• Pickup Trucks With Best Towing Capacity In 2022

Right from entry-level full-size pickup trucks to heavy-duty haulers, here’s a list of 10 trucks with the best towing capacity

Supercars are all about performance and power, sedans about features and luxury, SUVs about practicality and space, and trucks about towing and payload capacities. The lines are getting blurred these days with all kinds of vehicles trying to be everything at once, but these are the core aspects that differentiate each style and give them a sense of individuality. Pickup trucks have come a long way from being luggage and family haulers to fantastic all-rounders, but when you speak from a utility and commercial point of view, people still gauge and rate them based on their pulling and hauling capabilities. So, here’s a list of the 10 pickup trucks with the best towing capacity in 2022.

2022 Ram 3500 – 37,090 pounds

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With a maximum towing capacity of 37,090 pounds, the Ram 3500 takes the cake. This capability is achieved when you opt for the 3500 in the regular cab body style with the eight-foot bed and the Cummins high-output engine. This is a 6.7-liter, turbocharged inline-six diesel engine that makes 420 horsepower and 1,075 pound-feet of twist. An Aisin six-speed automatic gearbox channels power to the wheels. You’ll have to opt for the 4x2 model to get the 37,000+ pound towing capacity. The 2022 Ram 3500 range starts at $44,520.

2022 Ford F-450 – 37,000 pounds

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The Ford F-450 comes in on a close second when it comes to maximum towing capacity. When powered by the 6.7-liter, Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V-8, the F-450 can tow up to 37,000 pounds. You need to opt for the regular cab model with the 4x2 system. Opting for the 4x4 model in this body style will reduce the towing capacity to 36,400 pounds. This turbo-diesel mill makes 475 horses at 2,600 rpm and a whopping 1,050 pound-feet of torque at as low as 1,600 rpm. It is mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox. The 2022 Ford Super Duty F-450 range starts at $55,625.

2023 GMC Sierra 3500 HD – 36,000 pounds

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The GMC Sierra takes up the next spot, tied with its cousin, the Chevy Silverado 3500 HD, with a maximum towing capacity of 36,000 pounds. You’ll have to opt for the regular cab long box model, powered by the Duramax engine with a 4x2 system. This is a 6.6-liter, turbocharged V-8 diesel engine that makes 445 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and 910 pound-feet of torque at 1,600 rpm. It is available with Allison 10-speed automatic gearbox. The 2023 GMC Sierra 3500 HD range starts at $51,395.

2022 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD – 36,000 pounds

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The Silverado 3500 HD also offers a maximum towing capacity of up to 36,000 pounds – the same as the GMC Sierra 3500 HD. To attain this, you’ll have to spec it the same way as its GMC cousin. You’ll need to opt for the regular cab, long bed model with a 4x2 system and a 6.6-liter Duramax V-8. Even here, it puts out the same 445 horses and 910 pound-feet of torque, and is mated to the Allison 10-speed automatic gearbox. The 2022 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD series starts at $42,495.

2022 Ford F-250 – 20,000 pounds

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Since the ratings with different engines and configurations in the 3500 HD and F-450/F-350 series can take up more spots than we have in the list, we step down to the 2500/F-250 sub-segment. Here, the Ford F-250 beats its rivals with a maximum conventional towing capacity of 20,000 pounds. You’ll have to choose the F-250 Crew Cab 4x4 with the optional 6.7-liter diesel engine and the Trailer Tow package. The gooseneck and fifth-wheel tow rating is 22,800 pounds in this case. The 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine makes 450 horsepower and 935 pound-feet of torque here. The 2022 Ford F-250 range starts at $39,445.

2022 Ram 2500 HD – 19,990 pounds

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Step down to the 2500 HD series and you’ll be able to get up to 19,990 pounds of towing capacity in the Ram range. Here also you’ll have to opt for the 6.7-liter, inline-six Cummins diesel engine in the crew cab form with the eight-foot bed. In this configuration, it makes 370 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic gearbox powers the wheels. You’ll have to choose the 4x2 model to get this rating. The 2022 Ram 2500 HD starts at $42,775.

2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD – 14,500 pounds

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This Silverado 2500 HD takes up the next spot with a maximum towing capacity of 18,510 pounds, but this comes with an asterisk. You’ll have to choose the regular cab, long bed model with the 6.6-liter Duramax engine and 4x2 system. This will give you a maximum towing capacity of 14,500 pounds. Now you’ll have to choose the 17-inch wheels and the available fifth-wheel/gooseneck hitch to increase the towing capacity to 18,510 pounds. The 2022 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD range starts at $38,500.

2023 GMC Sierra 2500 HD – 14,500 pounds

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As was the case with the 3500 twins, the GMC Sierra 2500 HD also needs to be spec’d like the Silverado 2500 HD to attain the same 18,510-pound tow rating. Mind you, this is with the available gooseneck hitch. The conventional trailering capacity is 14,500 pounds. This needs to be a crew cab model with the 6.6-liter, turbocharged V-8 Duramax engine that makes 445 ponies and 910 pound-feet of torque. The 2023 GMC Sierra 2500 HD range starts at $40,200.

2022 Ford F-150 – 14,000 pounds

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If you’re in the market for a non-Super Duty or non-Heavy Duty truck, then the Ford F-150 offers the best towing capacity of 14,000 pounds. This is available with the SuperCab with an eight-foot box and the SuperCrew 4x2. You’ll have to choose the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and Max Trailer Tow package to achieve this rating. The 3.5-liter, V-6 EcoBoost engine makes 400 horses and 500 pound-feet of torque. The 2022 Ford F-150 starts at $31,520.

2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 – 13,300 pounds

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The Silverado takes up the final spot on this list with a maximum conventional towing capacity of 13,300 pounds. You’ll require to choose the double cab 2WD model with the available 3.0-liter, turbo-diesel Duramax engine, or the double cab, standard bed RST 4x4 with the optional 6.2-liter V-8 engine. In both cases, you’ll also have to opt for the 20-inch wheels and max trailering package. As for the engine specs, the 3.0-liter, turbocharged inline-six diesel Duramax makes 277 horses and 460 pound-feet of torque, whereas the 6.2-liter, V-8 mill puts out 420 horses and 460 pound-feet of twist. The 2022 Chevy Silverado range starts at $34,600.

Sidd Dhimaan
Sidd Dhimaan
Managing Editor, Truck Expert, EV Expert - siddhantdhimaan@gmail.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. Fast forward to today, and he is currently serving as a managing editor, pickup truck expert, and EV expert.  Read full bio
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