How Much Can a Ford Explorer Tow?

April 18th, 2019 by

2019 Ford Explorer Towing a Boat

When you outfit it with all the right gear, the 2019 Ford Explorer can tow up to 1,361 to 2,268 kg, with a payload capacity of 571 to 779 kg. If you need to haul equipment to your Winnipeg job site or tow your boat to Lake Winnipeg for a relaxing day of fishing, the new Ford Explorer will get you there. Check out the Explorer towing capacity, performance specs, and safety features with Capital Ford Winnipeg, below.

What Are My Ford Explorer Engine Options?

When you’re shopping for your Ford Explorer near Winnipeg, you’ll have three engine options:

  • 3.5L V6: Twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) help this engine to deliver up to 290 hp, producing strong performance at low, medium, and high power ranges.
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder: With a 2.3L EcoBoost® engine, your Explorer will deliver up to 280 hp.
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6: The 3.5L EcoBoost®, available on the Sport and Platinum trims, utilizes direct injection and turbocharging to produce up to 365 hp,

2019 Ford Explorer Platinum Parked by Beach House

Does the Ford Explorer Offer Towing Packages?

The 1,361- or 2,268-kg towing capacity of your Explorer is dependent on the following towing packages:

  • Class II Trailer Tow Package:
    • This package is optional on Explorers with a 2.3L engine. You’ll receive all the necessary equipment to tow up to 1,361 kg, such as a wiring harness and frame-mounted hitch.
  • Class III Trailer Tow Package:
    • This package is available on Explorers with a 3.5L V6 engine, and it equips your Explorer with an engine oil cooler, four- and seven-pin trailer connectors, and a frame-mounted hitch, allowing you to tow up to 2,268 kg with ease.

What Towing Safety Features Are Available with the Explorer?

The 2,268-kg max towing capacity of your Explorer will take care of the heavy lifting, but Winnipeg drivers will appreciate the extra help they can get from the available towing safety features. Here are just a couple of examples:

  • Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™: When it’s time to leave the paved path for the rough terrain of the road less traveled, this system will allow you to switch between Normal, Mud/RUT, Sand, or Grass/Gravel/Snow modes with ease.
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™: You can remain in-the-know of your Explorer’s yaw and roll rates with AdvanceTrac®. It uses gyroscopic sensors to maintain stability in the frightening event of a wheel-slip, understeer, or oversteer. You’ll also get Curve Control, which helps maintain your speed on tight corners.

Test Drive the Ford Explorer at Capital Ford Winnipeg!

When you’re ready to learn more about what the Explorer can do, simply contact us to schedule a test drive at our Winnipeg dealership. Our Ford specialists will be able to answer all your questions and tell you all about our new Ford specials. Before you go, learn more about how the Explorer interior features and the intuitive Ford SYNC® infotainment system can enhance your driving experience.

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