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2018 Ford Explorer Towing Capacity

2019 Ford Explorer XLTAre you looking for a vehicle with towing capacity that can rival even the toughest pickup truck, but you don’t want to sacrifice precious passenger space? Charles Gabus Ford has the solution for you: the 2018 Ford Explorer. Hitting the streets of Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny will be a totally new experience from the driver’s seat of this vehicle, and you’ll have the added bonus of knowing that you can tow more than the average SUV.

As the popular tagline boasts, Ford is built tough, and when it comes to the 2018 Explorer, there is no exception. To learn more about the Ford Explorer towing capacity, continue reading below, and find the best options available with a range of towing packages.

Ford Explorer Towing: All in the Engine

The 2018 Explorer offers three different engine options as well as additional towing packages to suit varying needs. Whether you’re taking the boat to the lake for the weekend or hauling a trailer for work, you’ll find that the Explorer will exceed your expectations.

2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder Engine: With this engine option, you’re able to tow 2,000 pounds and up to 3,000 pounds with the available Class II Trailer Towing Package. This package includes a hitch receiver and 4-pin trailer wiring harness to ensure that what you’re towing remains safe.

3.5L V6 Engine: This engine can help you tow 2,000 pounds and up to a whopping 5,000 pounds with the optional Class III Trailer Towing Package. This package consists of a 7-wire harness and pin connector, a hitch receiver, and engine oil cooler.

3.5L EcoBoost® V6 Engine: Get the best of both worlds with this incredibly durable engine and tow up to 5,000 pounds with the required Class III Trailer Tow Package. This also offers AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, an advanced system that brakes and adjusts the engine power to keep what you’re towing on track.

More Interior Cargo Space

2018 Ford Explorer Trunk ViewMoving heavy items isn’t all about towing, which is why the Ford Explorer included even more ways to transport whatever’s important to you with their 2018 model.

The Explorer has the ability to hold up to seven passengers with the available PowerFold® third-row seat. When in the upright position, this extra row in the back of the SUV can hold two passengers comfortably. With the simple press of a button, the seats fold flat, leaving you with ample extra space. The cargo volume for the Ford Explorer totals 21 cubic feet; this climbs to 43.9 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down.

Ford Explorer: Get Towing

With the ability to tow up to 5,000 pounds and an awe-worthy amount of cargo space, the 2018 Ford Explorer is ready to work with you. This SUV is ideal for families, travelers, and even as a work vehicle, and it’s prepared to take on the roads of Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny with vigor.

To learn more about the 2018 Ford Explorer towing capacity, contact the team at Charles Gabus Ford today! We’ll be pleased to schedule a test drive or answer further questions about this vehicle and its capabilities.

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