The 2015 Ford F-150 weight infographic
Ford engineers responsible for the new F-150 were tasked with taking weight out of the truck while improving its capability to accomplish all of the work owners expect of the F-150. While many already know that the increased use of high-strength steel throughout the frame and the military-grade, aluminum-alloy body led to approximately 450 pounds (205 kg) of weight savings, there’s more to the story, as engineers took approximately 250 pounds (114 kg) of additional weight from seats, bumpers and lots of other places.
Every pound shaved from a variety of components returns capability back to the customer, so that the new F-150 can achieve a payload of 3,300 pounds* (1500 kg) and towing of 12,200 pounds** (5500 kg). F-150 also offers an EPA-estimated gasoline fuel economy rating of 19 mpg (city), 26 mpg (highway) and 22 mpg (combined) with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine in 4×2 configuration.
Class is full-size pickups under 8,500 pounds GVWR
*When properly equipped with 5.0-liter V8, 4×2
**When properly equipped with 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6, 4×2