Ford Escape Towing Capacity

November 24th, 2019 by

2019 Ford Escape Titanium

You’ve got your RV road-ready and you’re thinking about heading out of Conway on a Carolina beach adventure. You need a vehicle that’s both fun and stylish for road trips, but has the powerful towing capacity to pull your camper. Or maybe you need to get your boat to port and take full advantage of what makes South Carolina beach life so special. The newly redesigned Ford Escape has the towing capacity to get you and your gear where you want to be without sacrificing the fun, sporty style that turns heads in Murrells Inlet.

Ford Escape Engine

To pull small RVs, campers, and boats, you need a powerful engine. The Ford Escape offers several varieties that make this crossover SUV exceptionally versatile.

  • The 1.5L EcoBoost® engine is standard in Ford Escape S, SE, and SEL trim packages. The EcoBoost function makes the Escape more fuel efficient by shutting off the gas engine when you stop, and automatically restarting it when you hit the accelerator. It saves gas without sacrificing power. This engine still delivers 180 hp and 177 lb.-ft. of torque.
  • The 2.0L EcoBoost® Engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology is optional in the SEL and and Ford Escape Titanium trim packages. This bigger engine boosts the horsepower to 250 hp, with 275 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough to tow a good-sized boat from Florence to the beach.
  • The Hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 engine comes standard in the Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid, and the Titanium doesn’t skimp on horsepower, either with 198 hp. The plug-in version is equally powerful.

2019 Ford Escape interior

Ford Escape Towing

How do these three engines compare in towing capacity? Both the 1.5L EcoBoost and the Hybrid 2.5L iVCT can tow up to 1,500 pounds. The 2.0L EcoBoost bumps the Ford Escape’s towing capacity up to 3,500 pounds. For optimal towing, add the Class II Trailer Tow Package which includes a 4-pin trailer wiring harness, a hitch receiver and trailer sway control.

Beach Automotive Group Has the Ford Escape You Want!

Your weekend adventure dreams begin at Beach Automotive Group. Contact us and we’ll help you design a Ford Escape that’s ready to tow whatever you need to hitch. From boats to trailers, Beach Automotive Group is here to help you get the beach lifestyle you want with a great Ford Escape. Learn more about its dimensions today.