If you’ve got a 2020 F150 then you need to know its towing capacity before pulling or hauling anything with it.

Towing heavy trailers weighing greater than the max 2020 F150 towing capacity may damage your truck engine and it’s equally important for towing safety. Now, what is the 2020 Ford F150 Towing Capacity?

The 2020 F150 Towing Capacity ranges between 5,000 – 13,200 lbs. (2,268 – 5,987 kg) for all 2020 F150s automatic transmission engines. It mainly depends on your truck configuration (the trim level, engine type, axle ratio, drivetrains, etc.

The following table will show you the 2020 Ford F150 towing capacity, payload capacity, power, and torque by each engine type.

EnginePower (HP @ rpm)Torque @ rpmMax Towing CapacityMax Payload Capacity
3.3L Ti-VCT V6290 @ 6,500265 lb.-ft. @ 4,0007,700 lbs.1,990 lbs.
2.7L EcoBoost V6325 @ 5,000400 lb.-ft. @ 2,7509,000 lbs.2,470 lbs.
3.5L EcoBoost V6375 @ 5,000470 lb.-ft. @ 3,50013,200 lbs.3,230 lbs.
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 395 @ 5,750400 lb.-ft. @ 4,50011,500 lbs.3,270 lbs.
3.5L Turbo Diesel V6250 @ 3,250440 lb.-ft. @ 1,75011,500 lbs.2,020 lbs.
3.5L EcoBoost H.O. V6450 @ 5,000510 lb.-ft. @ 3,5008,000 – 11,100 lbs.1,200 – 1,520 lbs.
2020 Ford F150 Towing and Payload Capacity by Engine

Towing and payload capacities, shown in the above table, are the maximum capacities that can be achieved if your truck has one of these engine types. Some other factors must be considered while calculating the actual towing capacity of your specific 2020 F-150 configuration.

Stay with me to understand these factors and calculate the towing capacity of your truck.

Ford says that for all 2020 F150 trim levels and configurations, the trailer weight must not exceed 5,000 lbs when towing with or by bumper only.

For trailer weights exceeding 5,000 lbs., your truck must be equipped with either Trailer Towing Package or Max Trailer Towing Package and a proper weight distribution hitch.

Here I’ve collected all the 2020 Ford F150 towing and payload capacity information from the official 2020 Ford RV Trailer Towing Guide and 2020 Ford F150 Towing Guide after deep research.

Trim Levels

There are 8 different Trim Levels in this 2020 Ford model, as listed below:

Trim LevelStandard EngineMax Towing CapacityMax Payload Capacity
XL3.3L Ti-VCT V67,700 lbs.1,990 lbs.
XLT3.3L Ti-VCT V67,700 lbs.1,990 lbs.
LARIAT2.7L EcoBoost V69,000 lbs.2,470 lbs.
King Ranch5.0L Ti-VCT V8 11,500 lbs.3,270 lbs.
Platinum5.0L Ti-VCT V8 11,500 lbs.3,270 lbs.
Limited3.5L EcoBoost H.O. V611,100 lbs.1,520 lbs.
Raptor3.5L EcoBoost H.O. V68,000 lbs.1,200 lbs.
2020 Ford F150 Trim Levels with Towing and Payload Capacity by Engine

Along with the difference in the prices and appearance, these trims may also differ in specs and configurations, such as cab sizes, bed lengths, GVWR, axle ratio, and engine sizes. So, the different trim configurations of your truck may result in various payload capacities, towing capacities, and tow packages. 

The Raptor trim with 3.5L EcoBoost High-Output V6 has a max towing capacity of 8,000 lbs and a max payload capacity of 1,200 lbs. While the Limited trim with 3.5L EcoBoost High-Output V6 has a max towing capacity of 11,100 lbs and a max payload capacity of 1,520 lbs.

Towing Capacity by Engine Type

Now we’ve all the truck information to read and understand the towing capacity charts.

Let’s look into the towing capacities of each of the 6 engine options in the 2020 F150.

EngineMax Towing CapacityMax Payload Capacity
3.3L Ti-VCT V67,700 lbs.1,990 lbs.
2.7L EcoBoost V69,000 lbs.2,470 lbs.
3.5L EcoBoost V613,200 lbs.3,230 lbs.
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 11,500 lbs.3,270 lbs.
3.5L Turbo Diesel V611,500 lbs.2,020 lbs.
3.5L EcoBoost H.O. V68,000 – 11,100 lbs.1,200 – 1,520 lbs.
2020 Ford F150 Towing and Payload Capacity by Engine

3.3L Ti-VCT V6 Towing Capacity

The towing capacity of the 2020 F150 with 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 automatic transmission engine ranges between 5,000 – 7,700 lbs. when properly equipped with Tow Packages or Max Tow Packages.

The 3.3L V6 engine delivers a power of 290 @ 6,500 rpm and a torque of 265 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm and has a maximum payload capacity of 1,990 lbs.

EngineAxle RatioGVWR (lbs.)122.4″ WB 4×2 (lbs.)122.4″ WB 4×4 (lbs.)141.1″ WB 4×2 (lbs.)141.1″ WB 4×4 (lbs.)
3.3L Ti-VCT V63.559,5005,100
3.3L Ti-VCT V63.559,6005,000
3.3L Ti-VCT V63.559,7005000
3.3L Ti-VCT V63.7312,1007,700
3.3L Ti-VCT V63.7312,2007,5007,6007,400
3.3L Ti-VCT V63.559,8005,000
3.3L Ti-VCT V63.7312,5007,400
3.3L Ti-VCT V63.7312,2007,400
3.3L Ti-VCT V63.559,9005,000
3.3L Ti-VCT V63.7312,3007,400
3.3L Ti-VCT V63.7312,6007,400
2020 Ford F150 Conventional Trailer Towing Chart with a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine

Conventional Trailer Towing Chart

2020 Ford F150 Conventional Trailer Towing Chart with a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine

5th-Wheel Trailer Towing Chart

2020 Ford F150 5th-Wheel Towing with a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine

2.7L EcoBoost V6 Towing Capacity

The towing capacity of the 2020 F150 with 2.7L EcoBoost V6 automatic transmission engine ranges between 7,500 – 9,000 lbs. when properly equipped with Tow Packages or Max Tow Packages.

The 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine delivers a power of 325 @ 5,000 rpm and a torque of 400 lb.-ft. @ 2,750 rpm and has a maximum payload capacity of 2,470 lbs.

EngineAxle RatioGVWR (lbs.)122.4″ WB 4×2 (lbs.)122.4″ WB 4×4 (lbs.)141.1″ WB 4×2 (lbs.)141.1″ WB 4×4 (lbs.)
2.7L EcoBoost V63.5512,3007,600
2.7L EcoBoost V63.5512,5007,600
2.7L EcoBoost V63.5512,6007,600
2.7L EcoBoost V63.7313,3008,4008,300
2.7L EcoBoost V63.7313,1008,500
2.7L EcoBoost V63.7313,2008,500
2.7L EcoBoost V63.5512,6007,7007,500
2.7L EcoBoost V63.5512,8007,600
2.7L EcoBoost V63.7313,3008,4008,1008,200
2.7L EcoBoost V63.5512,7007,7007,600
2.7L EcoBoost V63.5512,9007,600
2.7L EcoBoost V63.7313,3008,2008,0008,200
2.7L EcoBoost V63.5512,2007,600
2020 Ford F150 Conventional Trailer Towing Chart with a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine

Conventional Trailer Towing Chart

2020 Ford F150 Conventional Trailer Towing Chart with a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine

5th-Wheel Trailer Towing Chart

2020 Ford F150 5th-Wheel Towing Chart with a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine

3.5L EcoBoost V6 Towing Capacity

The towing capacity of the 2020 F150 with a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 automatic transmission engine ranges between 10,600 – 13,200 lbs. when properly equipped with Tow Packages.

The 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine delivers a power of 375 @ 5,000 rpm and a torque of 470 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm and has a maximum payload capacity of 3,230 lbs.

This engine is the most powerful engine and has a max 13,200 lbs towing capacity.

EngineAxle RatioGVWR (lbs.)122.4″ WB 4×2 (lbs.)122.4″ WB 4×4 (lbs.)141.1″ WB 4×2 (lbs.)141.1″ WB 4×4 (lbs.)
3.5L EcoBoost V63.1515,50010,700
3.5L EcoBoost V63.1515,80010,700
3.5L EcoBoost V63.5517,00012,100
3.5L EcoBoost V63.5517,10 200012,000
3.5L EcoBoost V63.1515,80010,700
3.5L EcoBoost V63.1515,90010,700
3.5L EcoBoost V63.3116,00010,700
3.5L EcoBoost V63.3116,20010,700
3.5L EcoBoost V63.5517,10 200012,00011,80011,90011,600
3.5L EcoBoost V63.1515,80010,600
3.5L EcoBoost V63.1515,90010,700
3.5L EcoBoost V63.3116,10010,700
3.5L EcoBoost V63.5516,10010,700
3.5L EcoBoost V63.5518,40013,000
3.5L EcoBoost V63.5517,90012,700
3.5L EcoBoost V63.5518,10012,700
3.5L EcoBoost V63.5518,40013,200
2020 Ford F150 Conventional Trailer Towing Chart with a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine

Conventional Trailer Towing Chart

2020 Ford F150 Conventional Trailer Towing Chart with a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine

5th-Wheel Trailer Towing Chart

2020 Ford F150 5th-Wheel Towing Chart with a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine

The trailer weight must not exceed 7,000 lbs (3,175 kg) with only the Class IV hitch (53B), without the Trailer Tow Package (53A).

As you can see, that max towing capacity of 13,200 lbs. can be achieved on SuperCab 8ft. 4×2 drivetrain and SuperCrew 4×2 configurations with 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine and truck will require Max Trailer Tow Package (53C) with a Class IV hitch installed.

3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel Towing Capacity

The towing capacity of the 2020 F150 with a 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel automatic transmission engine ranges between 10,100 – 11,400 lbs. when properly equipped with Tow Packages.

The 3.0L Turbo Diesel V6 engine delivers a power of 250 @ 3,250 rpm and a torque of 440 lb.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm and has a maximum payload capacity of 2,020 lbs.

EngineAxle RatioGVWR (lbs.)122.4″ WB 4×2 (lbs.)122.4″ WB 4×4 (lbs.)141.1″ WB 4×2 (lbs.)141.1″ WB 4×4 (lbs.)
3.0L Power Stroke V63.3115,70010,100
3.0L Power Stroke V63.31/3.5515,90010,100
3.0L Power Stroke V63.5517,10011,40011,100
3.0L Power Stroke V63.3115,80010,20010,100
3.0L Power Stroke V63.31/3.5516,00010,100
3.0L Power Stroke V63.31/3.5516,10010,100
3.0L Power Stroke V63.5517,10011,10010,70011,40011,000
2020 Ford F150 towing capacity Chart for Conventional Trailer Towing with a 3.5L Turbo Diesel V6 engine

Conventional Trailer Towing Chart

2020 Ford F150 towing capacity Chart for Conventional Trailer Towing with a 3.5L Turbo Diesel V6 engine

5th-Wheel Trailer Towing Chart

2020 Ford F150 towing capacity Chart for 5th-Wheel Trailer Towing with a 3.5L Turbo Diesel V6 engine
Details Chart

5.0L Ti-VCT V8 Towing Capacity

The towing capacity of the 2020 F150 with a 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 automatic transmission engine ranges between 8,300 – 11,500 lbs. when properly equipped with Tow Packages.

The 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine delivers a power of 395 @ 5,750 rpm and a torque of 400 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm and has a maximum payload capacity of 1,445 lbs.

EngineAxle RatioGVWR (lbs.)122.4″ WB 4×2 (lbs.)122.4″ WB 4×4 (lbs.)141.1″ WB 4×2 (lbs.)141.1″ WB 4×4 (lbs.)
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.15/3.3113,0008,300
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.15/3.3113,2008,300
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.15/3.3113,9009,100
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.15/3.3114,1009,100
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.5513,8009,100
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.5514,90010,100
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.7314,6009,700
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.7316,20011,100
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.15/3.3114,2009,200
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.3114,3009,1009,200
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.3114,4009,000
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.5514,4009,100
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.5514,5009,100
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.5515,20010,200
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.5515,30010,200
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.7316,60011,200
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.7316,50011,300
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.15/3.3114,2009,2009,100
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.3114,3009,000
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.5514,4009,100
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.5514,5009,100
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.5515,20010,20010,100
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.7316,20010,900
5.0L Ti-VCT V83.7316,90011,600
2020 Ford F150 Conventional Trailer Towing Chart with a 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine

Conventional Trailer Towing Chart

2020 Ford F150 Conventional Trailer Towing Chart with a 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine

5th-Wheel Trailer Towing Chart

2020 Ford F150 5th-Wheel Towing Chart with a 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine

H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost V6 (Limited) Towing Capacity

The towing capacity of the 2020 F150 with 3.5L Turbo Diesel V6 automatic transmission engine ranges between 9,300 – 11,100 lbs when properly equipped with Tow Packages.

The 3.5L EcoBoost High Output V6 engine delivers a power of 450 @ 5,000 rpm and a torque of 510 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm and has a maximum payload capacity of 1,200 – 1,520 lbs.

Conventional Trailer Towing Chart

EngineAxle RatioGVWR (lbs.)122.4″ WB 4×2 (lbs.)122.4″ WB 4×4 (lbs.)141.1″ WB 4×2 (lbs.)141.1″ WB 4×4 (lbs.)
H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost V6 (Limited)3.5516,70011,1009,300
2020 Ford F150 Conventional Trailer Towing Chart with a H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost V6 (Limited) V6 engine

2020 F150 Maximum Payload Capacity

5.0 V8 Regular Cab with 141.1″ WB 4×2 configuration has the max payload capacity and requires a Heavy-duty Payload Package with 18 inches wheels.

REGULAR CAB

REGULAR CABGVWR (lbs.)122.4″ WB 4×2122.4″ WB 4×4141.1″ WB 4×2141.1″ WB 4×4
2.7L EcoBoost V66,0701,860 lbs
2.7L EcoBoost V66,2101,730 lbs
2.7L EcoBoost V66,2201,910 lbs
2.7L EcoBoost V66,5001,910 lbs
2.7L EcoBoost V66,9002,470* lbs
2.7L EcoBoost V66,8002,110* lbs
3.3L Ti-VCT V66,1001,990 lbs
3.3L Ti-VCT V66,1201,740 lbs
3.3L Ti-VCT V66,1701,950 lbs
3.3L Ti-VCT V66,3901,920 lbs
3.5L EcoBoost V67,0502,610 lbs2,350 lbs
3.5L EcoBoost V67,6003,000** lbs2,780** lbs
3.5L EcoBoost V67,8503,230** lbs3,000** lbs
5.0L Ti-VCT V86,2001,900 lbs
5.0L Ti-VCT V86,4001,830 lbs
5.0L Ti-VCT V86,7502,340 lbs
5.0L Ti-VCT V86,9502,290 lbs
5.0L Ti-VCT V87,6003,040** lbs2,810** lbs
5.0L Ti-VCT V87,8503,270** lbs3,040** lbs
2020 Ford F150 REGULAR CAB Maximum Payload Capacity by engine type

* these 2020 F150 Trucks configurations require 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Payload Package.

** these 2020 F150 Trucks configurations require a Heavy-duty Payload Package with 18 inches wheels.

SUPERCAB

SUPERCABGVWR (lbs.)145.0″ WB 4×2145.0″ WB 4×4163.7″ WB 4×2163.7″ WB 4×4
2.7L EcoBoost V66,4001,860 lbs
2.7L EcoBoost V66,5001,640 lbs1,800 lbs
2.7L EcoBoost V66,7502,120* lbs
2.7L EcoBoost V66,9002,170* lbs
2.7L EcoBoost V67,0002,110* lbs
3.3L Ti-VCT V66,3001,840 lbs
3.3L Ti-VCT V66,5001,780 lbs
3.5L EcoBoost V66,9002,260 lbs
3.5L EcoBoost V67,0 5 02,150 lbs2,250 lbs1,980 lbs
3.5L EcoBoost V67,6002,710**2,470** lbs
3.5L EcoBoost V67, 8 5 02,950** lbs2,700** lbs
5.0L Ti-VCT V86,9002,320 lbs
5.0L Ti-VCT V87,0 5 02,200 lbs
5.0L Ti-VCT V87,0002,290 lbs2,020 lbs
5.0L Ti-VCT V87,6002,740** lbs2,500** lbs
5.0L Ti-VCT V87, 8 5 02,980** lbs2,730** lbs
3.0L Power Stroke V67,0 5 01,940 lbs1,760 lbs
2020 F150 SUPERCAB Payload Capacity Chart

* these 2020 F150 Trucks configurations require 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Payload Package.

** these 2020 F150 Trucks configurations require a Heavy-duty Payload Package with 18 inches wheels.

SUPERCREW

SUPERCREWGVWR (lbs.)145.0″ WB 4×2145.0″ WB 4×4156.8″ WB 4×2156.8″ WB 4×4
2.7L EcoBoost V66,3601,710 lbs
2.7L EcoBoost V66,5001,820 lbs
2.7L EcoBoost V66,6001,690 lbs
2.7L EcoBoost V66,6501,940* lbs
2.7L EcoBoost V66,8002,060* lbs
2.7L EcoBoost V66,9001,950* lbs
3.3L Ti-VCT V66,2801,700 lbs
3.3L Ti-VCT V66,5001,680 lbs
3.5L EcoBoost V66,7502,040 lbs
3.5L EcoBoost V67,0002,030 lbs2,240 lbs
3.5L EcoBoost V67,0502,030 lbs
3.5L EcoBoost V67,6002,630** lbs2,390** lbs
3.5L EcoBoost V67,8502,870** lbs2,620** lbs
5.0L Ti-VCT V86,8002,140 lbs
5.0L Ti-VCT V86,9502,260 lbs
5.0L Ti-VCT V87,0002,080 lbs
5.0L Ti-VCT V87,0 5 02,080 lbs
5.0L Ti-VCT V87,6002,660** lbs2,410** lbs
5.0L Ti-VCT V87,8502,890** lbs2,640** lbs
3.0L Power Stroke® V67,0501,900 lbs1,720 lbs1,860 lbs
3.0L Power Stroke V67,1001,720 lbs
H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost V6 (Limited)6,7501, 520 lbs1,270 lbs
2020 F150 SUPERCREW Payload Capacity Chart

* these 2020 F150 Trucks configurations require 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Payload Package.

** these 2020 F150 Trucks configurations require a Heavy-duty Payload Package with 18 inches wheels.

More Information from Charts

Axle Ratio Codes

You can find the Axle Ratio of your 2020 F150 tuck by checking through Safety Compliance Certification Label (Door Jamb Label) or VIN decoder. This is a 2-digit code written with the word AXLE. 

If you don’t find it, then use this table and chart to find the corresponding axle ratio code of the truck.

EngineAxle Ratio Codes
3.3L Ti-VCT V63.55 – 3.73
2.7L EcoBoost V63.15 – 3.55 – 3.73
3.5L EcoBoost V63.31 – 3.55 – 3.73
3.5L PowerBoost Full Hybrid V63.55 – 3.73
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 3.15 – 3.31 – 3.73
3.5L Turbo Diesel V63.31 – 3.55
2020 Ford F-150 Axle Ratio Codes

Rear Step Bumper vs. Hitch Receiver

The 2020 F150 Pickup rear step bumper can tow a maximum of 5,000 lbs weight-carrying Trailers with a maximum tongue load of 500 lbs. You must not exceed this limit when towing with a bumper only.

To tow greater loads, your truck will require a particular hitch receiver (Class III or Class IV) and weight-distributing hitches.

2020 Ford F150 Rear Step Bumper vs. Hitch Receiver Chart

Frontal Area Considerations

The frontal area can also affect the towing capacity of the 2020 F150 truck.

Frontal Area Consideration/Limitation refers to the total area from the front of the vehicle and the trailer exposed to air resistance while moving. The area is measured in square feet. For the 2020 F150 Frontal Area Limitations/Considerations are given in this chart:

2020 Ford F150 Frontal Area Consideration Chart

Max Cargo Weight with Slide-in Camper Chart

You can add a slide-in camper to your 2020 F150 Truck only if it has 3.5L EcoBoost V6 or 5.0 V8 engine equipped with a Heavy-Duty Payload Package. You should consider the information given in the below chart if you want to add a slide-in camper to your truck.

2020 Ford F150 Slide-in Camper Max Cargo Weight Chart

Useful Resources

Conclusion

The max towing capacity of the 2020 Ford F-150 is between 5,000 – 13,200 lbs. I’ve done deep research to find out and broken down as much information as possible within this article and made it an easy 2020 F150 towing capacity guide using charts, tables, and helpful resources, and recommended the best towing equipment.

You should always determine towing capacity and choose the necessary equipment considering the truck configuration and after contacting your local dealer.

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