As an incredibly popular truck, we here at Van Isle Ford receive plenty of questions about the 2019 Ford F-150. One of the most common is about the pickup truck and its towing capacity. As you probably already know, Ford trucks are legendary for being able to pull heavy trailers without problem.

Because we are your Ford dealer in Port Alberni, BC, we know the Ford F-150 well, including just how much it can tow. Read on to learn more about this truck’s amazing capabilities.


Towing Capacity

It’s comforting to know that the 2019 Ford F-150 was created to pull some pretty big loads. That means you can get this truck and not worry about taking a camper, boat, or large trailer to a destination since it can handle the work.

You get best-in-class towing capability with the Ford F-150 at a maximum 13,200 lbs.* when the truck has the available 3.5-litre EcoBoost twin-turbo V-6 engine and necessary equipment. That outmuscles the competition, making this the truck the one you want for pulling all kinds of loads.

If you’re also concerned about payload capacity, the Ford F-150 beats out everything in its class on that as well. Thanks to weight reduction in the way the truck is constructed, it can handle 3,270 lbs. in the bed, with the 5.0-litre V-8 equipped.

Rugged Equipment

Not only can the Ford F-150 tow with the best of them, it comes with practical equipment to aid with all your duties. The best part is these features are built to last, so you can depend on them for years to come, even after hard use.

Every Ford F-150 model comes with trailer sway control, which is included in the AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control system. That means greater safety when towing at highway speeds. You can add Pro Trailer Backup assist, making it less risky to reverse while towing.



There’s also an optional dynamic hitch assist with a line-of-sight guide. It takes the guesswork out of connecting the truck to a trailer. A Smart Trailer Tow Connector alerts if there are problems with the connection between the truck and trailer, including lighting. The factory-installed trailer brake controller synchronizes the truck and trailer brakes, improving stopping performance.

Tough Performance

Of course, the 2019 Ford F-150 can do a whole lot more than just tow. This pickup truck has been designed and engineered to work in some of the toughest environments out there, ensuring you can get the job done no matter what.


Six engines are available for the Ford F-150 including a turbo diesel. Each one offers a blend of efficiency and power, so you can get any job done and not be visiting the pump too often. The EcoBoost, V-8, and diesel engines all work with a 10-speed automatic transmission. It has been designed for better acceleration.

Now that you know more about what the 2019 Ford F-150 can do, it’s a great time to try out the truck for yourself. Contact Van Isle Ford to schedule your test drive.

*Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab, 8’ box, 5.0L 4×2, Heavy Duty Payload Pkg. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.