Ford Escape Towing Capacity Review

The Ford Escape is a top-ranked SUV in a competitive class, thanks to its impressive power and capability. It has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.

Drivers in Detroit, Sterling Heights, and Warren can learn about the Escape's power and capability with this Ford Escape towing capacity review from Crest Ford.


Ford Escape Engine Options

The Escape comes standard with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that makes 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. The optional upgrade for the SEL and Titanium models is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Both engines mate to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid options include a 2.5-liter inline-four with an 88-kWh electric motor and a continuously variable transmission and a plug-in hybrid with a Level 1/Level 2 AC charging port.

Both engines are capable and offer brisk acceleration and plenty of reliable power delivery. The eight-speed automatic transmission makes good use of the engines' capabilities. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. The Escape also has an all-wheel-drive disconnect that can disable the rear driveline to conserve fuel. Depending on the engine, the Escape gets an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG with the base engine and an EPA-estimated 23 city/31 highway MPG with the available 2.0-liter.


Ford Escape Towing and Performance

The maximum towing capacity comes from the 2.0-liter engine and is rated for 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. With the 1.5-liter engine, the Escape can tow up to 2,000 pounds. With the hybrid engines, the Escape can tow up to 1,500 pounds. Its maximum towing capacity can be reached with the optional towing package, which includes a 4-pin trailer wiring harness and trailer-sway control, a feature that detects trailer sway and adjusts to keep control of your vehicle.

Several features are available to enhance the Escape's capability, including selectable drive modes for fuel economy, sport performance, normal driving, and slippery or sandy conditions. These modes use the electronic stability control system and traction control system automatically to adjust your driving experience.


Ford Escape Safety

The Escape comes with many helpful safety features that help with towing, such as blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a feature that alerts you if you're changing lanes or reversing and there's a vehicle or pedestrian in your path. You'll also get automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning, a feature that warns you of potential collisions and applies the brakes. Lane-keep assist is also included, which gently guides you back to your lane if you drift.

Numerous features are available, including stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, a feature that adjusts your cruising speed to stay with the flow of traffic. Parallel and perpendicular park assist and rear parking sensors are also optional.


Experience the 2021 Escape Towing Capacity

With its range of engines, impressive towing capacity, and a bevy of available and standard features, the 2021 Ford Escape is ready for your weekend adventures.

Drivers in Detroit, Sterling Heights, and Warren can find out more about the 2021 Ford Escape towing capacity by visiting Crest Ford. Call or stop by today to schedule your test drive!

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