How Much Can a Ford Explorer Tow?

How Much Can a Ford Explorer Tow

When you’re looking for a seven-seat SUV with towing power you’re likely asking, “How much can a Ford Explorer tow?” The maximum Ford Explorer towing capacity clocks in at 5,600 pounds when properly equipped. Even the hybrid Ford Explorer towing capacity reaches an impressive 5,000 pounds. That’s plenty to get your boat to Lake Carlyle from Granite City or Collinsville. Learn more about the Ford Explorer towing capacity and the Ford Explorer tow package with Auffenberg Ford North in O'Fallon, then take a look at our Explorer inventory.

Ford Explorer Engine Options

At the heart of the 2021 Ford Explorer towing is a selection of three powerful engine options, including the hybrid choice. Here’s how they compare in how much a Ford Explorer can tow:

2.3L EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder

  • 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque

  • 5,300-pound towing capacity

3.0L EcoBoost® V6

  • 10-speed automatic transmission

  • Twin turbos

  • Direct injection

  • 365 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque on Platinum trims

  • 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque on ST trims

  • 5,600-pound towing capacity

3.3L Hybrid

  • 5,000 pound towing capacity

  • Naturally aspirated V6

  • 10-speed automatic with selectShift® capability

  • 318 hp and 322 lb-ft of torque

Ford Explorer Towing Features

Enhance your Ford Explorer towing experience with these Ford Explorer tow packages and other features that make towing from Fairview Heights a breeze!

  • Rear-wheel drive: Improve driving capabilities and towing capacity by 600 pounds.

  • Towing and Trailer Sway Control: Brakes selectively and adjusts engine power to ensure trailer control and stability.

  • Sidewind Stabilization: Counteract strong winds, keeping you 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.

  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™: 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 Ford Explorer Tow Package: Standard on the 3.0L EcoBoost® engine and available on the hybrid and 2.3L EcoBoost®.

Test Drive the Ford Explorer at Auffenberg Ford North!

Ready to feel the power of the Ford Explorer towing capacity for yourself? Contact Auffenberg Ford North and schedule a test drive in O'Fallon today!