The Towing Specifications for a 2006 Ford F-150


The 2006 Ford F-150 came in a wide variety of trim packages, according to MSN Autos. The truck came as either rear-wheel two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicles, each with either a four-speed automatic transmission or a five-speed automatic transmission. The truck had an original retail price of between $18,930 and $36,765, depending on the version.

Two-Wheel Drive Trims

  • The 2006 Ford F-150 two-wheel (rear-wheel) drive versions had a wide range of towing capabilities, according to MSN Autos. The standard towing capacity ranged between a high of 8,000 lbs. for the Lariat SuperCab 2WD and a low of 2,200 lbs. for the XT Long Bed 2WD. The maximum towing capacity ranged from a low of 7,000 lbs. for both the STX 2WD and the STX Flareside 2WD to a high of 9,500 lbs. for numerous trims, such as the XLT Flareside Super Cab 2WD and the XLT SuperCrew 6.5-foot Box 2WD.

Four-Wheel Drive Trims

  • Like their two-wheel drive counterparts, the four-wheel drive versions of the 2006 Ford F-150 also had a range of towing capabilities depending on the trim version. Both the STX SuperCab 5.5-foot Box 4WD and the XLT SuperCab 5.5-foot Box 4WD had a standard towing capacity of 6,000 lbs., while the Lariat SuperCrew 4WD had a standard towing capacity of 8,700 lbs., according to MSN Autos. The XL Long Bed 4WD and the XLT Long Bed 4WD had the highest maximum towing capacity of any four-wheel drive version at 9,500 lbs., while the STX SuperCab 5.5-foot Box 4WD had the lowest maximum towing capacity at 6,000 lbs.


  • The 2006 Ford F-150 came with one of three standard engines: a 4.2-liter V6, 4.6-liter V8 and a 5.4-liter V8, according to MSN Autos. The 4.2-liter V6 produced 202 horsepower at 4,350 rpm and 260 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,750 rpm. The 4.6-liter V8 produced 231 horsepower at 4,750 rpm and 293 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,500 rpm, while the 5.4-liter V8 produced 300 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 365 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,750 rpm. Though one of the three engines was standard on each trim, many trims had the other engines available as optional. equipment.

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