2021 Ford F-150 Power, Towing, and Payload Capabilities Detailed
Ford has finally dropped a truckload of detailed information on its new F-150 pickup for 2021. How much does the 2021 Ford F-150 tow? How much can he carry? What is the power of its engines? We now have the maximum payload and towing capacities for each of the F-150’s six available powertrains, along with the horsepower for each. Let’s go through the lot, step by step:
Ford F-150 2021: engine power
The 2021 F-150 offers six powertrains: a 3.3-liter V6, a 2.7-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6, a 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6, a gasoline-electric hybrid based on this who is before. Six 3.5-liter (nicknamed PowerBoost), a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 and finally a traditional 5.0-liter V-8. Here’s a breakdown of each powertrain and its horsepower. Note that each is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission:
- 3.3-liter V6 (290 hp, 265 lb-ft)
- 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 (325 hp, 400 lb-ft)
- 5.0-liter V-8 (400 horsepower, 410 lb-ft)
- 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 turbo-diesel engine (250 horsepower, 440 lb-ft)
- 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 (400 horsepower, 500 lb-ft)
- PowerBoost 3.5-liter V-6, hybrid (430 hp, 570 lb-ft)
Keen observers of the F-150 engine details will notice that the carryover gasoline V-8 engine produces five more horsepower and 10 lb-ft of torque more than last year. Other upgrades include the optional 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 offering 25 horsepower and 30 more lb-ft over last year’s version. But the real news is this powerful PowerBoost hybrid, which produces by far the most torque of any F-150 powertrain (570 lb-ft!). Interestingly, the PowerBoost V-6’s power rating is lower than we expected; when Ford announced the F-150 Hybrid, it promised it would deliver the most power and torque of any lightweight pickup. With 430 horsepower, this is no longer true – or at least, it is no longer possible. Ever since Ford launched the F-150 and made that claim, Ram has ditched the 702-horsepower supercharged 1500 TRX, a lightweight full-size pickup with significantly more power and torque than even the F-150 hybrid equipped with PowerBoost. . The balloon burst.
Additionally, the maximum horsepower of the V-6 Hybrid PowerBoost is actually 20 ponies on the high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 offered on the 2020 F-150 Limited and Raptor models (this one made 450 horsepower. ). However, zoom out for a second and you’ll notice that half of the 2021 F-150’s powertrains produce 400 horsepower or more – and the new Raptor has yet to be revealed, which could tip the pick’s lineup. -up Ford in a “majority 400-” hp-plus “situation.
Ford F-150 2021: payload capacity
Every new full-size pickup that arrives claims at least one superiority in the categories of engine horsepower, towing capacity or payload capacity – Ford’s new F-150 has claimed two: “The towing and the best-in-class payload. ” It sounds a bit greedy, but Ford notes that the F-150’s maximum payload capacity of 3,325 pounds outperforms any other lightweight full-size pickup truck of at least 1,000 pounds. To get that payload, customers should choose the regular cab model with two-wheel drive, eight-foot box, and 5.0-liter V8. They must then specify the Max Trailer Tow and Heavy-Duty Payload option packages. Here is an overview of the maximum payloads provided by each powertrain: *
- 3.3-liter V6: 1,985 lb
- 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6: 2480 pounds
- 5.0-liter V-8: 3.325 pounds
- 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 turbo-diesel engine: 1840 pounds
- 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6: 3,250 lbs
- 3.5L PowerBoost V-6, Hybrid: 2,120 lb
* Specific body configurations that provide these numbers are to come.
Ford F-150 2021: towing capacity
Curious how much the new F-150 Hybrid PowerBoost can tow? It turns out it can carry 12,700 pounds with a conventional hitch. It’s not the top of the F-150’s tow heap, however. F-150s equipped with the 400-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 can tow up to 14,000 pounds, a prominent figure (again for “conventional” towing). That towing muscle requires opting for the 2021 F-150 SuperCab (Extended Cab) with two-wheel drive and the Max Trailer Tow package, and that marks an 800-pound increase over the F- ‘s ultimate towing capacity. 150 2020. Here are the maximum towing capacities for each of the 2021 F-150 powertrains: **
- 3.3-liter V6: 8,200 pounds
- 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6: 10,100 lb
- 5.0-liter V-8: 13,000 pounds
- 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 turbo-diesel engine: 12,100 lbs
- 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6: 14,000 pounds
- 3.5L PowerBoost V-6, Hybrid: 12,700 pounds
** Specific body configurations that provide these numbers are to come.
The 2021 Ford F-150 goes on sale this fall. More details regarding its upgraded powertrains, including this sophisticated hybrid, such as fuel consumption data and full pricing (we have partial prices so far), are due before that date. Stay tuned to this space for the latest updates as they become available, including developments with the 2022 F-150 Electric and the upcoming Raptor.
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