For a compact SUV, the Ford Escape has an out-of-this-world towing capacity: up to 3,500 pounds, when you equip it with the 2.0L EcoBoost® Class II Trailer Tow Package. When you consider the fact that it also offers standard fuel economy ratings of up to 21 city miles per gallon and up to 29 highway miles per gallon, that towing rating becomes all the more impressive1. That’s why we’ve created this article…
Our team here at The Lake Dealerships is here to serve all our customers around Lewistown, State College, Bellefonte, and the surrounding Pennsylvania communities. So, if you’d like to schedule your Escape test drive soon, simply reach out to us—call us, stop by in person, or drop us a line on our site.
More Info: Class II Trailer Tow Package
The first step to understanding more about the Ford Escape’s towing capacity is to understand its 2.0L EcoBoost® Class II Trailer Tow Package. This 3,500-lb upgrade is available on the Escape Titanium trim.
The 2.0L Twin-Scroll EcoBoost® engine part of the deal kicks out about 245 horsepower (when you use 93-octane fuel). Then, there are all the features and systems that are included in this tow package:
- Trailer Sway Control Technology: There’s nothing as dangerous as an out-of-control trailer.
- Auxiliary Transmission Oil Cooler: It’ll support your factory cooling system during heavy usage.
- Paddle Shifters: This makes it easier to shift gears, without having to move all over the place.
However, let’s say that you’ve decided to go with the Escape SE or the Escape SEL, rather than the top-of-the-line Escape Titanium. That’s not a problem! You can still upgrade to the 1.5L EcoBoost® Trailer Tow Package, which offers the same features above, and puts your towing capacity at 2,000 pounds.
Plus, this model’s available Intelligent 4WD System certainly won’t make things more difficult, either. As it continuously monitors driving conditions every 16 milliseconds, it actually transfers torque to the axle that needs it most. This means that you can breathe a sigh of relief, and you can start focusing on what you’re going to do when you get to where you’re going, whether that’s the jobsite, the campsite, etc.
Learn more about the trim level comparisons here!
What can I tow with these capabilities?
Regardless of which option you go with, you should be able to tow almost anything you need to tow.
With the 3,500-pound rating, you’re looking at hauling stuff like a lightweight travel trailer, personal watercraft, or even a utility trailer with a couple of snowmobiles attached. And, even with the 2,000-pound rating, you’ll still be able to handle a small aluminum boat, or perhaps a pop-up tent trailer, too.
Contact us at The Lake Dealerships to set up a Ford Escape test drive…
We’re extremely excited about getting all our friends around Bellefonte, State College, and Lewistown behind the wheel of the Ford Escape. We’d also be happy to answer all of your questions about how it’ll help you to tow and haul the things that are important to you. Interested? Get in touch with us ASAP…
Just call us from your cell, stop by in person, or fill out a form on our website to start the conversation.
1EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.