Best Ford Vehicles for Towing


Ford trucks are known for their dependability, power, and interior comfort. They can also tow a lot of weight, helping drivers in the Alpena, MI area handle all kinds of tough jobs. At Dean Arbour Ford of Alpena, we have a wide selection of powerful trucks and SUVs that are optimal for towing. These include the Ford F-150 and the Ford Super Duty F-250.

First, let's talk a bit about common towing terms that you'll need to know before choosing a vehicle to tackle your toughest towing tasks.

Towing Terms Explained

Curb Weight: This is the weight of the vehicle with all its components and fluids, and doesn't take your cargo into account.

GAWR: This means gross axle weight rating, which is the rating for each axle weights combined.

GCWR: This means gross combination weight rating, which is the manufacturer's rating for the truck and trailer weight.

GTW: This stands for gross trailer weight, and refers to the actual weight of the trailer with cargo.

Payload: Payload refers to the weight that can be transported in the truck bed.

Towing Capacity: This number reflects the amount of weight your vehicle can safely pull behind you.

Our Alpena, MI Ford dealers are ready to explain any other towing terms you don't understand so you can make an informed decision about your next Ford truck.


Ford Models Great for Towing

If you need a powerful truck that can tow a lot of weight, our Ford trucks have you covered. The Ford F-150 can tow between 5,000 and 8,000 lbs., and the available 3.5L EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine that puts out 375 horsepower has a conventional tow rating of 13,200 lbs.

The Ford Super Duty F-250 is another Ford truck you'll want to consider for your towing needs. It can tow up to 21,000 lbs. and it comes with a factory-installed weight-carrying hitch already built into the frame. It has a maximum payload rating of 7,630 lbs. and a 6.2-liter 2-valve Flex Fuel V8 engine.

When you're ready to start test driving these Ford trucks for your towing or business needs, visit our Ford dealership in Alpena, MI, today. We have many other Ford models and pre-owned trucks for you to browse, and our finance experts will help you get a deal that works for your budget.

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