When RAM announced its new 2013 1500 pickup truck, it not only claimed a best-in-class 18-mpg city, 26-mpg highway rating, but also featured a best-in-class V6 towing rating of 6,500 lbs.
Now, Ford has reclaimed the title by updating its 2013 F-150 4×2 towing rating from 6,100 lbs to 6,700 lbs without changing a single thing. That’s right, the same 3.7-liter V6 powerplant saw its tow rating increase by 600 lbs after the American automaker went back and conducted some tests and its engineers were comfortable rating the F-150 at 6,700 lbs.
“The Ford F-150 pickup equipped with the standard 3.7-liter V-6 engine has the highest towing capacity among competitive models,” Ford said in a statement. “F-150 can tow a 6,700-pound trailer, besting the 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 3.6-liter V-6 by 200 pounds and the Chevrolet Silverado 4.3-liter V-6 model by 1,300 pounds.”