How much can a Ford Explorer tow? This versatile SUV proves it's not just built for grocery trips and sports carpools, but also for weekend camping trips and even job sites around Waterloo! The Ford Explorer towing capacity maxes out at 5,600 pounds when properly equipped. There are three engine options available, your choice of which will affect the towing capabilities - there's even a hybrid powertrain! Check out all of the exciting details surrounding the new Ford Explorer towing capacity with Auffenberg Ford Belleville, below!

How Much Can a Ford Explorer Tow With Each Engine?

Redesigned for 2020, the all-new Ford Explorer now offers a hybrid powertrain, the towing capacity of which may surprise you! Take a look at your three engine options and their respective towing specs, right here:

  • 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder:This base engine is rated to tow 5,300 pounds, paired with 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.0L EcoBoost® V6: Upgrade to this V6 powertrain to get a 10-speed automatic transmission, twin turbos, direct inject, 365 hp, and 380 lb-ft of torque on ST trims. Platinum trims get a boost to 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. No matter which trim you opt for with this engine, the towing capacity is 5,600 pounds.
  • 3.3L Hybrid: Despite its fuel-efficient capabilities, the Explorer's hybrid powertrain still allows Columbia drivers to tow up to 5,000 pounds!

Get to Know the Ford Explorer Towing Features

The Ford Explorer is equipped to deliver a safe, confident towing experience through any Mascoutah road conditions:

  • All-new rear-wheel drive: This new drivetrain option gives a sportier appearance to your Explorer while enhancing its towing capabilities by 600 pounds./
  • Towing and Trailer Sway Control: This advanced system acts on its own to brake selectively and adjusts engine power as needed to ensure your trailer remains steady in place through any condition.
  • Sidewind Stabilization: Trailering through strong gusts of wind? This system counteracts the effects and keeps you in control, rather than struggling to fight against the wind.
  • Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™: Towing a camper through some tough terrain to reach your campsite? This feature enables you to seamlessly switch between Normal, Mud/Rut, Sand, or Grass/Gravel/Snow modes for ultimate control.
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™: This system monitors yaw and roll rates via gyroscopic sensors, helping you retain control should you experience a wheel-slip, understeer, or oversteer. Curve Control also comes standard with this system, helping you handle tight cornering when towing.
  • Class III Trailer Tow Package: Opt into this package to reach your Explorer's full towing potential. It's standard with the 3.0L EcoBoost® engine and available with the 2.3L EcoBoost® and 3.3L Hybrid configurations.

Find Your New Explorer at Auffenberg Ford Belleville!

Don't wait any longer to upgrade your adventures! Contact Auffenberg Ford Belleville to set up an Explorer test drive today. Apply for financing to get pre-approved before your visit, and don't forget to check out our new vehicle specials. Need to do more research? Compare the Ford Explorer vs. Ford Bronco or the Chevy Traverse!