2016 F-150: The Future of Tough


Did you know the 2016 F-150 is rated best in class for 3,270 lbs. max payload and 12,200 lbs. max towing?  This is in part to being the first and only truck in its class to use a high-strength, military-grade aluminum body and bed that offers a huge weight saving of up to 700lbs!

Let's take a closer look at why the 2016 F-150, simply stated, is the future of tough when Chevrolet states it's the better truck to own.

Comparing the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado to the 2016 Ford F150
2016 Chevrolet Silverado2016 Ford F-150

Chevrolet advertises the Silverado as a better truck to own because it's made from high-strength steel with only the strategic use of aluminum. The high strength steel delivers rugged capability:
  • 2,260 lbs. max. payload capacity
  • 12,000 lbs. max. conventional towing

Chevrolet also states that they have the leading V8 towing capability with max payloads of:
  • 5.3L V8 - 2,260lbs max payload capacity and 12,000lbs max towing
  • 6.2L V8 - 2,140 lbs. max payload capacity and 11,100 lbs. max towing
The F-150, with 10 million miles of testing under its belt, uses a high-strength, military-grade aluminum body and bed to deliver a 700 lb. weight savings to allow more rugged capability than the Silverado:
  • 3,270 lbs. max. payload capacity
  • 12,200 lbs. max. conventional towing

The Ford F-150's 5.0L V8 alone provides 3,270 lbs. max payload capacity while the 3.5L Eco Boost V6 engine has still more payload and towing capacity then Chevrolet Silverado.
  • 3.5L Eco Boost V6 - 3,240 lbs. max payload capacity and 12,200 lbs max towing.

"So, about the 2016 Toyota Tundra... They claim that it has the highest fuel tank capacity in its class?"

Comparing the 2016 Toyota Tundra to the 2016 Ford F150
2016 Toyota Tundra
2016 Ford F-150

Toyota offers two V8 engines with the highest fuel tank capacity it its class:
  • 4.6L V-8
  •     15 City/19 HWY/16 Combined mpg
  •     608 mile range base on the available 38 gallon tank
  • 5.7 L V8
  •     13 City/18 HWY/ 15 Combined mpg

With four different engines, the F-150 provides you a choice between the V6 and V8 option.  AND thanks to the Eco Boost technology the 2.7L V6 still offers a range that is 184 miles more than the Toyota Tundra.

  • 2.7L Eco Boost V6
  •     19 City/26 HWY/22 Combined mpg (EPA     Estimated)
  •     792 mile range base on the available 36 gallon tank

"Now the 2016 Ford F-150 states it's the Future of Tough, and has proven that in towing and payload capacity as well as fuel economy, what about the technology?  The 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 says that is offers smarter towing.  Is this true?"


2016 Dodge Ram 1500
2016 Ford F-150
Ram offers smarter towing in part by:
  • Integrated trailer hitch
  • Trailer sway control
The F-150 on the technology home front offers more available towing features than the Dodge Ram:
  • Integrated trailer hitch
  • Trailer apps
  • Smart trailer tow connector
  • 360 degree camera with split-view display
  • Dynamic hitch assist
  • AND, the first in class, Pro Trailer Backup Assist