2023 Ford F-150® Engine Options & Towing

Interested in the 2023 Ford F-150® and want to know more about its capabilities? Each mighty engine within the Ford F-150 provides impressive performance, ready to make short work of your next job or add extra excitement to your joyride. Continue reading this 2023 Ford F-150 engine guide prepared by the team at Westfield Ford in Countryside, IL, to see what each engine has to offer.

To learn more about the Ford F-150, check out our trims guide. When you’re ready to take the next step, browse through our inventory and find your dream F-150. If you need help during any step of the car-buying process, feel free to contact us online or over the phone at (877) 470-0298.

The 2023 Ford F-150 starts at $33,695 MSRP.

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2023 Ford F-150 Overview

Beyond the engines, the 2023 Ford F-150 offers innovative and advanced features, including a SYNC® infotainment system, the Ford Co-Pilot360™ safety suite, and premium seat materials. Other available important features include Pro Power Onboard generator capability, and the onboard scale with smart hitch. For more information on the F-150, view our model review.

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2023 Ford F-150 Engines

The 2023 Ford F-150 has seven engines to choose from, including a full hybrid option. Each engine varies in horsepower, torque, and MPG, so it’s important to find one which matches your needs. If you’re looking for maximum towing power, then consider the 5.0L V8. If efficiency is more important, look to the 3.5L PowerBoost™ full hybrid V6. All engines are paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission, and the Ford F-150 is available in both 4×2 and 4×4 configurations. See how the engines compare with the following chart:

Engine Horsepower Torque Max. MPG (city/hwy)
2.7L EcoBoost® V6 325 HP 400 lb.-ft. 20 / 26
3.3L Ti-VCT V6 290 HP 265 lb.-ft. 19 / 24
3.5L EcoBoost V6 400 HP 500 lb.-ft. 18 / 24
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 400 HP 410 lb.-ft. 17 / 25
High-output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 (Raptor®) 450 HP 510 lb.-ft. 15 / 18
High-output supercharged 5.2L V8 (Raptor R™) 700 HP 625 lb.-ft. 10 / 15
3.5L PowerBoost full hybrid V6 430 HP 570 lb.-ft. 25 / 25

2023 Ford F-150 Towing Specs

Engine Towing Capacity
2.7L EcoBoost® V6 7,600 – 10,100 lbs.
3.3L Ti-VCT V6 5,000 – 8,200 lbs.
3.5L EcoBoost V6 8,300 – 13,000 lbs.
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 11,000 – 14,000 lbs.
High-output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 (Raptor®) 11,000 – 12,700 lbs.
High-output supercharged 5.2L V8 (Raptor R™) 8,200 lbs.
3.5L PowerBoost full hybrid V6 8,700 lbs.

2023 Ford F-150 Payload

Engine Max. Payload
2.7L EcoBoost® V6 2,465 lbs.
3.3L Ti-VCT V6 1,955 lbs.
3.5L EcoBoost V6 3,235 lbs.
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 3,315 lbs.
High-output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 (Raptor®) 1,445 lbs.
High-output supercharged 5.2L V8 (Raptor R™) 1,400 lbs.
3.5L PowerBoost full hybrid V6 2,120 lbs.

2023 Ford F-150 Horsepower

Engine Horsepower
2.7L EcoBoost® V6 325 HP
3.3L Ti-VCT V6 290 HP
3.5L EcoBoost V6 400 HP
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 400 HP
High-output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 (Raptor®) 450 HP
High-output supercharged 5.2L V8 (Raptor R™) 700 HP
3.5L PowerBoost full hybrid V6 430 HP

How Much Can the 2020 Ford F-150 Tow?

Drive with supreme confidence in the 2020 Ford F-150. This full-size truck is made to deliver with impressive towing features for every trim. Read the following F-150 towing guide constructed by Westfield Ford in Countryside, IL, to learn more. Afterwards, browse our inventory to see which models we have available. If you have any questions, contact us online or call (877) 470-0298. 

Horsepower & Torque

Each power train comes equipped with a ten-speed automatic transmission, so you can experience unrelenting power and control. View specs of each 2020 Ford F-150 powertrain below. 

Engine

Horsepower/Torque Specs

2.7L Turbocharged EcoBoost®

  • 325 HP
  • 400 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 18 city / 23 hwy MPG

3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel

  • 250 HP
  • 440 lb.-ft. of torque 
  • 22 city / 30 hwy MPG

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

  • 290 HP
  • 265 lb.-ft. of torque

High Output 3.5L EcoBoost®

  • 450 HP
  • 510 lb.-ft. of torque 
  • 17 city / 23 hwy MPG

3.5L EcoBoost®

  • 375 HP
  • 470 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 17 city / 23 hwy MPG

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

  • 395 HP
  • 400 lb.-ft. of torque 
  • 17 city / 23 hwy MPG

Towing & Payload Capability

View the maximum payload and towing capacities of each engine when properly equipped below. 

Engine 

Towing & Payload Specs

2.7L Turbocharged EcoBoost®

  • Towing: 9,000 lbs. 
  • Payload: 2,470 lbs. 

3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel 

  • Towing: 11,500 lbs.
  • Payload: 1,980 lbs.

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

  • Towing: 7,700 lbs.
  • Payload: 1,990 lbs. 

3.5L EcoBoost®

  • Towing: 13,200 lbs.
  • Payload: 3,230 lbs.

High Output 3.5L EcoBoost®

  • Towing: 11,100 lbs. 
  • Payload: 1,980 lbs. 

5.0L Ti-VCT

  • Towing: 11,500 lbs. 
  • Payload: 3,270 lbs. 

Efficiency

The F-150 remains fuel-conscious for a full-size truck, so you can save at the pump. View the fuel efficiency of each 2020 Ford F-150 engine below. 

Engine

Fuel Efficiency 

2.7L Turbocharged EcoBoost®

  • 18 city / 23 hwy MPG

3.0L Power Stroke® turbo diesel

  • 22 city / 30 hwy MPG

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

  • 22 city / 30 hwy MPG

High Output 3.5L EcoBoost®

  • 17 city / 23 hwy MPG

3.5L EcoBoost®

  • 17 city / 23 hwy MPG

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

  • 17 city / 23 hwy MPG

Smart Towing Features

The F-150 includes a myriad of smart towing features to help you feel confident when hauling. This model includes advanced features to make towing easier, such as: 

  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist™
  • Dynamic hitch assist with line-of-sight guide
  • 8-in. productivity screen
  • Factory-installed trailer brake controller
  • BLIS® with trailer coverage

Pro Trailer Back-up Assist™

The Pro Trailer Back-up Assist™ feature of the 2020 Ford F-150 is a steering system that synchronizes the truck and trailer while you’re backing up. Although this feature does not replace the driver’s attention, it makes backing up a trailer much easier. 

Axle Ratio

Made to take on the tough jobs, the F-150 has a maximum 4.10 axle ratio when properly equipped.

Model Availability

  • XL – Starting at $28,495 MSRP
  • XLT – Starting at $34,510 MSRP
  • Lariat – Starting at $42,500 MSRP
  • King Ranch® – Starting at $52,740 MSRP
  • Raptor – Starting at $53,205 MSRP
  • Platinum – Starting at $55,270 MSRP
  • Limited – Starting at $67,485 

FAQ

Which F-150 can tow the most?

Depending on the specific bed/cabin configuration, all trims of the F-150 come ready to conquer the workday, each model can tow up to 13,200 lbs. when properly equipped.

What is included in the F-150 tow package?

The F-150 tow package includes features that upgrade your entire towing experience, such as a four- or seven-pin wiring harness, auxiliary transmission oil cooler, Class UV trailer hitch receiver, Pro Trailer Backup Assist*, tailgate LED*, smart trailer tow connect*, and upgraded front stabilizer bar.

*Not included on the XL Base

**Standard on Lariat and higher

What is the F-150 tow/haul mode?

The tow/haul mode of the F-150 changes your vehicle’s transmission pattern to stay in a lower gear longer, so you can tow objects more efficiently. 

How many pounds can an F-150 Tow?

The F-150 can tow up to 13,200 lbs. when properly equipped. 

Can an F-150 tow a camper?

Yes. The ideal weight for campers towed by the F-150 is 6,000 lbs. 

Finance or Lease the Ford F-150

View the finance or lease pages at Westfield Ford in Countryside, IL, to take the next step. If you have any questions, a representative can be contacted online or by calling (877) 470-0298.

2023 Ford F-150 for Sale

If you’re looking for a 2023 Ford F-150 for sale in the Countryside, IL, area, then come visit Westfield Ford. We have an extensive selection of vehicles in our inventory, and our team is more than happy to help you find the perfect one. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us online or over the phone at (877) 470-0298.

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