Ford F-150 Reclaims V6 Towing Best-in-Class Title

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.”

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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