All-New 2015 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity
The 2015 Ford F-150 is almost within grasp. The redesigned pickup i expected to arrive before the end of the year, and as we aren’t far off from the close of 2014, it won’t be long before we get the 2015 version of the F-150 here at Matt Ford near Kansas City. Seeing as we’re on the brink of the release date of the brand-new half-ton, Ford continues to release a slew of information about its new capabilities and we now know more on the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 towing capacity. Not surprisingly, the numbers are impressive.
The F-150 has yet to hit the market, and yet it continues to win a great deal of praise—specifically for its aluminum body that helps to reduce the overall weight of the pickup by 700 pounds. There was a lot of talk about whether or not the slimmer pickup would be able to do as much as the steel-built bodies of the past, but now that we have the official towing capacity numbers, it’s clear that the new lightweight aluminum body of the 2015 Ford F-150 will not be holding back the pickup from achieving its class-leading ratings.
According to the automaker, in a press release that just recently surfaced, when properly equipped, the 2015 Ford F-150 will be able to tow as much as 12,200 pounds and haul up to 3,300 pounds. The numbers are higher than they have ever been in the past, and with a significant increase of roughly 1,100 pounds in the towing department and 530 pounds in the hauling department, it’s clear that the F-150 is still the boss.
It is worth noting that the unrivaled towing and hauling capacities come from two different engines. As you may know if you have been following up here on the Matt Ford Blog, the F-150 will come with a total of four engine options—three six-cylinders and one V8. The segment-leading towing capacity will come from the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 which will pound out a V8-like output of 420 lb-ft of torque and as much as 365 horsepower, and the class-leading payload will be available with the 385-horsepower 5.0-liter V8.
One of the biggest takeaways here is that when the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 arrives, it will still be at the top of its class capability-wise. Chevy recently released the official numbers for their newest version of the Silverado, and according to the automaker, even when stocked to the gills, the 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 towing capacity tops out at 12,000 pounds, which is 200 pounds less than that of the Ford F-150.
In the same press release from Ford, we learned a bit more about the fuel economy ratings of the pickup, which are expected to be higher than ever before. The company has said that the ratings are projected to be in the range of at least five percent and as much as 20 percent more efficient than past models. On the lower end, that would give the Ford F-150 ratings of roughly 18 mpg in the city and a little more than 24 on the highway, and on the higher end, at 20 percent, the pickup would get 20 in the city and 27 on the highway.
We will be sure to provide you with more information on the official fuel economy ratings of the 2015 Ford F-150 as soon as they are made available. According to Ford’s press release, those EPA-estimated ratings should be arriving next month. We will have those, and hopefully an official release date at that time, and if you are looking to get all of that information, be sure to check back here on our blog or follow us on our Facebook page so that you don’t miss anything. In the meantime, be sure to check out the rest of our in-depth coverage on the 2015 Ford F-150.
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