Why the Ford F-150 is the Best at Towing


Full-size pickup trucks are some of the best-selling vehicles on the market, and it's easy to understand why. They offer the comfort you get in a car, but with a lot more height, leg room, and in some cases more luxury features. Large trucks also give far greater payload and towing capabilities than midsize pickups. Sitting at the top of the full-size pickup truck list is Ford’s F-Series. This has been the most popular truck for decades.

The Ford F-150

The 2019 Ford F-150 is an oldie but goodie fan favorite, with towing and payload capacities that top the class. Besides having excellent travel towing capabilities, this truck is fuel efficient with 25 mpg on the highway.

When this generation debuted in 2015, it established a new standard in durability, efficiency, and technology. Some were skeptical of Ford's use of lightweight, high-strength aluminum, but the numbers don’t lie. Not only is the tow ratings leading the class, the reduced bed weight also gives the F-150 far greater payload capabilities than its nearest competitor.

But the F-150's strengths are not limited to just performance. It’s premium cabin, well-shaped seats, and wide range of powertrain choices are also popular features. The F-150 has great maneuverability, ultra-smooth turbo-diesel engine, and it is quiet inside and out.

Travel Trailer Towing

 If you have a travel trailer, the smart towing features of the F-150 is reason enough to have a look. F-150 provides a trailer sway control as a feature of the AdvanceTrac with an RSC (Roll Stability Control) system. There is also a smart trailer tow connector that alerts to connectivity issues, lighting, and battery problems. Other features include:

  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist synchronizes the truck and trailer while backing up.

  • Dynamic Hitch Assist with a line-of-sight guide to direct the hitch to the trailer receiver.

  • Eight-inch productivity screen displays trailer information.

  • Factory-installed trailer brake controller to  synchronize truck and trailer brakes

  • BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with trailer coverage - it alerts when a vehicle is in your blind spot or alongside the trailer.

  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist helps with navigating the direction of the trailer by rotating a knob.

Ranked Top of the Class

U.S. News & World Report last year listed the Ford F-150 at the top of their Best Trucks for Towing list. The turbocharged 3.5-liter Ecoboost twin-turbo V6 has the best in class highest tow ratings at 13,200lbs. with 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft of torque. Its payload is 3,180lbs. The other best in class model is the 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel which can tow up to 11,400 lbs, rated at 250 horsepower and 440 lb.-ft. of torque.   Also in 2018 Car and Driver magazine ranked the F-150 the best truck for towing overall.

Best Truck for Towing

Considering how many pickups are sold across America, there really aren’t that many brands to choose from, so why not choose the brand that is rugged and capable of handling your toughest workload and stylish enough to take someone out on a date. The Ford F-150 is the best truck for towing and any other heavy duty load you might have.

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