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The 2018 Ford Explorer axles consist of five different final drive ratios, depending on model, engine and drive wheels.

2018 Ford Explorer Towing

ConfigurationAxle RatioGCWR (lbs)Max Loaded Trailer Weight (lbs)
3.5L TiVCT Duratec V6 FWD3.3999805000
3.5L TiVCT Duratec V6 AWD3.65101605000
2.3L TiVCT EcoBoost I4 FWD3.3668802000
2.3L TiVCT EcoBoost I4 AWD3.5168802000
3.5L EcoBoost V6 AWD3.16104005000

 

2018 Ford Explorer Powertrain

BrandModelTrim LevelEngineEngine LayoutEngine AspirationCompression RatioFuelFuel DeliveryValve LiftersEngine Block MaterialCylinder Head MaterialWheel DriveTransmissionAxle RatioPower (hp / kW @ RPM)Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)Fuel Economy FWD (City / Hwy / Comb)Fuel Economy AWD (City / Hwy / Comb)Curb Weight (lbs)
FordExplorerXLT, Limited3.5L Duratec - Cyclone Ti-VCTV6 DOHCAtmospheric10.8: 1GasolineSequential multi-port electronic fuel injectionDirect acting mechanical bucketCast aluminumCast aluminumFWD / AWDFord 6-speed 6F auto with SelectShift3.39 (FWD) / 3.65 (AWD)290 / 216 @ 6500255 / 346 @ 400017 / 24 / 2016 / 23 / 194,443 FWD, 4,629 AWD
FordExplorerXLT, Limited2.3L EcoBoostI4 DOHCTurbocharged10.0: 1GasolineDirect InjectionDirect acting mechanical bucketCast aluminumCast aluminumFWDFord 6-speed 6F auto with overdrive3.36 (FWD) / 3.51 (AWD)280 / 209 @ 5600310 / 420 @ 300019 / 27 / 2218 / 25 / 214,385 FWD, 4,556 AWD
FordExplorerSport, Platinum3.5L EcoBoostV6 DOHCTwin Turbocharged10.0: 1GasolineDirect InjectionDirect acting mechanical bucketCast aluminumCast aluminumAWDFord 6-speed 6F auto with paddle shifters3.16 (AWD)365 / 272 @ 5500350 / 474 @ 3500N/A16 / 22 / 184,901 AWD
FordExplorerPolice Interceptor Utility3.7L Duratec-Cyclone Ti-VCTV6 DOHCAtmosphericTBDGasolineSequential multi-port electronic fuel injectionDirect acting mechanical bucketCast aluminumCast aluminumAWDFord 6-speed 6F3.65 (AWD)305 / 227 @ 6500280 / 380 @ 4250TBDTBDTBD
FordExplorerPolice Interceptor Utility3.5L EcoBoostV6 DOHCTwin Turbocharged10.0: 1GasolineDirect InjectionDirect acting mechanical bucketCast aluminumCast aluminumAWDFord 6-speed 6F3.16 (AWD)365 / 272 @ 5500350 / 474 @ 3500N/A16 / 22 / 18TBD
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