Ford Explorer Towing Capacity Review

When you buy an SUV, you expect it to be capable of carrying all your cargo, including when you have to tow something. So, how much can the dependable 2019 Ford Explorer carry for drivers in Long Beach and Anaheim? Norm Reeves Ford Superstore Cerritos finds out for you by looking at the Ford Explorer towing capacity.

Ford Explorer Towing Capacity

The new Ford Explorer continues this classic SUV's tradition of being fully capable of hauling all the cargo or gear you need for your vacation or project.

There's a selection of powerful and exciting engines that gives it a maximum towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. That gives you all the help you need to move everything from a couple dirt bikes to a trailer or a boat.

Whatever you need towed can conveniently hook up to the sturdy trailer hitch receiver and be secured with either a 7- or 4-pin wiring harness.

Explorer Engine Power

To haul all that weight, the 2019 Ford Explorer features a lot of power under the hood. There are actually three unique engines available that you can choose from.

The base engine is a 3.5L V6 with Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT). This smart valve train helps it get up to 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque.

The second choice is a 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine that gets 280 horsepower and a useful 310 lb-ft of torque. Sticking with the EcoBoost® series, the final option is a 3.5L V6 that gets a powerful 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

Each one of these engines works with a versatile and efficient 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission.

Ford Explorer Interior Towing Features

From the moment you're trying to connect the trailer to your tow hitch, through your whole drive, the 2019 Ford Explorer has features that are looking out for you and your cargo. Some of the technology making your drive easier includes:

  • Rear View Camera - When you shift into reverse, this standard camera uses your dashboard infotainment screen to show you a live video of what's directly behind you. It also features backup assist grid lines to show you what path you're on and make lining up with your trailer even easier.
  • Trailer Sway Control - During your drive, you can rest easy knowing that your trailer is stable and secure. This feature monitors your cargo and can detect if it begins to sway. It then applies braking and throttle to the necessary wheels to get your trailer back in line.
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) - You'll also have technology watching out for you along your sides. The BLIS® feature lets you know when the coast is clear to safely change lanes.
  • Hill Start Assist & Hill Descent Control - You should be able to take your trailer anywhere you want to go, including up and down hills. With Hill Start assist helping prevent rollback, and Hill Descent Control assisting with maintaining a safe speed on your way down, you'll be able to take your trailer up and over anything in your path.

Test Drive the Ford Explorer

Visit Norm Reeves Ford Superstore Cerritos to test drive the Ford SUV. With lots of power and features, you'll be able to confidently tow whatever you need moved around Long Beach and Anaheim.

To learn more about this Ford Explorer towing capacity review, contact us or stop in and see us sometime.

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