2011 & Newer ExplorerDiscuss the all new redesigned Ford Explorer
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Kinda bummed the towing rating didn't increase though (it's still 5,000lbs). You would think with more power, bigger brakes, and more chassis reinforcement it could tow more. At least enough to match the V6 Durango (6,200lbs).
For what it's worth, the ecoboost slaps my F-150 around like a wet dish rag and that's with the 3.31 axles.
I can only imagine the fun that could be had in an Explorer with the EB 3.5L.
Speaking of which, It was pretty interesting to me to find that the Explorer Sport has 3.16 axles. Now, the Explorer's transmission is geared lower than the F150's, but when you run the numbers, it's about the same as an F150 with 3.55 axles.
Being the Explorer is rated for 16/22 with that 3.16 rear, it seems to me that Ford's fuel economy ratings for Ecoboost F150 were done with 3.55 axles. That offers a pretty good explanation as to why people with 3.73 axle EB F150s are seeing worse than rated fuel economy on average.
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