How Much Can a Ford Explorer Tow?

December 14th, 2019 by

2020 Ford Explorer Towing a Boat
Want a three-row SUV that comfortably seats seven, provides plenty of room for cargo, and boasts impressive towing? Then look no further than the 2020 Ford Explorer, on sale now near Normal at Sam Leman Ford. But how much can a Ford Explorer tow, exactly? When properly equipped, the Ford Explorer towing capacity reaches 5,600 pounds. Even if you opt for the new hybrid model, you’ll enjoy a strong blend of towing strength and efficiency. Learn more about the Ford Explorer towing capacity with Sam Leman Ford.

Ford Explorer Engine Options

Redesigned for the 2020 model year, the Ford Explorer offers new engine options. Discover how much you will be able to tow around Decatur with each one:

  • 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder
    • 300 hp
    • 310 lb-ft of torque
    • 10-speed automatic with selectShift® capability
    • Maximum towing capacity of 5,300 pounds
  • 3.0L EcoBoost® V6
    • 365 hp or 400 hp, depending on the trim
    • 380 lb-ft of torque or 415 lb-ft of torque, depending on the trim
    • 10-speed automatic with selectShift® capability
    • Maximum towing capacity of 5,600 pounds
  • 3.3L Hybrid
    • Naturally aspirated V6
    • 10-speed automatic with selectShift® capability
    • Maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds

Ford Explorer Towing Features

The Ford Explorer engines and towing capacities are impressive on their own, but behind the numbers is a range of features that enhance this SUV’s capabilities. Take advantage of the following:

  • All-new rear-wheel drive: New for the model year is standard rear-wheel drive, which boosts towing capacity by 600 pounds from the year prior.
  • Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™: Models with the V6 engines come with this 4WD system as standard, which switches between Normal, Mud/Rut, Sand, or Grass/Gravel/Snow modes for ultimate control on Champaign roads. This drivetrain is available with other powertrains, as well.
  • Towing and Trailer Sway Control: Towing large loads often compromises handling, but with this system, engine power adjusts and brakes are selectively applied to ensure ultimate control and stability.
  • Sidewind Stabilization: Strong winds also make towing large loads difficult, so this system helps to counteract the wind and stabilize the vehicle.
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™: AdvanceTrac® with RSC™ monitors yaw and roll rates using gyroscopic sensors, and helps retain control in the event of wheel-slip, understeer, or oversteer. It also includes Curve Control, which slows the Explorer’s speed during tight cornering.
  • Class III Trailer Tow Package: Opt for this package to maximize your Explorer’s towing capacity with the 2.3L EcoBoost® and 3.3L hybrid engines. The package comes standard with the 3.0L EcoBoost® engine.

Test Drive the Ford Explorer at Sam Leman Ford!

Enhance your towing capacity in the Springfield area behind the wheel of the new Ford Explorer at Sam Leman Ford! Get in touch to schedule your test drive, and make sure to take advantage of our Ford Explorer lease deals! Still doing your research? Get to know the latest iteration of the Ford Bronco with our team! Need a bit more power? Explore our Ford truck inventory today.

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