I'm looking for a $15,000 SUV to pull my 4,000-lb travel trailer, and I really like the Ford Explorer. I've been looking at some used 2014 Ford Explorer Sport vehicles with ~100,000-125,000 miles on them, but am concerned about the reliability of Ecoboost Twin-Turbo engines.
Ecoboost Twin-Turbo longevity: Is there much life left in a 125,000-mile 3.5L Ecoboost, especially if I'm going to be stressing it a lot near the tow limit of 5,000 lbs?
Twin-Turbo Ecoboost vs. non-Turbo towing capacity: I understand that the Twin Turbo Ecoboost 3.5L V6 in the Explorer Sport generates more torque than the 3.5L non-turbo AWD XLT model with the tow package, but while both are rated to 5,000 lbs (2014 version here) does that mean one is better than the other?
I read some raving reviews online about the Ecoboost, but depending on the mechanic I talk to I get a very different picture.