2015 Ford F-150 Tow Ratings Announced

Oh, how you've been waiting to hear this! The Blue Oval has finally released official tow ratings for the most capable, most advanced and most fuel efficient light-duty pickup truck it has ever manufactured.
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According to official figures released by the American automaker, the 2015 Ford F-150 can tow 1,110 lbs more than its 2014 model year predecessor, and haul up to 530 pounds more than the 2014 F-150 thanks to the military grade aluminum alloy that shaved off roughly 700 pounds over the 2014 model year.

In addition to the extra rigidity and weight loss, Ford has provided a versatile engine lineup as well to hike those towing and hauling figures. No, a turbo diesel isn't available (yet!), but you've got a choice of four mills, among which the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 is the best because it enables the new F-150 to tow a hefty 12,200 pounds in addition to a 3,180 lbs payload.

What about the big 5-liter V8 lump?

In comparison, the 5-liter V8-powered 2015 F-150 is able to tow 11,100 pounds, but boasts with 3,300 lbs in terms of payload, slightly better than the 3.5-liter turbocharged V6. Although official EPA fuel economy figures are slated to arrive this November, the Blue Oval announced it's expecting an improvement between 5 and up to 20 percent across the available four-powerplant lineup.

As a reminder, the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 will arrive in North American showrooms late this year, offering the same old specifications as its predecessor: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and the luxurious Platinum. While the base model starts from $25,420, the range-topping Platinum model will set you back at least $50,960. For further info on each specification, check out the Ford F-150 configurator tool.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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