Whether it's for work or for play, towing capacity is a vital part of what a vehicle can do. If you're on the hunt for a dependable compact SUV with the kind of towing capacity you can rely on for your Cincinnati, Newport, and Covington area drives, our team here at Fuller Ford has put together the following Ford Escape towing capacity review. In it, we'll cover towing, engine specs, and safety features to provide you with a well-rounded understanding of what the Ford Escape can do.

Towing Capacities and Engine Options

The Ford Escape has a wide range of engine possibilities. Each one has its own towing capacity. The Escape comes standard with a 2.5-liter iVCT I-4 engine that gives you 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. Its towing capacity is 1,500 pounds.

The Escape is available with a 1.5-liter EcoBoost® I-4 engine. It produces up to 179 horsepower along with 177 lb-ft of torque and has a 2,000-pound towing capacity. This engine is equipped with Auto Start-Stop Technology that helps to save a bit on gas while reducing emissions.

The Ford Escape is also available with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost® I-4 engine. This one also has Auto Start-Stop Technology. It generates a robust 245 horsepower, 275 lb-ft of torque, and a towing capacity that can get up to 3,500 pounds.

All three engines are equipped with the 6-Speed Automatic Transmission with SelectShift® capability that enables you to have more control by giving you the option of switching from fully automatic to semi-automatic shifting.

For extra towing support, the Class II Trailer Tow Prep Package is available with the 2.0-liter engine and includes a Class II hitch receiver, trailer sway control, and an auxiliary transmission oil cooler.

Ford Escape Safety Features

The 2019 Ford Escape provides you with a number of useful safety features that work to enhance your overall driving as well as towing experience. For instance, the available Ford Safe & Smart™ Package itself includes the following:

  • Driver-Activated Front Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers. When the weather gets rough, these give you the luxury of being able to focus on the drive itself with a clear view.
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps. The convenient Auto High-Beam Headlamps automatically turn on when conditions call for better visibility. They also shut off to avoid momentarily blinding oncoming traffic.
  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert. The Blind Spot Information System uses radar to detect vehicles when they enter your blind spots and alert you when this happens. When you're backing up, the Cross-Traffic Alert aspect of this feature tells you if a vehicle is within 15 yards of you.  
  • Lane-Keeping System. This one sends a slight vibration to the steering wheel when you get too close to the lane boundary line. It can even use directional steering torque to help you get back into the lane when you've drifted too far. 

Get Behind the Wheel of the Ford Escape Today

If you call Cincinnati, Newport, or Covington home, and you'd like to get a firsthand feel for the Ford Escape, contact Fuller Ford Cincinnati to schedule your test drive.

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