How Much Can a Ford Explorer Tow?

June 19th, 2019 by

2019 Ford Explorer driving in snow

You may be asking yourself, “how much can a Ford Explorer tow”? With the proper equipment, the 2019 Ford Explorer towing capacity ranges between 3,000 and 5,000 pounds. That’s in addition to a payload range from 1,259 to 1,717 pounds. These figures equate to the new Ford Explorer SUV’s ability to handle any construction job around Granger or weekend getaway. Discover all that’s in store with the Ford Explorer towing capacity and performance specs with Jordan Ford.

Ford Explorer Engine Offerings

Take your pick between three Ford Explorer engines to achieve your ideal towing capacity:

  • 3.5L V6: Expect 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque from this engine that featuresTi-VCT (twin independent variable camshaft timing).
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder: Fuel efficiency and power come from this engine, with its EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway* and 280 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6: Turbocharging and direct injection help this engine to generate 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. It comes standard on Explorer Sport and Explorer Platinum trims.
2019 Ford Explorer towing a boat

Ford Explorer Towing Packages

Adding a towing package to your Ford Explorer ensures strong towing returns for South Bend drivers. There are two options.

  • Class II Trailer Tow Package: Ford Explorer models that run on a 2.3L engine can add this package to tow up to 3,000 pounds with a frame-mounted hitch and wiring harness.
  • Class III Trailer Tow Package: The 3.5L V6 engine can be paired with this package, which includes a frame-mounted hitch, four- and seven-pin trailer connectors, and an engine cooler to tow up to 5,000 pounds.
2019 Ford Explorer interior with towing feature

Towing Safety Features

When towing around Osceola, the following intelligent safety features will help with your control and overall safety:

  • Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™: Choose between Normal, Mud/Rut, Sand, or Grass/Gravel/Snow modes as you tackle difficult terrain around Granger.
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™: Maintain control in the event of wheel slip, understeer, or oversteer with AdvanceTrac® with RSC™. This also comes with Curve Control for enhanced control during tight cornering.

Experience the Ford Explorer Towing Capacity at Jordan Ford!

Learn more about the 2019 Ford Explorer and its other utility and interior features at Jordan Ford! Get in touch to schedule a test drive, and make sure to check out our new vehicle specials to save when you decide to get behind the wheel!

*EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

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