Here are the official numbers on the 2015 Ford F-150 that you have been waiting for. The all-new light duty truck has a maximum towing rating of 12,200 lbs and a maximum payload rating of 3,300 lbs. Yes, you read that correctly. You can configure the 2015 F-150 to haul 3,300 pounds of payload. This is a number that current 2500 series (aka “3/4 ton”) heavy duty trucks cannot match.
Lets take a closer look. Which F-150 can prove the highest towing or hauling capability?
First, the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 in the 2015 truck has the same power rating as the outgoing model: 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. There were many rumors that this motor will get a power boost for 2015. However, it can be configured to tow a maximum of 12,200 lbs. This is 900 pounds more than the 2014 EcoBoost. The lightweight aluminum construction is to thank for the increased towing capacity. The 3.5L EcoBoost payload capacity is 3,180 lbs. This is an increase of 80 pounds over 2014.
The 5.0L V8 gets more power for 2015. Ford engineers worked to get 385 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque out of the V8 by utilizing new long-runner intake manifold, revised intake cam, and new exhaust manifolds. This gets you 25 more horses and 7 more lb-ft of torque than before. The towing capacity increases 1,100 pounds to a maximum 11,100 lbs, and payload goes up to 3,300 lbs. You get the maximum payload if you order a 4×2 regular cab F-150 with the 5.0L.
The all-new 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine is rated at 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque. It’s rated for 2,250 lbs of maximum payload and 8,500 lbs of towing.
The fourth engine choice in the base 3.5L naturally aspirated V6 with 283 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. The payload is rated at 1,910 lbs and the maximum towing is 7,600 lbs.
|HP / Lb-Ft||Max Payload Lbs||Max Towing Lbs|
|3.5L EcoBoost V6||365 / 420||3,180||12,200|
|5.0L V8||385 / 387||3,300||11,100|
|2.7L EcoBoost V6||325 / 375||2,250||8,500|
|3.5L V6||283 / 255||1,910||7,600|
TFLtruck is on location at the 2015 Ford F-150 first drive event. Stay tuned for videos and a lot more details coming very soon.
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been writing and reporting at TFL since 2011.