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How Much Can a 2023 Ford Explorer Tow?

Published on Mar 3, 2023 by Product Expert

The 2023 Ford Explorer – as its name suggests – is built for family adventures and when adventure calls, you may want to tow your boat or a camper. Families interested in a family-friendly SUV with towing capabilities want to know – how much can a 2023 Ford Explorer tow? Find out with this quick look at Ford Explorer towing and payload specs created by Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL.

What Is the 2023 Ford Explorer Towing Capacity?


The 2023 Ford Explorer is a capable option when it comes to family adventures with a trio of powertrains to choose from – a 300-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder, a 400-horsepower 3.0-liter EcoBoost® V-6 and a 318-horsepower 3.3-liter PowerBoost® V-6 Hybrid – that pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.


Ford Explorer Base, XLT, ST-Line, Timberline and Limited trim levels will tow up to 5,300 pounds of cargo with the Class IV Trailer Tow Package. Explorer entries powered by the 3.0-liter EcoBoost® V-6 promises a 5,600-pound maximum towing capacity. Ford Explorer Hybrid models will tow 5,000 pounds of cargo. 


When you embark on your next family adventure, the 2023 Ford Explorer may be the perfect option with room for up to eight passengers and 18.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. With the third-row seats laid flat, the Ford Explorer will accommodate 47.9 cubic feet of cargo space – which can expand to 87.8 cubic feet of cargo space with second- and third-row seats laid flat.


Towing Capacity

  • 2.3-Liter EcoBoost® I-4 RWD
    • 5,300 Pounds

  • 2.3-Liter EcoBoost® I-4 4WD
    • 5,300 Pounds
  • 3.0-Liter EcoBoost® V-6 4WD
    • 5,600 Pounds
  • 3.3-Liter PowerBoost® Hybrid
    • 5,000 Pounds

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