the trailer at a lower RPM, reducing the strain on the engine.

Axle Ratio - 3.55

The higher the axle ratio, the more power your vehicle produces, and as a result, the more weight this car can tow.

Drive Type - rear-wheel

All-wheel or rear-wheel drive vehicles are best suited for towing, while front-wheel drive vehicles can haul much less weight.

Transmission - 6-spd auto w/OD

Do not overload your vehicle while towing, as this can cause the transmission to overheat and fail. If your transmission has "Towing mode" - be sure to turn it on.

Turbocharger - twin turbo
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It is the same for all trims.

Turbocharged engines produce more power, so if you need a vehicle for towing, choose the one equipped with a turbo.

Wheelbase - 122

The longer your vehicle's wheelbase, the less likely the trailer you tow will push down on the rear axle and lift the front end.

Front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a front axle of your Ford F-150.

Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) - no data

It is the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on a rear axle of your Ford F-150.

XL 4x2 Regular Cab Styleside 8 ft. box 141 in. WB

XL 4x2 SuperCab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 145 in. WB

XL 4x4 Regular Cab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 122 in. WB

XL 4x4 Regular Cab Styleside 8 ft. box 141 in. WB

XL 4x2 SuperCab Styleside 8 ft. box 163 in. WB

XLT 4x2 Regular Cab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 122 in. WB

XLT 4x2 Regular Cab Styleside 8 ft. box 141 in. WB

XL 4x2 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 5.5 ft. box 145 in. WB

XL 4x4 SuperCab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 145 in. WB

XL 4x2 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 157 in. WB

XLT 4x2 SuperCab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 145 in. WB

XLT 4x4 Regular Cab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 122 in. WB

XLT 4x4 Regular Cab Styleside 8 ft. box 141 in. WB

XLT 4x2 SuperCab Styleside 8 ft. box 163 in. WB

XL 4x4 SuperCab Styleside 8 ft. box 163 in. WB

XL 4x4 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 5.5 ft. box 145 in. WB

XLT 4x2 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 5.5 ft. box 145 in. WB

XLT 4x4 SuperCab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 145 in. WB

XLT 4x2 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 157 in. WB

XL 4x4 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 157 in. WB

Lariat 4x2 SuperCab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 145 in. WB

XLT 4x4 SuperCab Styleside 8 ft. box 163 in. WB

Lariat 4x2 SuperCab Styleside 8 ft. box 163 in. WB

XLT 4x4 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 5.5 ft. box 145 in. WB

Lariat 4x2 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 5.5 ft. box 145 in. WB

XLT 4x4 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 157 in. WB

Lariat 4x2 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 157 in. WB

Lariat 4x4 SuperCab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 145 in. WB

Lariat 4x4 SuperCab Styleside 8 ft. box 163 in. WB

Lariat 4x4 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 5.5 ft. box 145 in. WB

Lariat 4x4 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 157 in. WB

King Ranch 4x2 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 5.5 ft. box 145 in. WB

King Ranch 4x2 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 157 in. WB

Platinum 4x2 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 5.5 ft. box 145 in. WB

Platinum 4x2 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 157 in. WB

King Ranch 4x4 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 5.5 ft. box 145 in. WB

King Ranch 4x4 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 157 in. WB

Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 5.5 ft. box 145 in. WB

Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 6.5 ft. box 157 in. WB

Limited 4x2 SuperCrew Cab Styleside 5.5 ft. box 145 in. WB




Trailers that Your Vehicle Can Tow

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RVs

Inside the RV, you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay, even away from civilization.



Car Trailers

If you need to transport your car over a long distance - use a car trailer - this method is much safer and more reliable than towing with a rope.

Choose the car you want to haul:

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Boat Trailers

If you need to transport a boat, make sure you choose the right size trailer.


Boat trailer

Typical Trailers

Whatever your needs, you can find a trailer that's perfect for you.


Boat trailer

What is a 2016 Ford F-150 maximum towing capacity?

When going for energizing excursions into the great outdoors, you need to bear in mind the 2016 Ford F-150 towing capacity, which is the crucial attribute for such adventure. The towing capacity is actually a the vehicle's highest amount of weight that it could safely pull. These details can frequently be discovered on a sticker label positioned within the driver's front door near to the door latch. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is the highest functional weight (such as cargo and passengers) and should not be surpassed. Typically, the mass of the trailer being pulled is usually recommended to stay within 10-15 per cent of the GVWR.

Below, the data on the towing capacity of the 2016 Ford F-150 with all trims and generations. Please be aware that the maximum towing weight can vary according to the braking system of what is being towed. In case a trailer is equipped with its own brakes then its "braked capacity". If not, it is called unbraked capacity. When choosing the future trailer, you must take into account that the weight and score is taken from the trailer's maker plus all the additional payload you will place into it must never surpass the 2016 Ford F-150 towing capacity. Violating this significant principle will impact your ability to control and make a full stop just in time and will eventually lead to long term injury to your vehicle or even result in crashes on the streets.

PAY ATTENTION

Drivers must not exceed the Ford F-150 towing capacity as it can have serious consequences such as interfering with your car's braking ability

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has developed the J2807 set of recommended practices. The tow test procedures designed by the big brains at the SAE consist of a series of rigorous real-world challenges to determine the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of a vehicle and trailer combination.

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