2019 Ford Explorer Towing Capacity

2019 Ford Explorer on residential street 

If you're thinking about purchasing a new Ford Explorer, you're on a path that leads to capability and performance that know no bounds. The 2019 Ford Explorer, when properly equipped, can tow between 3,000 to 5,000 pounds. That's more than enough to tow a fishing boat or a trailer full of light-duty equipment for Cheektowaga job sites. Explore the details on the Ford Explorer towing capacity, engine options, and more with Basil Ford, then stop by for a test drive in Buffalo!

Ford Explorer Engine Performance

There are three available engines with the 2019 Ford Explorer:

  • 3.5L V6: Paired with Ti-VCT (twin independent variable camshaft timing), your Explorer will generate up to 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque with this engine, offering stable performance through low, medium, and high power ranges.
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder: Lancaster drivers love the Ford EcoBoost® engines for their power and efficiency. On the Explorer, the 2.3L EcoBoost® earns an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway, generating 280 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6: This EcoBoost® V6 utilizes turbocharging and direct injection to deliver 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. If you opt for the Ford Explorer Sport or Platinum trim, this will be your standard engine.
2019 Ford Explorer on road

Ford Explorer Towing Packages

If you really want to get the most from your Explorer in terms of towing, we recommend outfitting it with one of the following available towing packages:

  • Class II Trailer Tow Package: Available on Explorers with the 2.3L EcoBoost® engine, this tow package will equip you with all the necessary components - including a frame-mounted hitch and wiring harness - to be able to tow up to 3,000 pounds.
  • Class III Trailer Tow Package: Available on models with the 3.5L EcoBoost® engine, this tow package gives you everything you need to tow up to 5,000 pounds, including an engine cooler, four- and seven-pin trailer connectors, and a frame-mounted hitch.

Towing Safety Features

Depew drivers who get behind the wheel of an Explorer every day can attest to its intelligent safety features, which are some of the best in the industry. Below you'll find details on a couple of safety features that will come in handy when you're towing through rough conditions:

  • Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™: Towing on rough road conditions will be no problem when you employ this system, which allows you to switch between Normal, Mud/Rut, Sand, or Grass/Gravel/Snow modes at a moment's notice.
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™: Gyroscopic sensors monitor your yaw and roll rates in this system, allowing you to remain in control if a wheel-slip, understeer, or oversteer occur while towing through Amherst. You'll also get Curve Control with this feature, allowing you to maneuver tight corners with ease.

Get Behind the Wheel at Basil Ford!

Now that you know all about the Ford Explorer towing capabilities and engine specs, the next step is to get behind the wheel! While we can't hitch a trailer up for your test drive, you will be able to experience the engine performance and superior handling of the Explorer. Contact us to schedule your test drive or just stop by our Buffalo dealership at your convenience. Before you stop by, be sure to check out our Manager's Specials and even explore other models in the Ford SUV lineup.

Need help deciding whether you should buy or lease your Explorer? Our guide is a great place to start. Depending on your decision, you can follow up by applying for credit online.