Ford has been the undisputed leader in towing for over 10 years. Thanks to Ford’s engineering, efficiency and innovating design, the F-Series and Super Duty are the most capable towing vehicles on the market today.
If you want to be the best then you need to drive the best, and Kentwood Ford has the biggest (and best) selection of towing trucks in Edmonton. Come in today and experience the legendary Ford towing capacity everyone is talking about.
2017 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty Payload and Towing Capacity
The Ford F-150 and Super Duty boast the biggest payload and towing capacities of any other truck you can buy.
By using high-strength aluminum alloys, all-new performance engines that deliver best-in-class torque for both the F-Series (470 lb.-ft.) and Super Duty (430 lb.-ft.), and class-exclusive towing technologies, there is no vehicle better designed for towing than a Ford truck.
When equipped with the 2nd-generation 3.5L EcoBoost engine and Max. Trailer Tow Package, the F-150 gives drivers an all-powerful towing capacity of 12,200 lbs. That’s a class-leading number, besting rivals like the 2017 Ram 1500 (10,640 lb.) and the 2017 Toyota Tundra (10,500 lb.). In fact, not only can the F-Series tow more, it’s also puts out more torque than any other truck in the segment, 470 pound-feet of it to be exact.
2017 Super Duty
The Super Duty is the strongest towing truck on the road, period. The entire Super Duty lineup’s maximum gross combined weight rating for truck and trailer sits at a class-leading 41,800 lbs. Thanks to Ford’s 6.7L Power Stroke®Turbo Diesel engine, the Super Duty F-450 offers best-in-class towing at a staggering 32,500 lbs. while the F-350 DRW gives drivers best-in-class 5th-wheel towing at 27,500 lbs.
Towing with a 2017 Ford F-150
The Ford F-150 has been Canada’s bestselling truck for over 50 years. Not only does the 2017 F-150 boast a best-in-class towing capacity of 12,200 lbs. it leads its class in payload capacity (3,270 lbs.) as well.
What makes the 2017 Ford F-150 the best towing vehicle in its class, though, is the technology. When you drive an F-150, you’re outfitted with every tool necessary to get the towing job done.
New for 2017 is Ford’s available 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. It features a tow/haul mode specifically designed for when your truck is heavily loaded. It helps drivers maintain a constant speed when driving up a steep incline.
Features like an available integrated trailer brake controller, trailer tow mirrors and a 360-degree camera system that gives owners a view of all four sides of the vehicle are just some of the ways Ford’s technology bests the competition. You won’t find another truck as capable as the F-150.
The 2017 Ford F-150 is available in six trims: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. And with countless standard and optional features, all designed with towing in mind, you can design your F-150 to meet every need imaginable. And then some.
New for 2017
- All-new, 2nd-generation 3.5L EcoBoost engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology
- All-new 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with tow/haul and Sport modes
- SYNC Connect F-150 STX5 returns BLIS® with trailer coverage and cross-traffic alert, SiriusXM satellite radio
- High-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body and cargo box
- 360-degree camera with Split-view Display
- Remote tailgate release
- Inflatable rear-seat outboard safety belts
- 70 lb.-ft. of torque
- Gas fuel-efficiency rating of 9.3L/100 km (30 mpg) hwy
- Max. payload capacity of 3,270 lbs. (1,483 kg)
Towing with a 2017 Super Duty
The all-new 2017 Super Duty is equipped with Ford’s strongest engine to date: a 6.7L Power Stroke®Turbo Diesel powerhouse. With it, the Super Duty puts up the biggest and best towing numbers in the segment.
The F-450 has a staggering best-in-class towing capacity of 32,500 lbs., while the F-350 DRW boasts a best-in-class max. 5th-wheel towing capacity of 27,500 lbs. The F-350 is also the best-in-class for conventional towing, too, sitting at 21,000 lbs. What does this all mean? No other heavy-duty truck can tow the amount of weight a Super Duty can.
Combine the Super Duty’s strength with class-exclusive features like adaptive steering and cruise control and you’ve got one of the strongest, most capable trucks on the road. The numbers are undisputed.
The Super Duty comes in three models: F-250, F-350, and the maximum towing leader, F-450. Trim choices include the XL, XLT, LARIAT, KING RANCH and Ford’s top-of-the-line PLATINUM edition.
New for 2017
- All-new fully boxed frame built with over 95 percent high-strength steel, making it 24 times stiffer than the previous frame and 350 lb. lighter overall
- All-new class-exclusive Adaptive Cruise Control which can automatically accelerate and slow to keep pace with traffic even when you’re towing a trailer weighing more than 31,500 pounds
- High-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys
- Inflatable rear-seat outboard safety belts
- 925 lb.-ft. of diesel torque, 440 horsepower
- 430 lb.-ft. of gas torque
- 385 standard gas horsepower
- 32,500 lbs. (14,742 kg) max. gooseneck towing capacity
- 27,500 lbs. (12,474 kg) max. 5th-wheel towing capacity
- 21,000 lbs. (9,525 kg) max. conventional towing capacity
- 7,630 lbs. (3,461 kg) max. payload capacity
- 41,800 lbs. (18,960 kg) max. Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR)
Towing Features We Can Add at Kentwood Ford
One of the reasons why Ford is #1 in towing is its class-leading innovative technologies. With things like Pro Trailer Backup Assist, Dynamic Hitch Assist and Trailer Sway Control, towing is easier than it has ever been before
Ford believes in towing smarter, not harder. That’s why they’ve designed things like class-exclusive adaptive cruise control and steering, which not only helps you handle large loads with ease, but allows you to guide your trailers through even the most cluttered roadways.
Trailer Brake Controller (TBC)
Use braking input, vehicle speed and ABS logic to balance the performance of the truck brakes and electric trailer brakes. The TBC is built directly into the vehicle’s onboard computer, so drivers can keep an eye on how their truck’s performing at all times.
Dynamic Hitch Assist (included with the rear view and 360 cameras)
Makes hitching a trailer easy and convenient. The display previews a centerline for drivers to use as a guide when backing the truck and trailer up. Every steering move you make is showcased for you, lessening the need for a spotter.
Trailer Sway Control
Works with the AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™) system to expand the vehicle’s dynamic stability control capabilities, giving drivers more confidence and control when towing a trailer.
Pro Trailer Backup Assist
Gives drivers the ability to focus solely on accelerating and braking as they steer the trailer, while the truck does everything else. It’s like having a second set of eyes with you at all times.
Improves your truck’s overall power when towing, especially when hauling or towing a heavy load.
Smart Trailer Tow Connector
Alerts drivers if the trailer disconnects and provides regular updates on the trailer battery’s status.
Hill Start Assist
Prevents you from rolling back on an incline by automatically applying brake pressure until the engine delivers the right amount of torque for the truck to move up the hill.
Ford F-150 vs Ford Super Duty
Determining what you need to tow and how often you’ll need to tow it will help you choose between either the F-Series or the Super Duty. Either way, both trucks tow better than any of the competition. The numbers speak for themselves.
|Towing Capacity||12,200 lb.||10,640 lb.||10,000 lb.|
|Payload||3,100 lb.||1,890 lb.||2,000 lb.|
|Towing Capacity||32,500 lb.||31,210 lb.||23,300 lb.|
|Payload||7,630 lb.||7,390 lb.||7,153 lb.|
Once you’ve chosen which truck fits your needs the best – the F-150 or Super Duty – you can load your truck full of Ford’s innovative, industry-leading towing technologies. Each one has been designed with the tower in mind. It’s about making your job as easy as possible when you’re behind the wheel.
Knowing you have the best truck you can buy is all the confidence you need the next time you’re towing. Ford trucks are stronger, tougher and built smarter than anything else on the road today. That’s a fact.