How Much Can the 2023 Ford Explorer Tow?

June 12th, 2023 by
A silver 2023 Ford Explorer is parked along a road at sunset.


With seating for up to seven people and a cavernous cargo area, the 2023 Ford Explorer is a great option if you’re looking for a new family SUV. But how much can the 2023 Ford Explorer tow? The 2023 Ford Explorer towing capacity maxes at 5,600 pounds when equipped with the Class IV Trailer Tow Package! Learn more with the team at Ford Spring Hill below, then contact us to take a test drive in Spring Hill!

2023 Ford Explorer Towing Capacity by Engine

The 2023 Ford Explorer features three powertrain options to suit the needs of every Hudson driver, including a hybrid option for a boost in fuel economy. That said, the 2023 Ford Explorer towing capacity slightly varies depending on which engine you select. Take a look at the specifications of each engine option below to see which one best fits your needs:

2.3L EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder

  • 300 hp
  • 310 lb-ft of torque
  • Max towing capacity of 5,300 pounds

3.0L EcoBoost® V6

  • 400 hp
  • 415 lb-ft of torque 
  • Max towing capacity of 5,600 pounds

3.3L Hybrid

  • 318 hp
  • 322 lb-ft of torque
  • Max towing capacity of 5,000 pounds

What Can the 2023 Ford Explorer Tow?

So, what can the 2023 Ford Explorer tow with a maximum capacity of 5,600 pounds? Here is an overview:

  • Jet skis
  • Fishing boat
  • Kayaks
  • Camping trailer
  • Enclosed utility trailer
  • And more!

The Ford Explorer allows you to tow your items confidently around Port Richey thanks to standard features like Trailer Sway Control. However, it’s essential to verify the exact weight of what you plan to tow beforehand for the safety of you and other drivers around you.

Find the Perfect Ford Explorer at Ford Spring Hill!

Now that you know more about the 2023 Ford Explorer towing capacity, we invite you to our dealership to learn more about this impressive SUV! We’re conveniently located near Brooksville, so contact us today to arrange your visit. While you’re here, check out our new vehicle specials for a chance to save on a Ford Explorer in Spring Hill.


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