In the world of heavy-duty pickup trucks, towing capacity reign supreme. The 2015 F-450, Ford’s biggest pickup, can now claim best-in-class towing capacity of 31,200 pounds. This reflects an increase of 6,500 pounds over the current model.
Ford’s towing capacity claim will one-up Chrysler Group’s Ram 3500 heavy-duty, which has a towing capacity of 30,000 pounds.
Automotive News reports that the F-450 will star in commercials this fall that not only will claim best-in-class towing, but also best-in-class horsepower (440) and pound-feet of torque (860) thanks to its 6.7L Power Stroke turbodiesel engine.
The lack of a common industry-towing standard has made it difficult to compare towing capabilities on a similar basis. With pickup truck makers adopting the SAE J2807 standards, Ford looks toward television commercials to advertise the F-450’s towing prowess.