Ford regains pickup truck towing capacity lead from Chevy

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MotorTrend has just released a comprehensive look at all things related to 2021 trucks, payload to towing capacities, gas mileage averages to bed quality.

One of the most coveted category titles is towing capacities for half-ton pick-up trucks.

According to the publication, Ford has recaptured the lead among mainstream manufacturers.

Some configurations of The 2021 Ford F-150 have a towing capacity of 14,000 pounds.
Some configurations of the 2021 Ford F-150 have a towing capacity of 14,000 pounds.

Towing capacity: Ford No.1, Chevy No. 2

Its F-150 has a maximum towing capacity of 14,000 pounds. Two-wheel drive F-150s fitted with the 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 and either SuperCab or SuperCrew can be configured to hit this maximum weight.

Four-wheel drive Ford F-150 trucks drop 100 pounds to 13,900 pounds of max towing ability.

Chevrolet’s Silverado and GMC’s Sierra can tow a maximum of 13,300 pounds with a 6.2L V-8 equipped four-wheel drive extended cab truck.

A 2021 Ram 1500 can tow up to 12,750 pounds with a 5.7L Hemi V-8 equipped Quad-Cab two-wheel drive.

Both the Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra top out in the 9,000 to 10,000 pound range.

Here’s the list for of towing capacity for 2021 half-ton pickup trucks:

Ford F-150 (two-wheel drive) 14,000 pounds;
Ford F-150 (four-wheel drive), 13,900 pounds;
Chevrolet Silverado, 13,300 pounds;
GMC Sierra, 13,300 pounds;
Ram 1500, 12,750 pounds;
Toyota Tundra, 10,200;
Nissan Titan, 9,400 pounds.

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