Ford Explorer 2005
The 2005 Ford Explorer carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ford Explorer 2005 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Explorer here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
THE Explorer probably wouldn't be my first choice. I'd opt for a Nissan Patrol, Toyota Landcruiser or Mitsubishi Pajero. But if you're towing only 1600kg I'd consider a smaller four-wheel-drive wagon such as a Pathfinder or a Prado. Even a Subaru Outback would tow your caravan, happily cope with the bush roads you want to go down, and be more comfortable. The Explorer is known to have problems with the auto transmission and the timing chains, which are at the back of the engine and costly to replace if they break.
Ford Explorer 2005 Towing capacity
The Ford Explorer has maximum towing capacity of 2500kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Ford Explorer Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|XLT (4X4)||SUV||4.0L,ULP,5 SP AUTO||2500kg|
|XLT (4X4)||SUV||4.6L,ULP,5 SP AUTO||2500kg|
|Limited (4X4)||SUV||4.6L,ULP,5 SP AUTO||2500kg|