What Is the Ford Escape Towing Capacity?

November 25th, 2019 by

2020 Ford Escape towing a boat

The 2020 Ford Escape has arrived in Oswego with a complete redesign, but rest assured that all updates only serve to enhance the Escape’s already impressive capabilities. In fact, the Ford Escape towing capacity remains quite strong, allowing drivers to haul up to 3,500 pounds around Naperville. Of course, the Ford Escape engine that you select will influence tow ratings. Learn about how much the Ford Escape can tow with River View Ford!

Towing Capabilities by Ford Escape Engine

Don’t let the 2020 Escape’s small stature fool you. This compact crossover SUV has the mighty performance capability to tow whatever you need in and around Montgomery, and its maximum towing capacity matches that of the Ford Edge. The 2.0L EcoBoost® engine allows the Escape to tow up to 3,500 pounds, whether you decide on front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the 1.5L EcoBoost® engine can provide a Ford Escape towing capacity of up to 2,000 pounds, and even models with the hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains can tow up to 1,500 pounds.

2020 Escape Towing and Performance Features

The high towing capacity of the new Ford Escape wouldn’t be possible without the proper equipment. Check out the various towing and performance features available with the Ford Escape:

  • All-Wheel Drive Disconnect: When all-wheel drive is not needed on the Yorkville streets, this system disables the rear driveline so that only the front wheels propel the vehicle.
  • Selectable Drive Modes: Choose between Eco, Sport, Normal, Slippery, and Deep Snow/Sand to enhance control, whether or not you have a trailer attached to your Escape.
  • AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control): Based on road conditions, this system corrects slippage and steering issues to help keep you in control.
  • Trailer Sway Control: Thanks to this system, a heavy trailer attached to your Escape won’t sway wildly, as Trailer Sway Control restabilizes and corrects potential sway.

2020 Ford Escape towing boat on brick road

Test Drive the 2020 Ford Escape at River View Ford

When you test drive the 2020 Ford Escape at River View Ford and decide to buy with us, you can take advantage of our new vehicle specials to save on your purchase! In the meantime, our knowledgeable staff is here to answer any questions you have about the Escape dimensions, our current inventory, to learn about the Ford EcoSport MPG, Ford accessories, or how to obtain bad credit financing. Feel free to get in touch with us at your convenience!

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