The 2021 Ford Explorer towing capacity is one of the major reasons this capable SUV continues to be a go-to option for drivers in Glen Allen, Ashland, and Rockville, Virginia.

Along with the ability to tow immense cargo, the Ford Explorer flexes impressive horsepower and torque ratings. In the coming paragraphs, we'll be diving into the performance specifications of this SUV so that you know exactly what to expect when it comes time for a test drive.

Richmond Ford West wants to ensure you land the right model, so if you have additional questions, call us!

How Much Can the 2021 Ford Explorer Tow?

The Ford Explorer's towing capacity peaks at 5,600 pounds. That figure is reliant upon the 3.0L V6 engine, though. If you opt for one of the other two motors available outside of the V6, your Explorer will still deliver sturdy, strong towing.

Here's how the 2021 Ford Explorer towing capacities check in for each available performance setup:

  • 3.0L V6 has a maximum towing capacity of 5,600 pounds.
  • 2.3L 4-cylinder has a maximum towing capacity of 5,300 pounds.
  • 3.3L Hybrid V6 has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

2021 Ford Explorer Specs

A staple of Ford is the diverse engine lineup, which allows motorists to customize their model's performance, and the Ford Explorer is a good example of this practice.

For instance, the Explorer comes with three unique engine options that each tout their own set of traits. The options are:

  • 3.0L V6: 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.3L Turbocharged 4-cylinder: 300 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.3L Hybrid V6: 318 horsepower and 322 lb-ft of torque

The 3.0L V6 achieves that impressive output if you choose the sporty ST trim of the model. Other trims with the V6 engine deliver 365 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Mated to each engine regardless of trim is a 10-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift® capability for crisper gear switches.

Additional Performance Boosts

The engines that power the Ford Explorer are a key reason why this SUV is so tremendously capable. However, there are other performance features that work to boost your experience behind the wheel, too.

For example, the Induction System can be naturally aspirated, turbocharged, or twin turbocharged. Plus, the exhaust setup benefits greatly from your choice of dual exhaust or quad exhaust tips.

Other boosts to your overall performance come in the form of:

  • Intelligent 4WD (4-Wheel Drive) System with Terrain Management System™
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link independent rear suspension
  • 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System

Test Out the 2021 Ford Explorer Towing Capacity

The Explorer flaunts some of the most impressive capability of any SUV on the roads near Glen Allen, Ashland, and Rockville, VA.

If you would like to settle into the driver's seat and get a gauge on how much the Ford Explorer can towcontact Richmond Ford West, and we'll happily arrange for a test run!

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