Ford Explorer Towing Capacity Table – 2009-2018

The following table contains the maximum trailer weight (towing capacity) recommended for a Ford Explorer for every model year 2009 and after. Use the drop downs to find a particular year, trim or engine.

We have provided a link to the source of each rating – typically the owner’s manual. Always consult your owner’s manual for towing instructions.

YearTrimEngineMax Tow CapacityDescriptionSources
2018FWD2.3L I-4 Turbocharged2,000 Tow Package Required, Factory-installed towing equipment not offered for this application; available only as aftermarket accessory. Fusion Hybrid and Energi not rated to tow a trailer.Source
2018FWD/4WD2.3L I-4 Turbocharged3,000Tow Package RequiredSource
2018FWD/4WD3.5L V-62,000 Tow Package Required, Factory-installed towing equipment not offered for this application; available only as aftermarket accessory. Fusion Hybrid and Energi not rated to tow a trailer.Source
2018FWD/4WD3.5L V-65,000Tow Package Required* *Maximum loaded trailer weight requires weight-distributing hitch.Source
2018FWD/4WD3.5L V-6 Turbocharged5,000Tow Package Required* *Maximum loaded trailer weight requires weight-distributing hitch.Source
20094.0L V-63,500 3.31:1,Automatic 4 Speed.30:14.30:1 Source
20092WD4.0L V-65,3753.73:1Source
20094WD/AWD4.0L V-65,2053.73:1Source
20094.6L V-83,5003.55:1Source
20092WD4.6L V-87,285 3.31:1,Tow Package Required Source
20094WD/AWD4.6L V-87,115 3.31:1,Tow Package Required Source
2010Explorer 2WD4.0L V-63,5003.55:1/3.73:1Source
2010Explorer 2WD4.0L V-65,375Tow Package RequiredSource
2010Explorer 4WD4.0L V-63,5003.55:1Source
2010Explorer 4WD4.0L V-65,205Tow Package RequiredSource
2010Explorer 4WD4.6L V-83,5003.55:1Source
2010Explorer 4WD4.6L V-87,115 3.55:1,Tow Package Required Source
2010Explorer AWD4.0L V-63,5003.55:1Source
2010Explorer AWD4.0L V-65,000Tow Package RequiredSource
2010Explorer AWD4.6L V-87,1153.55:1Source
2010Sport Trac 2WD4.0L V-65,2503.73:1Source
2010Sport Trac 2WD4.6L V-87,1603.55:1Source
2010Sport Trac 2WD/AWD4.0L V-65,0803.73:1Source
2010Sport Trac 2WD/AWD4.6L V-86,9903.55:1Source
20112.0L Turbocharged2,000Source
20113.5L V-62,000Source
20113.5L V-65,000Tow Package RequiredSource
20122.0L Turbocharged2,000Source
20123.5L V-62000Source
20123.5L V-65,000Tow Package RequiredSource
20132.0L Turbocharged2,000Source
20133.5L V-62,000Source
20133.5L V-65,000Tow Package RequiredSource
20142.0L I-4 Turbocharged2,000Source
20143.5L V-62,000Source
20143.5L V-65,000Tow Package RequiredSource
20152.0L Turbocharged2,000Source
20153.5L V-62,000Source
20153.5L V-65,000Tow Package RequiredSource
2016FWD2.3L Turbocharged2,000Source
2016FWD/4WD3.5L V-65,000Source
20164WD3.5L V-6 Turbocharged5,000Tow Package RequiredSource
2017FWD/4WD2.3L Turbocharged2,000Source
2017FWD/4WD2.3L Turbocharged3,000Tow Package RequiredSource
2017FWD/4WD3.5L V-62,000Source
2017FWD/4WD3.5L V-65,000Tow Package RequiredSource
2017FWD/4WD3.5L V-6 Turbocharged5,000Tow Package RequiredSource

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