2024 Ford F-150 Cargo Capacity and Towing Capacity: What You Need to Know | Taza Khabre

Key findings

  • The 2024 Ford F-150 has a variety of powertrain options, including a powerful hybrid, and can tow up to 13,500 pounds when properly equipped with the entry-level 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine.
  • The Ford F-150 outperforms key competitors in terms of towing capacity, payload and affordability, making it an impressive option in the competitive full-size pickup segment.
  • Ford F-150 EcoBoost models are the most powerful, with the hybrid V6 offering the most power and torque, while the Raptor variant has less towing capacity than the standard models. Optional aftermarket accessories can enhance the F-150’s functionality for towing and hauling needs.

2024 year Ford F-150 is the latest in a long and illustrious history of Ford’s iconic F-Series pickup trucks, which date back to the late 1940s. A number of different powertrains are available for this latest version of the Ford F-150, from a traditional V8 engine to a more powerful hybrid option. When properly equipped, the entry-level 2.7-liter EcoBoost F-150 can tow an impressive 13,500 pounds.

For owners looking to maximize their towing and hauling capabilities pickup trucks, Ford also offers a number of super useful options, all of which will be discussed below. What’s more, we’ll also look at how the Ford F-150’s towing capacity and cargo capacity compare to other full-size models on the market in 2024.


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The 2024 Ford F-150 can tow up to 13,500 pounds

There are two main transmission options available for the 2024 Ford F-150, and your choice will directly affect your truck’s towing capabilities. The entry-level choice is the twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 that’s standard on all models. For a more modern approach, the F-150 can also be equipped with a hybrid V6 called “PowerBoost.” Although this reduces towing capacity slightly, the maximum payload remains the same and also provides a healthy dose of extra power.

The Ford F-150 Raptor can only tow a maximum of 8,200 pounds, so while it will appeal to those looking for a heavy-duty truck, it doesn’t deliver as much as the standard F-150. For this reason, it has been excluded from the comparisons below.

2024 Ford F-150 Cargo Capacity and Towing Capability


Maximum load capacity

Maximum towing capacity

2024 Ford F-150 PowerBoost V6

2455 lbs

12,700 lbs

2024 Ford F-150 EcoBoost V6

2455 lbs

13,500 lbs

No matter which spec you choose, payload is an impressive 2,455 pounds, surprisingly down from the 2023 model’s industry-best 3,315 pounds. However, with the Max Towing Package, EcoBoost models can tow a maximum of 13,500 pounds, while the hybrid equivalent isn’t too far behind at 12,700 pounds. There’s plenty of room on board, too, thanks to the 8-foot bed option.

The Ford F-150 can tow more than its key competitors

The full-size pickup segment is incredibly competitive, and in 2024 there will be a whole host of American pickups available as alternatives to the F-150. All the models compared have a rich history and will make excellent companions for towing and transport. However, nothing can match the impressive capabilities of the F-150. Additionally, the 2024 Ford F-150 will start at just $36,570, making it one of the cheapest full-size options this year.

All options below are shown at the lowest starting prices, but additional towing packages may need to be purchased to match the maximum capabilities shown.

Full-size pickup Truck capacity and towing capabilities


Maximum load capacity

Maximum towing capacity

Maximum bed length

Starting price

2024 Ford F-150

2455 lbs

13,500 lbs


36,570 USD

2024 Ram 1500

2300 lbs

12,750 lbs

6 feet 4 inches

38,555 USD

2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2260 lbs

13300 lbs


36,300 USD

2024 GMC Sierra 1500

2240 lbs

13,200 lbs

8 feet 2 inches


How the 2024 Ford F-150 stacks up against the competition

  • The Silverado and Sierra 1500 are close competition for the Ford F-150 and come close to its 13,500-pound towing capacity
  • Only the Chevrolet Silverado is available for less than the F-150, but only at a nominal $270
  • The GMC Sierra 1500 boasts 2 inches of extra bed length compared to the F-150 and Silverado


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EcoBoost models are the most powerful

2024 Ford F-150 carrying a motorcycle

Ford is keen to stay true to its traditional routes, so a 5.0-liter V8 is available as an option for the 2024 F-150. While it is indeed more powerful than the twin-turbo V6, maximum towing capacity is 500 pounds lower.

For even more power, the V6 PowerBoost hybrid is the obvious choice, boasting 30 more horsepower than the V8 and 105 more than the entry-level V6. For reference, the Ford F-150 Raptor makes 450 horsepower from a turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, while the Raptor R makes a monstrous 700 horsepower from a 5.2-liter supercharged V8.

Torque is just as important, if not more, when it comes to towing, so potential buyers should be happy to see that all variants produce a minimum of 400 lb-ft. These impressive torque figures will be especially useful when lifting heavy loads uphill or when fully loaded, for example.

2024 Ford F-150 Transmission Comparison for Payload and Towing Capability


Maximum load capacity

Maximum towing capacity

Engine characteristics

2024 Ford F-150 2.7L Twin Turbo V6

2455 lbs

13,500 lbs

325 horsepower 400 lb.-ft

2024 Ford F-150 5.0L V8

2455 lbs

13,000 lbs

400 horsepower 410 lb.-ft

2024 Ford F-150 3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid V6

2455 lbs

12,700 lbs

430 horsepower 570 lb.-ft

EcoBoost models alone can tow more than 13,000 pounds

  • The F-150 can offer a maximum payload of 2,455 pounds when equipped with any of the three powertrains listed above.
  • Only the EcoBoost V6 models are capable of towing a maximum of 13,500 pounds
  • Ford’s PowerBoost hybrid V6 is the most powerful other than the Raptor, with 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque.

These factory options will make towing and hauling a breeze

The 2024 Ford F-150 is impressively equipped from the factory, especially on higher trims like the Platinum, which is available with the powerful V6 PowerBoost hybrid. Still, for those looking to get the most out of their F-150’s towing and hauling capabilities, Ford offers numerous smart options and upgrades.

Perhaps one of the most impressive features Ford Pro-Access tailgate. This design allows owners to either lower the tailgate in the traditional way or swing it open; this is especially useful as you no longer have to reach through the lowered tailgate. What’s more, with the rear seats folded down, a flat floor opens up. Not only is it the perfect place to conveniently store more cargo, but it’s also a great place to store valuables without the risk of them disappearing from the open bed.

What you need to know about additional upgrades for towing and cargo transportation

  • The Pro-Access tailgate has the same load capacity and structural integrity as a standard tailgate
  • A luggage compartment with a flat floor with folded seats provides easy storage of valuables; there is even an option also for a storage box under the seat
  • Smart Hitch technology distributes the weight of the trailer safely and sets the correct suspension height to fit trailers more easily


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How optional accessories can enhance your F-150

2024 Ford F-150 Hinged Bed Cover

Despite the many great additions available directly through Ford, there’s always room for improvement, so these aftermarket additions should also be considered when you’re looking to maximize the capabilities of your 2024 F-150. To clarify, none of these modifications will improve factory horsepower, so you won’t be able to tow or tow more.

But what they excel at is simply making your life easier. For example, if you constantly carry expensive tools in your Ford truck, then a lockable bed cover would be appropriate, as it increases the protection of your valuables. The hitch also makes sense if you’re constantly getting in and out of bed, and it reduces the chance of damaging the bumper if you’re no longer using it to climb into the back.

Additional components to assist owners when towing and loading

  • A lockable cover keeps prying eyes away from the contents of your bed
  • Cargo ramps are ideal for lifting bikes onto the bed and reducing any heavy lifting
  • Installing a hitch step will improve ease of access, though the Max Towing Package includes a reinforced rear bumper that may negate the need for an aftermarket step.

Sources: Ford

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