2018 Ford Explorer Towing Capacity

If you're looking for a vehicle that can help you get work done in Newport, Covington, or Cincinnati, look no further than the Ford Explorer. Thanks to the 2018 Explorer's maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, you'll easily be able to haul around your most important items, from a trailer filled with work equipment to a boat destined for a leisurely afternoon on the water.

At Fuller Ford, we understand that you want to learn everything you can about a vehicle before investing your money, which is why we've offered this convenient review of the 2018 Ford Explorer towing capacity. Learn a little more about what you can tow with the Ford Explorer and some of this SUV's available features that make towing easier.

What Engine Do You Need?

Engine power is the most important component of towing ability. If you want to be able to haul equipment with your new Ford Explorer, you will need one of two available engines. The first is the standard 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine that outputs 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

The second is the 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. If you're interested in the optional V6 engine, you need to choose either the Sport or Platinum trim levels, as this engine is not available on lower trims.

Class III Trailer Tow Package

In addition to choosing one of the engines mentioned in the previous section, you will also need to equip your vehicle with the Class III Trailer Tow Package for the maximum 2018 Ford Explorer towing capacity. By selecting this package, you'll receive several features that make towing easier, safer, and more effective.

For instance, the Class III Trailer Tow Package offers an engine cooler that will make sure your engine doesn't overheat while hauling a heavy load. This package also includes a trailer hitch and a wiring harness that will allow you to securely connect your Explorer to a trailer.

Advanced Towing Features

With the Ford Explorer, you'll also enjoy several available features that are meant to take the guesswork out of towing. Having these features means being able to tow your items wherever and whenever you need.

Trailer sway is always a risk while towing, which is why the Explorer offers a trailer sway control feature. Integrated with the AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, trailer sway control will apply your brakes and adjust your engine power to stop your trailer from swaying. The Explorer also offers a Hill Descent Control system that makes it easier to maintain command of your vehicle when driving down a steep hill.

Test Drive the Ford Explorer

Now that you know all about the 2018 Ford Explorer towing capacity, you should experience this vehicle for yourself by scheduling a test drive at Fuller Ford. When you visit our lot, one of our sales representatives can tell you all about the features of the Ford Explorer, including its impressive towing capacity. Spend just a few minutes browsing our new and pre-owned inventory, and you'll easily find a vehicle that you'll want to drive around Cincinnati, Covington, and Newport.

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