Best Trucks for Towing in 2022


One of the core functions of a truck is to tow. Whether for work or play, having a truck that is capable of towing heavy items will go a long way toward making some of your regular activities possible. However, not all trucks are great at towing heavy loads, if this is an important feature that you need in your next truck, we’d like to help by presenting some of the best towing trucks of 2022.

Ford F-150

What, you didn’t think we were going to write an article about trucks without including the F-150, did you? This market leader is so popular largely because it can do everything well, and towing is no different. Sure, it’s not the biggest truck available, and hefty towing jobs will likely require a larger vehicle, but there is a lot that you can get accomplished with an F-150.

The key to using an F-150 to tow effectively is to choose one with the right engine. Remember, the key number in the towing world is torque, not horsepower, so that’s the statistic to check when evaluating different engine options. Fortunately, all of the engines that are offered with the 2022 F-150 offer solid towing performance at a minimum. For instance, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 – an engine fitted to many of the trucks that roll off the line – has a listed max towing capacity of just over 10,000 pounds. While you might not want to push it up too close to that limit in the real world, it’s more than enough to handle a standard RV or boat.

If you need to max out towing capacity, go with the larger EcoBoost engine option – the 3.5-liter V6. With that engine, the torque reaches 500 pound-feet, and the towing capacity goes all the way up to 14,000 pounds. That’s an impressive number, but if you need more, you can move on to the next truck on our list.



Ford Super Duty

Okay, so we are cheating just a bit here, as the Super Duty is not a single truck, but a category of trucks that sits above the F-150 in terms of size and strength. When you need a truck that is capable of doing some serious work, and you want to stay in the Ford family, the Super Duty is where you should look. Where the F-150 is categorized as a half-ton truck, the F-250 fits into the category of a three-quarter-ton, and the F-350 is called a full-ton. You’ll need to do a little bit of research into what you’ll be pulling and what engines are available so you can select the right model and engine pairing to meet your towing demands.

There are many different possibilities when you start adding up all of the potential pairings, but we can highlight one example here to demonstrate what’s attainable. If you go with the big F-350 truck, and you equip it with a similarly large 7.3-liter engine, you’ll end up with a truck that is rated to tow more than 20,000 pounds. Not many people have the need to pull so much weight with a pickup truck, but if you do, Ford can solve your problems.


Ford F-150 Lightning

While this is technically another F-150, we wanted to break it up from the others because it is such a different machine. As you may know, the Lightning is Ford’s first all-electric truck, and yes, it can serve you nicely for towing duty. The beauty of using an electric vehicle to tow is that you’ll have full torque available almost as soon as you press the accelerator. You won’t get the same raw towing capacity with the Lightning that you’ll find with a Super Duty, for example, but it can certainly serve many drivers’ needs in this area.

Having a truck in your driveway that is capable of pulling whatever you need to tow is a great feeling. You won’t have to rely on anyone else to move your things around, and you’ll be able to keep up with all of your business or personal pursuits. Five Star Ford Stone Mountain makes an effort to keep a wonderful selection of powerful trucks on hand and ready for our customers, so don’t hesitate to stop by to see our selection for yourself.

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