2020 Ford Escape Towing Capacity

The 2020 Ford Escape offers the road manners of a sedan, the space of a wagon, and the remarkable utility of an SUV-including a towing capacity that outperforms many of its rivals.

Drivers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle can learn more about the 2020 Ford Escape towing capacity with our comprehensive review. Created by the team at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg, it tells you everything you need to know about this SUV's towing capacity.

What's the 2020 Ford Escape Towing Capacity?

Depending on the engine option you choose, the Escape is capable of towing an impressive amount of weight.  With the base engine and the 8-speed automatic transmission, the Escape can tow up to 2,000 pounds.

Upgrading to the 2.0-liter engine gives the Escape an impressive 3,500 pounds of towing capacity-enough to tow plenty of recreational vehicles, such as a boat, camper, or a trailer loaded up with equipment.


The Ford Escape SUV is standardly outfitted with a 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine that produces 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. The next engine option is a 2.5-liter hybrid engine that boasts 200 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque.

Drivers in search of more power will enjoy the 250-horsepower 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine that's available for the Escape. This engine is not only stunningly quick, but it also has incredible amounts of low-end torque that make it ideal for towing.

All traditional engines pair to an 8-speed automatic transmission and a continuously variable transmission for hybrid trims. Front-wheel drive is standard for all trim levels, while the optional Intelligent AWD system splits power between the front and rear wheels to maintain perfect traction in any conditions. The 2020 Escape can also clamp the front brakes individually to simulate torque vectoring and help it handle better.

Tow Package

To enhance the Ford Escape towing capacity, a Class II Trailer Tow Package is available. This includes trailer sway control technology, auxiliary transmission oil cooler, a 4-pin trailer wiring harness, and a hitch receiver.

With the trailer sway control feature, the system automatically applies precise braking or reduces the engine torque to keep the vehicle and trailer under control when it detects trailer sway. Because trailer sway can be a dangerous situation, this is an incredible safety feature for enhancing stability and driver confidence.

Additional Features

 Curve Control is another unique feature of the Escape. If you approach a turn too fast, this system will slow down the vehicle by utilizing throttle reduction and anti-lock braking. When you're in the curve, G forces tend to transfer more traction to the outside tires than the inside ones, which can compromise your stability. The torque vectoring control system improves the traction in this situation by transferring torque to the wheels with the most grip. This reduces the risk of losing control and forces the front end to hug the inside of the curve.

AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ is another feature that's helpful in both normal driving situations and with a trailer in tow. This feature uses gyroscopic sensors to monitor your roll rate. This in turn allows AdvanceTrac® to help you maintain control when it detects traction loss, roller motion, understeer, or oversteer. It also helps your vehicle remain in control in inclement road conditions, such as ice or rain.

Test Drive the 2020 Ford Escape

With its impressive towing capacity, powerful engine options, and state-of-the-art safety features, the 2020 Ford Escape is a versatile, capable option in the midsize SUV class.

Drivers in the Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle areas can experience the 2020 Ford Escape towing capacity in person by visiting Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg. Call or stop by today to schedule your test drive!

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Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg

6320 Carlisle Pike
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