Ford Explorer Towing Capacity

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Ford Explorer Towing Capacity

How Much Can It Tow?

We both know that you’ve settled on your next SUV, obviously you want to be the proud owner of a Built Ford Tough® Ford Explorer. However, what you don’t yet know is which configuration will optimize your Ford Explorer’s towing capacity. Fortunately, Twin State Ford is here to help. We know all about this wonderful SUV’s eight fascinating trim levels and all of the available packages that augment the capability of the three available Ford Explorer engine options. We are here to lay out the possible Ford Explorer towing capacities and we have even more Ford Explorer information here on our website. Don’t hesitate to visit or contact Twin State Ford to learn more about this Ford SUV or come test drive one for yourself. 

Ford Explorer Towing Specs

2.3L EcoBoost® Engine

Standard on the Ford Explorer base model, the Ford Explorer XLT, the Ford Explorer ST-Line, the Ford Explorer Timberline®, and the Ford Explorer Limited, the 2.3L EcoBoost® is more than your average base engine. This motor can pump out 310 lb.-ft. of torque and 300 horsepower. While the 2.3L EcoBoost® has a pretty impressive standard tow rating of 3,000 lbs. as it sits, the available Class IV Trailer Tow Package nearly doubles the Ford Explorer towing capacity to an exceptional 5,300 lbs.

3.3L Hybrid Engine

Don’t let the word, “hybrid,” fool you into thinking that this engine is anything short of powerful. In addition to being a planet-friendly powertrain option that is available for the Ford Explorer Limited and the Ford Explorer Platinum, the 3.3L Hybrid engine is a monster that’s capable of pumping out 318 horsepower and 322 lb.-ft. of torque. Moreover, when this engine is paired with the available Class IV Trailer Tow Package, the Ford Explorer towing capacity reaches 5,000 lbs., which led all hybrid engines in its class in the 2022 model. Even without the package, the engine can tow up to 3,000 lbs. 

Ford Explorer Max Towing Capacity

3.0L EcoBoost® V6 Engine

This direct injection engine, which is standard on the Ford Explorer ST, the Ford Explorer King Ranch®, and the Ford Explorer Platinum, is turbocharged with Ford Performance tuning to dominate the road with a whopping 415 lb.-ft. of torque, 400 horsepower, and the ability to reach 143 MPH. Not only that, but the 3.0L EcoBoost® engine is built with Auto Start-Stop Technology that saves fuel when the vehicle is stopped. When included with the Class IV Trailer Tow Package, this performance focused engine will provide the Ford Explorer a towing capacity of an astonishing 5,600 lbs.

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Now that you know the facts, it’s time to make your move. Visit Twin State Ford today to purchase your Ford Explorer.

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