This towing capacity increased in 2007 from the 2006 model, which had a towing capacity … for models that used the 4.0L engine. *Check with your dealer for additional requirements, … For 2008, the Ford Explorer had an overall maximum trailer capacity of 3,500-7,310 lbs. The 4.6-litre V8 puts down 292-hp and offers a maximum 6800 lbs of towing capacity (1390 lbs of payload). |   document.write('