2021 Ford Escape Towing Capacity

Ford Escape Towing


Looking for a sporty, spacious SUV that can tow? If so, then the Ford Escape may have just what you’re looking for in your next car. It opens opportunities to explore the scenic areas around Wilmington, New Castle, and Newark, DE, and beyond.

Our team at Sheridan Ford has put together the following review of the 2021 Ford Escape to give you a virtual introduction to this capable SUV. As you explore its towing capacity and features, feel free to reach out with any questions!


How Much Can the Ford Escape Tow?

Ford Escape SpecsWhen properly equipped with All-Wheel Drive as well as the available 250-horsepower 2.0L EcoBoost® engine and the Class II Trailer Tow Package, the 2021 Ford Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds. That means, you can bring oversized outdoor toys on family vacations and weekend excursions.

From hauling snowmobiles up to the mountains to towing jet skis out to the shore and enjoying the peace and quiet of the woods in a lightweight travel trailer, the Ford Escape elevates every adventure to the next level.

Engaging Engines With Different Towing Capacities

In addition to the available 2.0L EcoBoost® engine that helps it reach its full towing potential, the 2021 Ford Escape offers a few other engine options, each of which delivers a different towing capacity rating. The rest of the lineup includes:

  • 1.5L EcoBoost® engine
  • 2.5L Atkinson-cycle hybrid engine
  • 2.5L Atkinson-cycle plug-in hybrid engine

The peppy 181-horsepower 1.5L EcoBoost® engine comes standard and can tow up to 2,000 pounds. The hybrid engines, on the other hand, each offer up to an impressive 200 total system horsepower and can still tow up to 1,500 pounds. That means, you can enjoy optimal efficiency while still bringing along oversized toys on your next trip.

Ford Escape Engine Specs

Trailer Sway Control Lends a Helping Hand

The Class II Trailer Tow Package comes with Trailer Sway Control, which works to stabilize whatever you’re towing every step of the way. It monitors conditions and if it detects that the trailer is swaying, it automatically responds either by applying the brakes or reducing the engine torque. With this helpful feature on board, you can travel with greater peace of mind.


2021 Ford Escape: Personalized Driving Experiences

Ford Escape Eco ModeThe Ford Escape also comes standard with selectable drive modes that make it easy to tailor its performance depending on your mood or the road conditions ahead. The available drive modes include Normal as well as the following:

  • Eco
  • Sport
  • Slippery
  • Deep Snow/Sand

The 2021 Ford Escape plug-in hybrid configuration also features four distinct EV modes that give you the power to choose how you want to use the electric power components on every drive. With Auto EV mode turned on, the 2021 Ford Escape switches between gas and electric power automatically.

Electric Power

When you switch over to the EV Now mode, the Ford Escape will use only electric power. The EV Later mode plans ahead by preserving plug-in energy now so you can switch it on at another time. Finally, the EV Charge mode continues to charge the battery while you drive and generates electric-only miles you can use later.

With the available 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, you’ll stay effortlessly connected to your Ford Escape because unique 3D animations appear based on the drive mode you select.

Ford Escape Off-Road Capability

Adaptable Performance for the Road Ahead

Along with that, the 2021 Ford Escape offers an optional All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Disconnect. This system saves fuel by disabling the rear driveline when AWD is no longer needed. If it detects slick conditions or challenging terrain, it switches back to All-Wheel Drive automatically to ensure maximum traction.


An Interior With Room for Passengers & Gear

Ford Escape InteriorIn addition to offering comfortable seating for up to five people in a total passenger volume of up to 104 cubic feet, the Ford Escape offers:

  • Headroom (first/second row): 40 inches/39.3 inches
  • Hip Room (first/second row): 55.2 inches/53.3 inches
  • Shoulder Room (first/second row): 57.6 inches/56 inches
  • Legroom (first/second row): 42.4 inches/40.7 inches

The 2021 Ford Escape also makes it easy to transport your favorite outdoor equipment. Its second-row sliding seats with 60/40 split-fold down capability let you instantly configure the cabin to fit passengers, cargo, or both.

Want to bring your 4-legged friend on your next family vacation? Slide the rear seats all the way forward to reveal 37.5 cubic feet of room behind them. Whenever you need to maximize storage room, fold down the rear seats to reveal 65.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

Hands-Free Convenience

To help you take advantage of its configurable cargo area, this versatile SUV also offers features that streamline the packing and unpacking process. With the available hands-free, foot-activated liftgate, you can approach the trunk with your hands full. Simply kick your foot underneath the rear bumper and step aside while it lifts automatically.

The 2021 Ford Escape offers available roof rack side rails and roof rack crossbars, too, so you can load up the top with more recreational gear or luggage.


Safety & Driver Assistance to Travel With Confidence

Ford Escape Safety FeaturesThe Ford Escape also offers a variety of Ford Co-Pilot360™ safety features that are ready to support you on your daily drives, whether or not you’re towing. A few of these features include:

  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert

The first one provides corrective steering to ensure you’ll remain safely within your lane until you want to merge. The second applies the brakes, if necessary, to avoid or mitigate an impact. The third keeps an eye on your blind spot and the area behind your SUV. It will alert you if it detects anything, giving you time to respond.

Altogether, these features act like an attentive copilot!

An Enjoyable Commute

Another useful driver-assist feature offered by the 2021 Ford Escape is Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go. It maintains a pre-set following distance from the vehicle ahead and adapts to changing traffic patterns, so you can ease off the pedal and embrace the open road.


Plan Your Next Getaway in the 2021 Ford Escape

Ready to tow more fun on your weekend excursions and annual vacations alike? If so, contact us at Sheridan Ford to experience the adventure-ready Ford Escape. Schedule your 2021 Ford Escape test drive near Wilmington, New Castle, or Newark, DE, today!

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