How Much Can a Ford Explorer Tow?

2022 Ford Explorer towing a trailer


Have you wondered about the new Ford Explorer towing capacity? The latest model proves that it’s the jack of all trades, boasting comfortable seating for seven, lots of cargo space, and an impressive towing capacity of 5,600 pounds when properly equipped. Learn more about the Ford Explorer tow packages and the towing capabilities in this guide from the automotive experts at Auffenberg Ford South Belleville near Waterloo. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Ford Explorer Engine Options 

Redesigned for the 2020 model year, you can expect exciting powertrain options, offering lots of benefits to your daily routine and weekend adventures. Check out the Ford Explorer towing capacity with each of the engine options below:

  • 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder:Rated at 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, this engine allows the Explorer to tow up to 5,300 pounds when properly equipped.
  • 3.0L EcoBoost® V6: Thanks to a 10-speed automatic transmission, twin turbos, and direct injection, you’ll enjoy 365 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque on Platinum trims, whereas this engine on ST trim levels get a power boost to 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. When powered by this V6, the Explorer can tow up to 5,600 pounds.
  • 3.3L Hybrid: Despite its fuel-efficient capabilities, the Explorer’s hybrid powertrain still allows Mascoutah drivers to tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Are There Ford Explorer Towing Features?

For drivers to make the most of the Ford Explorer towing capacity, take advantage of the following Ford Explorer tow packages or features.

  • Rear-wheel drive: Not only does this give the vehicle a sportier appearance, but it also improves driving capabilities and towing capacity by 600 pounds compared to previous models.
  • Towing and Trailer Sway Control: This system brakes selectively and adjusts engine power to ensure trailer control and stability.
  • Sidewind Stabilization: This program counteracts strong winds to help you remain in control rather than having to fight the wind.
  • Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™: Switch between Normal, Mud/Rut, Sand, or Grass/Gravel/Snow modes for ultimate control on Columbia roads.
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™: AdvanceTrac® with RSC™ monitors yaw and roll rates using gyroscopic sensors to help retain control in the event of wheel-slip, understeer, or oversteer. It also includes Curve Control, which helps the Explorer’s speed during tight cornering. 
  • Class III Trailer Tow Package: Equip your Ford Explorer with this package for maximum towing capabilities. It is available with 2.3L EcoBoost® and 3.3L hybrid engines, but it comes standard with the 3.0L EcoBoost® engine.

Test Drive the Ford Explorer at Auffenberg Ford South Belleville! 

Wondering about the Ford Explorer XLT towing capacity or the Ford Explorer towing packages, give us a call! We want to make sure that you find the Explorer that’s better suited for handling your everyday needs and weekend adventures. Contact us today for more details or to test drive your chosen Explorer trim level.


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