esTo truly understand the 2020 Ford Escape towing capacity, drivers will need to explore the Ford escape engine options as well as its towing package. As a complete redesign for 2020, this new Ford SUV has upped the ante across all systems, with particular emphasis on performance. See below with the Auffenberg Ford Belleville experts to learn how the new Ford Escape can upgrade your Waterloo adventures.

Towing Capacity by Ford Escape Engine

Mascoutah drivers who prefer the slightly better fuel economy of two-wheel will note that the impressive maximum Ford Escape towing capacity can be achieved with either the FWD or AWD configuration. See below for the towing capacity by each of the new Ford Escape engines:

2.0L EcoBoost® engine

  • Output: 250 hp, 280 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing Capacity: 3,500 pounds

1.5L EcoBoost® engine

  • Output: 181 hp, 190 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing Capacity: 2,000 pounds

2.5L iVCT Atkinson CycleHybrid

  • Output: 220 hp, 155 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing Capacity: 1,500 pounds

2.5L iVCT Atkinson Cycle I-4 Plug-In Hybrid:

  • Output: 221hp, 155 lb-ft of torque
  • Towing Capacity: 1,500 pounds
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No matter which Ford Escape engine you select, you'll also have impressive efficiency, whether it's the EPA-estimated 44 city/37 highway mpg of the 2.0L EcoBoost® or the EPA-estimated 27 city/33 highway mpg of the hybrid options.

2020 Escape Towing and Performance Features

Comparable with other Ford SUV options, the 2020 Ford Escape towing capacity is made possible with a vast array of performance features:

  • Selectable Drive Modes: To achieve the ultimate in control, efficiency, and agility on Columbia roads, drivers can toggle between different modes like Sport, Eco, Normal, Slippery, and Deep Snow/Sand.
  • All-Wheel Drive Disconnect: Because AWD models post lower fuel economy ratings, the Ford engineers have implemented the AWD disconnect to engage AWD only when necessary, boosting your efficiency.
  • AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control): This system detects threatening road conditions and corrects slippage and steering issues to keep you in control.
  • Trailer Sway Control: This restabilizes and corrects potential sway to keep your SUV and trailer in sync wherever you go.

Learn More About the Ford Escape at Auffenberg Ford Belleville

Interested in learning more about the 2020 Ford Escape engines and the rest of its impressive systems? Contact us at Auffenberg Ford Belleville today to speak with one of our specialists about this rugged SUV. You can learn more about the Ford Escape dimensions and see how the Escape compares to other models like the Chevy Equinox. Our dedicated team is standing by to walk you through any part of your next upgrade. Take a virtual test drive today from the convenience of your own home!