How Much Does a Ford F-150 Weigh? – Cargister

Ford F-150 is one of America’s favorite pickup truck series. Year after year it continues to be at the top of all the bestselling trucks in America. It’s easy to see why. This truck is full of advanced features and boasts the best towing and payload capacities on the market.

If you need to carry heavy cargo or tow anything large, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another truck that will make it any easier. This truck truly stands above the rest.

Of course, if it can haul a heavy load it has to be large itself, right? Right, the F-150 models are absolutely massive. However, it doesn’t seem intimidating and offers a very comfortable ride along with all that power.

The spacious size of the truck with its automated equipment, high payload capacity, high towing capacity, and tough structure, ultimately contributes to the substantial weight of the automobile.

So how much does a 2021 model weigh?

We’ve crunched the numbers to bring you all the important weight data you want to know. Don’t miss our Frequently Asked Questions section at the very bottom if some of these numbers are new to you.

How Much Does A Ford F-150 Weigh?

The curb weight for Ford F-150’s 2021 models ranges from 4,000 to 5,540 pounds.

The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is between 6,010 and 7,850 pounds.

Key feature weight ranges vary by cab style, bed, and engine. Here are some weight ranges of interest for a 2021 Ford F-150.


WEIGHT (lbs.)

Gross Axle Weight Rating (for each axle, front and rear) 3,500-4,150 pounds approx.
Front Curb Weight 2,355-4,050 pounds approx.
Rear Curb Weight 1,664-4,800 pounds approx.
Maximum Payload Capacity 1,785-3,325 pounds approx.
Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCVWR) 9,400-19,500 pounds approx.
Maximum Towing Capacity 8,200- 14,000 pounds approx.

Above weights are approximate ranges, to give you an idea of the key load capacities of a Ford F-150. Again the exact capacities will vary by cab style, engine size, and truck bed length.

Weight Balance

There is no way to achieve one of the most heavy-duty towing and payload strengths on the market unless you balance that strength with weight. The Ford F-150 is definitely heavy. This is due mostly to its all-steel frame.

However, the overall truck curb weight is not as heavy as it was a few years ago. That’s thanks in most part to the use of military-grade aluminum alloy.

Aluminum alloy is known for its toughness in all industrial and military applications. It’s strong as well as dent and corrosion proof.

Ford has made use of this resource to its advantage. Starting in 2015 Ford switched their all-steel body to an all-aluminum body. This lighter, but still tough body, allowed the overall truck weight to decrease by about 700 pounds.

The new Ford F-150 truck options are lighter but tougher than ever. As evidenced by that impressive payload and towing capacity increases for 2022.

New for 2022

2021 Ford F-150 trucks have been upgraded with some blink and you’ll miss their exterior changes. These are modest but still nice. The real news is under the hood and inside the cab.

Inside the Cab

The cab boasts new interior technology, amenities, and styling as compared to previous years. There are seven trim packages to choose from with improved materials. With such a wide variety of options, it will be easy to find one that best fits your style and needs.

Bonus- the standard interior touch screen has been upgraded from 4 inches in 2020 to 8 inches in 2022. You can choose to upgrade to a 12-inch touch screen with several of the trim packages as well. This larger screen option makes all the difference.

Our favorite feature is the new interior work surface. If you’re working from your truck, you can’t beat this set-up.

Also included standard for 2022 is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

Overall the interior of the cab looks more modern, tech-savvy, and spacious for 2022 versus 2022.

Under the Hood

Under the hood, Ford boasts 6 premium engine options for 2022 Ford F-150 trucks. The newest option is the hybrid powertrain. The hybrid boasts a 700-mile distance rating without having to stop. It’s no wonder Ford F-150 is preferred as one of America’s top working trucks.

Towing capabilities have greatly increased from 2020. For 2021 all engines have a higher towing capacity while maintaining about the same payload capacities per engine as in 2022.

Also included for 2021 are several enhanced safety features that come as standard or as options such as adaptive cruise control, hill start assist, automatic emergency braking, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is curb weight? Curb weight is considered the most accurate weight for most vehicles. Curb weight includes the weight of the vehicle with a full tank of gasoline and standard equipment. It DOES NOT include passengers or cargo etc. This is what the vehicle weighs when sitting on the street, or parked at the curb, and not in use. This weight is designated by the manufacturer. You can find details in your owner’s manual.

What is gross weight? The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is the total amount of weight your vehicle is rated to safely carry. This includes the curb weight plus passengers, cargo, accessories, and tongue weight (for trailers-not the trailer weight). This weight is also determined by the manufacturer. A small tag can be seen inside the driver’s side door that includes this information. More details can be found in your owner’s manual.

How much gasoline does a Ford F-150 hold? This varies by cab size and style anywhere from 23 gallons to 30.6 gallons for 2021 models.

What is the max payload? Payload is generally considered how much a vehicle can safely carry. As opposed to towing capacity which is how much a vehicle can safely pull. Payload is everything you add on top of curb weight.  This includes all passengers and cargo. You can find this information on the small tag/label on the driver’s side door.

What is Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating (GCWR or GCVWR)? This is your vehicle’s maximum weight including an attached trailer. This includes trailer tongue weight, passengers, fuel, and cargo. You can find this information in your owner’s manual. Don’t have an owner’s manual? Look for an online towing guide or owner’s manual.

Does GVWR include trailer weight? The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating does not include trailer weight. GVWR is the curb weight plus passengers, cargo, and the trailer’s tongue weight. The tongue weight is the weight of force exerted by the fully loaded trailer on the coupling point (where the trailer attaches to the truck). This is generally around 10%-15% of the total trailer weight while it has cargo.

Is the Ford F-150 Hybrid also a mobile generator? Yes! Ford lists that the truck produces up to 7.2 kW of power and boasts that this is equivalent to the power of 28 average refrigerators. Wow! That’s a very impressive performance.

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