The F-150 comes with wide bandwidth of towing ratings to cater to all types of customers

The Ford F-Series has been dominating the truck segment for over four decades in the U.S. The Ford F-150 accounts for over 70-percent of the F-Series’ sales, and that’s mainly because it caters to a diverse set of people. The F-150 comes with a host of different engines, with each of them offering a different towing and payload rating, among other things. Depending on your requirement, you can choose any of the six trims on offer currently starting from $28,495 and climbing to as much as $67,485.

2018 Ford F-150 Horsepower and Torque

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The 3.3-liter, V-6 engine makes 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. The torque amount is the least amongst all the engines available. All the engines mate to a ten-speed automatic transmission except for this mill which is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The other non-EcoBoost V-6 engine in the lineup is the 3.0-liter, PowerStroke mill that makes 250 horses, the least in the lineup. The 3.5-liter, V-6 EcoBoost is available in two different states of tune, with the powerful one making 450 horses and 510 pound-feet of torque. This is the most powerful engine that Ford has to offer in the F-150. The soon-to-be-retired 5.0-liter, V-8 engine makes 395 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

2018 Ford F-150: Horsepower & Torque
Engine Horsepower Torque
3.3L Ti-VCT V6 290 HP 265 lb.-ft.
2.7L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6 325 HP 400 lb.-ft.
3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V6 250 HP 440 lb.-ft.
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 395 HP 400 lb.-ft.
3.5L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6 375 HP 470 lb.-ft.
H.O. EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6 450 HP 510 lb.-ft.

What is the Towing and Payload Capacity of the 2018 Ford F-150?

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The F-150 equipped with the 3.3-liter V-6 has a payload capacity of 1,990 pounds but can tow as much as 7.700 pounds. The 3.5-liter, EcoBoost can tow 8,000 pounds and carry only 1,200 pounds. So, this is not the engine you should be looking for if you intend to use the truck for a lot of lifting and towing. The 2.7-liter EcoBoost comes with a towing and payload rating of 9,000 and 2,470 pounds respectively. The heavyweight of the lot is the 3.5-liter, EcoBoost mill in the higher state of tune that can tow 13,200 pounds and haul 3,230 pounds. The V-8 mill offers the best payload rating of 3,270 pounds and second-best tow rating of 11,600 pounds.

2018 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity Chart
Engine 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel 3.3L TI-VCT V6 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 3.5L EcoBoost® H.O V6 5.0L TI-VCT V8
Horsepower 325 HP 250 HP 290 HP 375 HP 450 HP 395 HP
Torque 400 lb.-ft. 440 lb.-ft. 265 lb.-ft 470 lb.-ft. 510 lb.-ft. 400 lb.-ft.
Max Payload 2,470 lbs. 1,940 lbs. 1,990 lbs 3,230 lbs. 1,200 lbs. 3,270 lbs.
Max Towing 9,000 lbs. 11,500 lbs. 7,700 lbs. 13,200 lbs. 8,000 11,600 lbs.

Fuel Efficiency of the 2018 Ford F-150

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The fuel-efficiency for the smallest engine in the lineup is 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on highways. The 3.0-liter, V-6 is the most-efficient F-150, offering an economy of 23 and 30 mpg in the city and highway respectively. The 3.3-liter V-6 delivers 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highways. As for the 3.5-liter, EcoBoost twins, they deliver 18 and 15 mpg in the city, and 18 and 25 mpg on the highways respectively. The only V-8 mill returns the second-worst figures with 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

2018 Ford F-150: Efficiency
Engine City MPG* Highway MPG*
3.3L Ti-VCT V6 19 MPG 25 MPG
2.7L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6 20 MPG 26 MPG
3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V6 23 MPG 30 MPG
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 17 MPG 23 MPG
3.5L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6 18 MPG 25 MPG
H.O. EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6 15 MPG 18 MPG

2018 Ford F-150 Trim Availability

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The Ford F-150 is available in six trims – XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. The 2.7-liter, EcoBoost mill can be had on the XL, XLT, and Lariat trims. The 3.3-liter engine is available only for the two base trims. The 3.0-liter, PowerStroke V-6 is the popular mid-trim choice as it’s available on Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trims. The 3.5-liter, EcoBoost is the less-powerful spec is offered on all the trims except the Limited. The same mill in the higher state of tune is available only on the top Limited trim as well as the off-road Raptor. Finally, the 5.0-liter, V-8 mill is optional on all the six trims that Ford has to offer on the F-150.

Trim Availability
Engine Trim Availability
3.3L Ti-VCT XL, XLT
2.7L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6 XL, XLT, Lariat
3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V6 Lariat, King Ranch®, Platinum
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch®, Platinum, Limited
3.5L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6 XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch®, Platinum
H.O. EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6 Raptor, Limited
Sidd Dhimaan
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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. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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