2018 Ford Explorer in Blue MetallicThe Ford Explorer, with a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, is a good pick for area drivers who like to get out and discover Pocono Pines and other areas surrounding Scranton.

To give you a better idea of how to maximize your Ford Explorer towing capacity around the Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, and Blakeslee areas, check out this review from the team at Ray Price Ford.

Ford Explorer Towing Capacity: Engine Specs

2018 Ford Explorer PerformanceThe Explorer gives drivers a choice between three engines, but if you want to maximize your towing capacity, opt for either the 3.5L V6 engine or the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine. The standard V6 engine generates 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. The EcoBoost® engine puts out even more, generating 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

With either of these engines you can tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. They're also paired with a 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission that provides smooth and efficient shifting.

However, it includes available steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, as well, that let you take control of your upshifting and downshifting when necessary to maximize your towing capabilities.

Explorer Towing Technology

The Ford Explorer also makes several technology features available to help improve your towing experience. For example, when you're hitching up, the standard rear view camera makes it easy to line up your hitch with your trailer.

When you hit the road, trailer sway control monitors your trailer's motion. If it begins to sway at all, this feature will automatically reduce engine speed and apply brakes as necessary to keep everything steady. This is especially helpful when taking on winding mountain roads.

If you're travelling down a particularly steep descent with a trailer in tow, standard Hill Descent Control™ is a helpful feature to avoid any runaway situations. Set a preferred descent speed and let your Explorer automatically apply brake pressure to keep your speed under control.

Ford Explorer Towing Equipment

2018 Ford Explorer Towing CapacityIf you plan on regularly towing with your Ford Explorer, you'll want to be sure your SUV is properly equipped with one of the two available towing packages.

For Ford Explorer SUVs equipped with either of the 3.5L engines, add on the available Class III Trailer Tow Package. This package includes useful accessories, like:

  • Class III trailer hitch receiver
  • Engine oil cooler
  • 7-/4-pin wiring harness

You can also add in the Ford Safe and Smart® Package to get the available Lane-Keeping System. This system uses sensors to identify lane markings. If it senses you're veering from your intended lane of travel, it issues an alert and gently steers you back in line. This is helpful if you're towing a trailer at maximum capacity and accidentally stray out of your lane due to the backloaded weight.

Learn More about the Ford Explorer Towing Capacity

If you have any questions about how to get the most out of your Ford Explorer towing capacity in the Blakeslee, Scranton, or Mount Pocono areas, come see the team at Ray Price Ford. We'll happily fill you in with all the details and get you out for a drive around the Pocono Pines and Scranton areas.

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