How much can the 2020 Ford Explorer haul?

By Product Expert | Posted in Cargo & Passenger Space, Ford, Ford Explorer, Towing & Payload on Monday, August 19th, 2019 at 3:46 pm
mom and daughter and their dog walking up to the open rear cargo door of the 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer cargo and towing capacities

The Ford Explorer has been a staple in the stellar Ford SUV lineup for years, and the new model is bringing a fresh set of updates to the vehicle to keep it moving forward. While a lot of updates have taken place on its exterior to give it a new look, it’s what’s inside that really counts. Let’s take a look at the 2020 Ford Explorer cargo and towing capacities to see how much you can bring along on your next vacation. 

2020 Ford Explorer towing and hauling numbers

With a full passenger load, you can put 18.2 cubic feet of cargo behind the third row. Need more room? Fold the third row down to make for 47.9 cubic feet. Finally, the 2020 Ford Explorer can fit as much as 87.8 cubic feet of cargo behind the first row with the third- and second-row seats folded down, which will certainly help you out on moving day or any other day you need ample space in your vehicle.  

If you need to carry more in a trailer behind you, you’ll be pleased with the towing numbers the Explorer has. Equipped with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and Class III Trailer Tow Package, it can tow up to 5,300 pounds, while models given the 3.0-liter EcoBoost can haul as much as 5,600 pounds when properly equipped. Just think of the possibilities! 

cargo in the back of the 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer towing a boat

Cargo and towing accessories

Flexibility is the name of the game with the 2020 Explorer and its functionality. To help manage the cargo loading, the 2020 Ford Explorer offers an available hands-free, foot-activated liftgate, 50/50 fold-flat rear seat backs, as well as a cargo management system, which consists of additional pockets on the side and a storage area underneath the cargo floor to provide extra room for your items. 

The 2020 Ford Explorer is equipped with a new rear-wheel drive system, which boosts the towing capacity by 600 pounds from the previous model year. The standard trailer sway control system will also assist with your towing. This helpful system works to brake selectively as well as adjust engine power to assist with the control of the trailer behind you so it isn’t swinging all over the place.   

It’s clear the 2020 Ford Explorer is meant to do what its name implies—explore! So, go out and explore this wonderful world of ours with the 2020 Ford Explorer. 

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