The redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 has even stronger capabilities to take on fierce competition from the likes of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra and GMC Sierra 1500. Towing and payload capacities have risen with the latest F-150, up to a class-leading 14,000-pound maximum (class-leading at the time of publication, anyway). A full-hybrid powertrain also joins an already extensive lineup of engines. But how do you unlock the best towing capabilities for each motor? And let’s not forget the myriad ways an F-150 customer can mix and match cabin size, cargo beds and towing option packages. Relax, because this handy guide breaks down everything you need to know about the towing capacity of every variation of the 2021 Ford F-150.
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The 2021 Ford F-150’s headline-grabbing 14,000-pound maximum tow rating doesn’t require a degree in rocket science to understand, though it does require careful reading of the full-size Ford F-150’s towing selector. There are three cabin choices: regular, SuperCab (extended cab) and SuperCrew (crew cab). The regular cab is the workhorse version and has seating for three people. The SuperCrew and SuperCab are roomier, offering seating for up to six people. There are also three sizes of cargo beds: 5.5, 6.5 and 8 feet.