How Much Can a Ford Explorer Tow? 

Ford Explorer Towing

If you are searching for three-row SUVs in the Buffalo area, then you have likely come across the 2020 Ford Explorer. This Ford SUV has garnered significant praise from auto critics, given its spacious interior, premium features, and powerful performance. To that end, you may find yourself wondering: "How much can a Ford Explorer tow?" Across the lineup, you can expect a Ford Explorer towing capacity that ranges from 5,000 pounds to 5,600 pounds, depending on the setup you select. Learn more about the new Ford Explorer tow rating and how it will serve you around Lancaster with Basil Ford.

Ford Explorer Towing Capacity by Engine

The Ford Explorer towing capacity you can achieve in and around Cheektowaga depends on the engine you choose. Check out the Ford Explorer performance specs below.

2.3L EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder

  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 300 hp
  • 310 lb-ft of torque
  • 5,300-pound towing capacity

3.0L EcoBoost® V6

  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 365 hp to 400 hp
  • 380 lb-ft of torque to 415 lb-ft of torque
  • 5,600-pound towing capacity

3.3L Hybrid

  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 318 hp
  • 322 lb-ft of torque
  • 5,000-pounds towing capacity

Ford Explorer Towing Features

Want to ensure the best towing experience possible around Depew? Take advantage of Ford Explorer towing features like:

  • Standard rear-wheel drive, which maximizes towing capabilities
  • Available Intelligent 4WD, which delivers traction as needed based on driving conditions
  • Terrain Management System™, which offers seven selectable drive modes, including a tow/haul mode
  • Trailer Sway Control, which selectively brakes and adjusts engine power for optimal trailer control
  • Sidewind Stabilization, which works to counteract heavy gusts of wind
  • Class III Trailer Tow Package, which includes a frame-mounted hitch, trailer connectors, engine oil cooler, and cargo management system
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with available Trailer Coverage, which alerts you to vehicles in your blind spot and alongside your trailer
  • Available Hill Descent Control™, which helps you maintain a set speed when driving down an incline for better control

Test Drive the Ford Explorer at Basil Ford!

The 2020 Ford Explorer towing capacity certainly takes things to the next level for Amherst-area drivers like yourself, especially as compared to smaller Ford SUVs like the Ford Escape. Ready to get behind the wheel for yourself? Schedule a test drive in Cheektowaga at Basil Ford!