What Ford Truck Can Tow the Most?


Ford trucks are known for being rugged, versatile, and hardworking vehicles. 

If consumers are looking for a Ford truck that can haul the most, some trucks stand out from the other models.

But, out of all the different trucks that Ford makes, which one can really tow the most? 

The Ford trucks that have the largest hauling capacities are the 2019 Ford F-450 and the 2019 Ford F-350. The conventional towing capacity of the vehicles is 21,000 pounds, but with a gooseneck hitch, the trucks are capable of hauling 32,000-34,000 pounds.

Each of these trucks has tremendous power and hauling capacities, but they are also highly regarded for their many other features and qualities. 

Smaller electric Ford trucks will get you better miles per gallon, but you can’t beat the overall hauling capabilities of the Ford 350 or the 450.

Find out why these F-series Ford trucks are ranked at the top of their class.

2019 Ford F-450

Of course, the Ford F-450 is the largest and most powerful truck in comparison to all the other F-150 models. 

The main difference between any of the F-series models (i.e. the F-150, F-250, F-350, etc.) is the sizes and the overall power. 

Since the F-450 is the largest of the models, it makes sense that it has the highest towing capacities.

The towing capacity of the vehicle is 21,000 pounds, which is fantastic in comparison to many other Ford trucks. 

With a gooseneck hitch, you can tow up to 34,000 pounds. 

Not only does it have an incredible towing capacity, but it also has 935 pounds of torque!

For added comfort while driving, Ford added adaptive steering, which changes the steering ratio when you are either driving on the highway or slowly maneuvering with a large trailer on the back of the truck. 

Consumers have described the feeling of steering with this car as “smooth” and “fluid.”

Another great feature that this truck offers is the program that remembers brake gains and blind-spot settings. 

These added features make it much easier for drivers to drive safely while navigating the road in large vehicles. 

This feature is also extremely helpful for towing large toys, fifth wheels, and trailers because the program is set to remember specific trailers.

With all of these features, there is definitely a price to pay, which is one of the only drawbacks of the F-450. 

When the truck was brand new, it could be sold for up to 88,000 USD. 

Of course, this is with all of the luxurious trims, packages, and 4×4 wheels. 

A standard model of the F-450 could be sold for about $44,000.

2019 Ford F-350

The Ford F-350 is just one tier below the F-450, but its towing capacity still deserves mention. 

It is still an F-series Ford truck, so there are very many similarities between the two models.

First of all, with a standard hitch, the F-350 is able to tow just as much as the F-450 with a whopping towing capacity of 21,000 pounds. 

With a gooseneck hitch, the F-350 falls behind the F-450 by just a little bit at 32,000 pounds.

However, the torque on the F-350 model is the same as the F-450 model.

One of the biggest differences between the F-450 and F-350 really comes down to the cab size. 

With the F-450, you don’t get much of a say with the size. 

The F-350 allows consumers to choose between regular, extended, and crew cabin options as well as truck bed sizes. 

The F-450 only comes with one size, which is the crew cabin. 

If this size doesn’t really fit your need or lifestyle, then it would be best to go with the F-350.

The F-350 can also be more affordable in comparison to the F-450 depending on the trims and packages that are chosen.

The most standard package and trim starts out at around $36,000 and can end up being around $84,500. 

Of course, these aren’t the most budget-friendly cars on the market, but if you are serious about hauling around big equipment or trailers, these F-series Ford trucks are the best options available for you.

More About the F-series V8 Engines

So, what is the one thing that these trucks have in common that contributes to their massive hauling capacities? It’s their powerful 6.2 and 6.7-liter V8 engines.

The 6.2-liter engine uses regular unleaded fuel, whereas the 6.7-liter engine uses diesel fuel

Each engine has a heavy-duty, 6-speed automatic transmission, but there really is one engine that outshines the other.

The 6.2-liter engine only has 385 horsepower and 430 pounds of torque, but the 6.7-liter engine has 450 horsepower with 935 pounds of torque. 

An F-series that has an extended crew cabin (which is the only size for any F-450 truck) has a 48-gallon fuel tank, although the estimated miles per gallon depends on the size and engine of the vehicle.

If you know that you are going to use a vehicle for heavy towing and hauling, it would be best to stick with the larger diesel-powered engine because it has more torque, horsepower, and capability.

Towing Capacity in Comparison to Other Ford Models and Brands

Without comparing, it’s hard to truly see how outstanding the F-series Fords are in comparison to other Ford models and other brands in general.

Take a look at the table below to see how the F-350 and F-450 compare to other vehicles in their class.

MakeYear and ModelTowing Capacity
Ford2019 Ranger7,500 pounds
Ford2021 F-1508,000 pounds
Chevrolet2021 Silverado 3500HD14,500 pounds
GMC2021 Sierra SLT11,800 pounds
Ram2021 1500 5.7L HEMI12,750 pounds

In comparison to the vehicles on the table above, it is apparent that the Ford F-350 and F-450’s towing capabilities blow these other truck brands out of the water.

Even the F-150 can’t compete with the larger-sized F-series Fords. 

The only vehicle that got close to the Ford F-350 and F-450 was the Chevrolet Silverado, which still had a significantly lower towing capacity.

Of course, it’s important to consider the engine, because the more powerful the engine, the more the truck will be able to haul. 

In the table above, the vehicles that were mentioned were rated with their top engines.

If you are interested in getting a truck with amazing hauling capabilities, it is definitely important to look into the different packages and engines to see what will work best for you and your lifestyle.

Will Turner

Will has an absolute passion for 4x4s and loves discovering all of the small details about each model. Will joined the Four Wheel Trends team in early 2021 and has been a valuable contributor ever since!

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