The correct answer is 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, which is enough to meet the needs of 99.6% of Explorer owners per Ford’s own research. Coincidentally, that weight also translates to $2.3 million in one-dollar bills, when loaded onto an open trailer. As the narrator of the video demonstrates, the 2011 Ford Explorer also has reasonably good acceleration when towing 5,000 pounds, and can be equipped with trailer sway control to ensure that whatever you’re towing stays behind you.
Personally, I’d have opted for an enclosed trailer and $2 million in ones, just to be safe. Convert that $2.3 million into fifties, and you can probably fit it into the back of the 2011 Explorer with the seats folded down. Sooner or later the narrator will have to stop at a traffic light, or for gas, and that just isn’t going to end well. Enjoy the video, and here’s to more car makers injecting some humor into their ads.