If you’re looking for a complete workhorse of a truck that is rugged and dependable, then the F250 is your best bet. The F250 has many features consumers expect from today’s super duty trucks, including towing. But what is the towing capacity of a 2023 Ford F250?
A 2023 Ford F250 has a maximum towing capacity of 22,000 pounds when properly equipped.
The 2023 Ford F250 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 plenty more to know about the 2023 Ford F250 tow capacity which we’ll cover in today’s guide.
How Much Can The 2023 Ford F250 Tow?
The 2023 Ford F250 has a max towing capacity of 22,000 pounds.
The 2023 F-250 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.
It also can change based on what type of towing you’re doing, whether it’s conventional, 5th wheel, or gooseneck, so we’ll break those down below.
2023 Ford F250 Conventional Towing Capacity
The 2023 Ford F250 can pull a maximum of 22,000 pounds for conventional towing when properly equipped.
Please refer to the chart below to find out how much your F250 can tow for conventional towing based on your specific vehicle configuration:
2023 Ford F250 5th Wheel Towing Capacity
The 2023 Ford F250 can pull a maximum of 22,300 pounds for fifth wheel towing when properly equipped.
Please refer to the chart below to find out how much your F250 can tow for 5th wheel towing based on your specific vehicle configuration:
2023 Ford F250 Gooseneck Towing Capacity
The 2023 Ford F250 can pull a maximum of 22,300 pounds for gooseneck towing when properly equipped.
Please refer to the chart below to find out how much your F250 can tow for gooseneck towing based on your specific vehicle configuration:
You can always reach out to your local Ford dealership for details to confirm how much your F250 can tow.
You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.
2023 Ford F250 Towing Capacity by Trim Level
There are several trim levels for the 2023 F250, and some engines are not available on certain trims, so they’ll each have different max towing limits.
Here’s the max tow capacity broken down for each trim level on the 2023 Ford F-250:
|2023 Ford F250 Trim Level||Towing Capacity|
|2023 Ford F250 XL||22,000 pounds|
|2023 Ford F250 XLT||22,000 pounds|
|2023 Ford F250 Lariat||22,000 pounds|
|2023 Ford F250 King Ranch||22,000 pounds|
|2023 Ford F250 Platinum||22,000 pounds|
|2023 Ford F250 Limited||22,000 pounds|
2023 Ford F250 Tow Package Info
Ford offers a lot of standard towing features on the 2023 F-250, along with two towing packages for the 2023 F250 Super Duty Pickup. We’ll cover each of these next.
2023 Ford F250 Standard Towing Features
2023 Ford F250 standard towing features include a hitch receiver, 7-wire harness, 4/7-pin connector, smart trailer tow connector, tow/haul mode, front tow hooks, trailer brake controller, trailer sway control, lane keeping alert, and onboard scales with smart hitch.
2023 Ford F250 Option Code 535 Towing Package
Ford’s option code 535 F250 towing package includes an upgraded rear axle and specifically on the 6.7L diesel engines it increases the GCW (gross combined weight) rating.
2023 Ford F250 Option Code 52T Towing Package
Ford’s option code 52T F250 towing package includes trailer reverse guidance, pro trailer backup assist, and pro trailer hitch assist.
2023 Ford F250 Towing Technology
The 2023 F250 packs a really big punch when it comes to utilizing the latest technology to enhance your towing experience.
The 360-degree trailer camera package allows you to get a full bird’s eye view of everything around your trailer by supporting multiple cameras so you can always see what’s around you.
The onboard scales with smart hitch helps you to estimate the balance and weight of your load you’re towing, and the taillights work as a visual aid to help you as you load.
Smart hitch technology even measures the tongue weight so you can make sure you’re within the recommended guidelines.
Pro trailer hitch assist steers, accelerates, and brakes for you with the push of a button to help guide you to your trailer without having to get in and out of your truck when you’re hooking up a trailer on your own.
For changing lanes, you can’t beat Ford’s blind spot information system with trailer coverage, which alerts you when someone is in your blind spot or on the side of your vehicle, and it even supports trailers up to 33 feet long.
Last but not least, trailer navigation helps you map out the most trailer-friendly route based on width and height clearances so your trip goes smoothly.
2023 Ford F250 Engine And Drivetrain
There are four engine options available on the 2023 F250: a 6.8L V8 engine, a 7.3L V8 engine, a 6.7L Turbo Diesel engine, and a 6.7L High Output Turbo Diesel engine.
6.8L V8 Engine
The 2023 F250 6.8L V8 engine is standard on XL models and produces 405 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque.
It’s a naturally-aspirated port injection engine that utilizes overhead valve architecture and cam-in-block technology with VVT (variable valve timing) to deliver such powerful torque and power.
2023 Ford F250 6.8L V8 Engine Tow Capacity: 17,300 pounds
7.3L V8 Engine
The 2023 F250 7.3L V8 engine is made for heavy duty. It optimizes low-end torque and uses VVT to put out greater power as it’s needed.
This top-of-the-line engine uses sequential multi-port direct injection and produces 430 horsepower and 485 pound-feet of torque.
2023 Ford F250 7.3L V8 Engine Tow Capacity: 18,200 pounds
6.7L V8 Power Stroke Turbo Diesel Engine
The 2023 F250 6.7L V8 Powerstroke diesel engine gives great pedal response thanks to it’s 36,000-psi fuel-injection system, and it’s forged steel pistons provide less friction and a greater high-firing pressure capability to give your engine longer life.
The cold weather performance on this engine is great too, and it also stays cool in hot weather.
This engine produces 475 horsepower and 1,050 pound-feet of torque.
2023 Ford F250 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel Engine Tow Capacity: 22,000 pounds
6.7L V8 High Output Power Stroke Turbo Diesel Engine
This engine is undoubtedly the most powerful engine that’s available on the new 2023 F250, producing 500 horsepower and 1,200 pound-feet of torque.
It sounds great and will enable you to tow almost anything you can think of!
2023 Ford F250 6.7L V8 High Output Turbo Diesel Engine Tow Capacity: 22,000 pounds
2023 Ford F250 Towing Capacity by Engine Type
Here’s the max amount you can tow with your 2023 F250 based on which engine it has and what type of towing you’re doing (conventional, 5th wheel, or gooseneck towing):
6.8L V8 Gas Engine (Conventional Towing): 17,300 pounds
6.8L V8 Gas Engine (5th Wheel Towing): 17,100 pounds
6.8L V8 Gas Engine (Gooseneck Towing): 17,300 pounds
7.3L V8 Gas Engine (Conventional Towing): 18,200 pounds
7.3L V8 Gas Engine (5th Wheel Towing): 19,500 pounds
7.3L V8 Gas Engine (Gooseneck Towing): 19,500 pounds
6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel Engine (Conventional Towing): 22,000 pounds
6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel Engine (5th Wheel Towing): 22,300 pounds
6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel Engine (Gooseneck Towing): 22,900 pounds
6.7L V8 High Output Turbo Diesel Engine (Conventional Towing): 22,000 pounds
6.7L V8 High Output Turbo Diesel Engine (5th Wheel Towing): 22,300 pounds
6.7L V8 High Output Turbo Diesel Engine (Gooseneck Towing): 23,000 pounds
2023 Ford F250 Payload Capacity
The payload capacity of the 2023 Ford F250 is 3,210 pounds to 4,260 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.
2023 Ford F-250 Towing Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2023 Ford F250 has a maximum tow rating of 22000 pounds, which makes it capable of doing some heavy duty trailer towing. This number is similar to its main competitors, the 2023 Silverado 2500 and the 2023 Ram 2500.
Here are some similar vehicles to the Ford F250 and their towing capacities below:
2023 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Towing Capacity: 18,500 pounds
2023 Ram 2500 Towing Capacity: 19,990 pounds
2023 Ford Trucks Towing Capacity Chart
|2023 Ford F350||35,750 lbs|
|2023 Ford F250||22,000 lbs|
|2023 Ford F150||14,000 lbs|
|2023 Ford F150 Lightning||10,000 lbs|
|2023 Ford Ranger||7,500 lbs|
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2023 Ford F250 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 Ford F250.