The Ford F150 was introduced into Ford’s lineup as a full-size pickup truck in 1948 and is still made today. The F150 is known for being the best-selling truck in the USA and has many features consumers expect from today’s trucks, including towing. But what is the towing capacity of a 1997 Ford F150?
A 1997 Ford F150 has a maximum towing capacity of 8,200 pounds when properly equipped.
The 1997 Ford F150 tow capacity can vary based on a few different factors such as engine size, drivetrain, and others which we’ll cover in this guide.
There’s a bit more to know about the 1997 Ford F150 tow capacity which we’ll cover in today’s guide.
How Much Can The 1997 Ford F150 Tow?
The 1997 Ford F150 has a maximum towing capacity of 8,200 pounds.
The 1997 F-150 tow capacity is affected by other factors like engine type, drivetrain, the weight of cargo and passengers, and whether your vehicle has a towing package equipped or not.
You can always reach out to your local Ford dealership for details to confirm how much your F150 can tow.
You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.
1997 Ford F150 Engine And Drivetrain
There are three engine options for the 1997 Ford F150: a 4.2L V6 engine, a 4.6L V8 engine, and a 5.4L V8 engine.
4.2L V6 Engine: 5,800 pounds
4.6L V8 Engine: 7,200 pounds
5.4L V8 Engine: 8,200 pounds
1997 Ford F150 Payload Capacity
The max payload capacity of the 1997 Ford F150 is 2,435 pounds.
Please note, the payload capacity will vary based on factors such as engine type, drivetrain and whether or not your vehicle is equipped with a towing package that includes other features like an engine oil cooler or transmission oil cooler.
If you are unsure of your vehicle’s payload capacity, please contact your local dealership for details.
1997 Ford F150 Tow Package
The 1997 Ford F150 does not come with a standard tow package, but there are options that can be added to it.
Towing package options that can be added to the 1997 F-150 include a 7-wire harness, 4-pin and 7-pin connector, tow hitch receiver, smart trailer tow connector, and a trailer brake controller.
1997 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity Vs Competitors
The 1997 Ford F150 has a maximum towing capacity of 8,200 pounds, which makes it capable of doing some heavy duty trailer towing. This number is similar to its main competitors, the 1997 Silverado 1500 and the 1997 Ram 1500.
Here are some similar vehicles to the Ford F150 and their towing capacities below:
1997 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity: 6,000 pounds
1997 Ram 1500 Towing Capacity: 5,200 pounds
1997 GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capacity: 6,000 pounds
1997 Ford Trucks Towing Capacity Chart
|1997 Ford F350||10,000 lbs|
|1997 Ford F250||8,700 lbs|
|1997 Ford F150||8,200 lbs|
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 1997 Ford F150 Owner’s Manual on Ford’s website and have checked all data thoroughly for accuracy.
Having said that, we still recommend you refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual yourself before towing with your 1997 Ford F150.