Ford Explorer Towing Capacity

The 2018 Ford Explorer is known as one of the most capable vehicles in its class. Complete with the towing capacity and features Ford is known for, the Explorer sets itself apart from the pack.

Drivers in Doylestown, Philadelphia, and Warminster can discover more about the Ford Explorer towing capacity and features with this in-depth review from Fred Beans Ford.

Powerful Engines for Towing and Hauling

 The base engine for the Ford Explorer is a 3.5L V6 that produces 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. Other engine options include a 2.3L turbo 4-cylinder engine with 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, which can tow as much as 3,000 pounds, and a twin-turbo 3.5L V6 engine with 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, which can tow up to 5,000 pounds. With these numbers, the Explorer can tow a small camper, boat, or trailer loaded up with ATVs.

The 2018 Explorer also comes with a multi-traction drive system that adjusts from Normal to Mud and Ruts, Sand, or Snow mode, adjusting the power and braking to the driving conditions. Though this system is designed for off-roading, it provides an extra layer of protection and confidence when going downhill with a trailer in tow.

Towing Features

Though there's plenty of existing towing capacity and security, the 2018 Ford Explorer also comes with a variety of standard and optional towing technology for a hassle-free towing experience.

A rearview camera comes standard, which is helpful in many driving situations. This feature not only makes it easier to maneuver in a tight parking lot, but it also gives you a great view of the attached trailer and helps guide you during hookup.

Trailer Sway Control is also available, which uses course-correcting technology to keep the Explorer and trailer stable and protect the cargo.

The Explorer can be fitted with the optional Class III Trailer Tow package, which includes an engine oil cooler for improved performance, a wiring harness, and a tow hitch for more convenient loading.

Safety Features

 The Ford Explorer comes with plenty of advanced safety features that work to keep you safe and protected on the road, whether it's just your vehicle or your full load.

With Forward Collision Warning, front sensors alert you to an impending collision or an unsafe travel distance from the vehicle in front of you. This is an excellent feature to have on a normal drive, but when your vehicle is tasked with stopping a fully loaded trailer, maintaining a safe distance, and avoiding hard braking is incredibly important. Adaptive Cruise Control works in a similar manner, which provides some relief on long rides.

Blind-Spot Monitors with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert provide a view of the areas just outside the driver's sightline and send alerts if a vehicle or pedestrian is behind the vehicle. With an attached trailer, this additional view of the blind spots helps with merging and passing on busy highways.

Check Out the 2018 Ford Explorer

With its impressive towing capacity, powerful engines, and remarkable towing features, the 2018 Ford Explorer is a capable utility vehicle that doubles as a family-friendly hauler. If you're in the Doylestown, Philadelphia, and Warminster areas, stop into Fred Beans Ford today for a test drive.

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