How much towing power does the 2017 Ford Explorer have?

How much towing power does the 2017 Ford Explorer have?

Whether you’re looking at Ford trucks, SUVs, or even cars (yes, really) the Blue Oval has always managed to stay on top of the towing game. The toughest jobs are usually reserved for the Ford F-Series, but that doesn’t mean that SUVs like the 2017 Ford Explorer can’t hold their own. Take a look at just how much towing power the 2017 Ford Explorer can have!

2017 Ford Explorer Towing Capacity2017 Ford Explorer Towing Capacity

The Ford Explorer is in a really good spot as far as SUVs go. You can pack seven people on the inside and still have plenty of room for cargo. It has a strong towing capacity, but still has a competitive fuel efficiency rating. It’s not too big and not too small. In total, you will be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds in the 2017 Ford Explorer, though this somewhat depends on what engine you have under the hood.

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There are three available engines for the 2017 Explorer: a 3.5L V6, 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 and 3.5L EcoBoost V6. Both V6 engines in the Explorer will allow for up to 5,000 pounds of towing, while the I-4 engine maxes out at 2,000 pounds. You can, however, get up to 27 MPG on the highway with this fuel efficient and sporty option.

Towing features in the 2017 Ford Explorer

The powerful engines in the 2017 Ford Explorer aren’t the only things that help make it a capable towing machine — there are also plenty of features in the Explorer to help out when you’re pulling a trailer. Things like a standard rear view camera, Hill start assist, trailer sway control, and other tech features can make towing much easier in the Ford Explorer.

Towing features in the 2017 Ford Explorer

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