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The Towing Specifications for a 2006 Ford F-150

by Roger Thorne J.D.

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.

Engines

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.

About the Author

Roger Thorne is an attorney who began freelance writing in 2003. He has written for publications ranging from "MotorHome" magazine to "Cruising World." Thorne specializes in writing for law firms, Web sites, and professionals. He has a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas.

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