2018 Ford Escape Towing Capacity

The 2018 Ford Escape towing capacity show that this capable SUV is able to tow up to 3,500 pounds. That's enough to tow a small boat or trailer out to Waterloo New Reservoir. The Ford Escape trim levels influence how much you're able to tow, so explore this towing guide from Auffenberg Ford Belleville today.

How Much Can a Ford Escape Tow?

2018 Ford Escape With Trailer

Depending on which engine and drivetrain you choose, you'll get different max towing numbers. The 2018 Ford Escape towing capacity range:

  • 2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine with Front-Wheel Drive - 1,500 pound towing capacity
  • 1.5L 4-Cylinder EcoBoost Engine with All-Wheel Drive - 2,000 pound towing capacity
  • 1.5L 4-Cylinder EcoBoost Engine with Front-Wheel Drive - 2,000 pound towing capacity
  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder EcoBoost Engine with Front-Wheel Drive - 3,500 pound towing capacity
  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder EcoBoost Engine with All-Wheel Drive - 3,500 pound towing capacity

How Does Ford Escape Towing Capacity Compare to Other Crossovers?

The Ford Escape 2018 towing capacity offers more than you'll find with many SUVs, and it's a hit with critics as well. Explore these towing specs from leading competitors:

  • 2018 Nissan Rogue - 1,102 pounds
  • 2018 Subaru Forester - 1,500 pounds
  • 2018 Jeep Cherokee - 2,000 pounds
  • 2018 Kia Sportage - 2,000 pounds

Ford Escape Towing Features

To tow up to 3,500 pounds, you'll need to equip the Escape with the Class II Trailer towing package. It's available with the Escape Titanium, SE, and SEL trims. The Class II towing package includes the following features:

  • Trailer sway control activates the brakes and reduces engine torque to compensate for trailer sway.
  • An auxiliary transmission oil cooler keeps your transmission cool when you're towing heavy loads.
  • Paddle shifters allow for precise shifting and a high-performance feel.

Beyond the Ford Escape Towing Capacity

For more information, check in with Auffenberg Ford Belleville. We're located just a short drive from Mascoutah, and we can help you compare the Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V.

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