How much weight can your truck haul? We take a close look at the 2018 Ford F-150 crew cab 4×4 with a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 and a 10-speed automatic transmission. The door sticker states a maximum payload capacity of 1,342 lbs for this specific truck. That includes all the options, FX4 off-road package, and the rest. We load it to the maximum with bricks, and also run a before and after MPG loop to see how extra weight affects fuel economy.
2018 Ford F150
The 2.7L EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 power output has been upgraded for 2018 to 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and a 3.55 rear axle ratio, and this truck has the off-road tuned shocks that come with the FX4 package. How will it handle running at maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)? By the way, the GVWR for this truck is 6,600 lbs.
The powerful engine handled the added weight with ease, and the suspension controlled the load without bottoming out or swaying. Indeed, the extra weight of the bricks (about 1,000 lbs) decreased the fuel economy by about 2 MPG (or approximately 10%).
Watch the video for all the details. Stephen weighs the bricks and shows the before and after MPG numbers from the trip meter and calculated at the pump.