Looking for a midsize SUV that exceeds your towing and hauling expectations? The 2019 Ford Explorer may be just the vehicle you need. What is the Ford Explorer towing capacity? The Explorer can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

This vehicle offers a spectrum of engines, each with a different capacity. At Peacock Ford, we want to walk Maitland, Orlando, and Winter Park shoppers through the details. Discover more about what the Explorer can do!

Midsize SUV Towing Capacity: The Details

You have a trio of engines to choose from in the Ford Explorer. Two of those three options lend this SUV its max towing capability of 5,000 pounds. The base 3.5L V6 (290 horsepower) and the range-topping 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 (365 horsepower) have what it takes!

The mid-tier engine, a 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder (280 horsepower), can tow up to 3,000 pounds. That alone is enough power to move a pop-up camping trailer, small utility trailer, or even a small fishing boat. With the vehicle's 5,000-pound max towing capacity, you'll have the power to pull:

  • Small hard-side RV
  • Small recreational boat
  • Pair of jet skis

Towing in the Ford Explorer: Equipment

You'll have plenty of standard systems to make towing safer and more streamlined in the Ford Explorer. AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™) offers Trailer sway control and Curve Control, so you can stay balanced on the roads.

Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control™ can help keep all that power and capability under control. When you're approaching an incline, you can move your foot from the brakes to the gas without rolling back. If you're headed downhill, the braking system can engage to help avoid runaway acceleration.

Want a little extra traction? An Intelligent 4-Wheel-Drive (4WD) System is available to send power where it's needed most.

Explorer Cargo Space & Hauling Capacity

Towing isn't the only way to move things with the Ford Explorer. This crossover SUV has a cavernous cabin that can hold quite a bit of cargo. Behind the third row of seats, you'll have 21 cubic feet of space for your groceries, sports gear, luggage, and more.

Need more room? Just fold the third row and expand that capacity to 43.9 cubic feet. It's the perfect size to hold outdoors gear, like camping supplies or bikes. Fold the second row of seats, and you'll have 81.7 cubic feet of cargo volume for even larger items, like furniture pieces.

Available 3rd-row PowerFold® 50/50 split-folding bench seats allow you to expand your cargo space by pressing a button. Need to access the cargo area while your hands are full? An optional hands-free, foot-activated liftgate is here to help!

Experience the Ford Explorer Towing Capacity Today

We want to help Maitland, Orlando, and Winter Park shoppers discover the Ford Explorer towing capacity and other capabilities. Now that you have a better idea of what this midsize SUV can do, it might be time to schedule a test drive.

You can do so right here at Peacock Ford. Our team of auto experts will answer all your questions and get you behind the wheel!

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