The Ford Escape can tow 1500 lbs and 3500 lbs with tow package upgrade. This is adequate for a small camper like teardrop or popup.
Ford planned to expand its hybrid powertrains to the SEL and SE versions for the year 2021; these features are now considered as a standard addition to the top-spec titanium model. Other than this, traffic-sign recognition and adaptive cruise control features are optional with the Co-Pilot360 Plus package. The memory settings and hands-free power liftgate are now available for the driver’s seat; the best part is that even exterior mirrors are also a part of this technology package.
A keyless-entry keypad, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and LED exterior lighting are some of the top-rated features added to the Convenience package. One can also access the 19-inch wheel design which is optional with the Titanium model. Other than this, the Class II Trailer Tow package also comes with Escapes with an option to get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.
Transmission, engine, and performance
The latest model of Ford Escape comes with an extensive range of powertrains. The count begins with the 181-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine which works perfectly well with all or front-wheel drive. The turbo-three finish provides perfect acceleration and it supports Escape SE to achieve 60 mph just within 7.7 seconds.
Upgrading Ford Escape Sports Utility Vehicle to a 250-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is one of the most compelling choices for the buyers as it can help to reach 60 mph from zero just within 5.7 seconds. Also, both the gasoline engines are loaded with an eight-speed automatic transmission system. The Ford Escape hybrid model also carries a 14.4 kWh battery pack; you will find it capable enough to support 37 miles drive with electric power only.
Although Ford’s recently launched Bronco signals the fresh focus towards off-road adventure, the Escape is designed to serve family rides on city and highway roads. You can find the latest model with an all-wheel-drive mechanism but it lacks the all-terrain gear system. There are four different powertrains including plug-in hybrid setup and optional hybrid setup; they are likely to serve users with extra electric-powered boost on the tough roads.
The stylish cabins of Ford Escape match the smooth-edged exterior styling but many users are disappointed with limited space and poor furnishings that may reduce the driving pleasure by a considerable level.
Fuel economy, comfort, and safety features
If we look at the EPA rating, the turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder model comes with front-wheel drive support and it offers the highest estimates for fuel economy among other non-hybrid models. Stats reveal that this vehicle can deliver 33 mpg on the highway, 27 mpg on city roads, and 30 mpg combined performance with front-wheel drive. On the other side, the all-wheel-drive drops this performance to 31mpg on the highway, 26 mpg on city, and 28 mpg combined levels.
The handsomely styled and spacious interiors of Ford Escape make it a reliable choice for families. There is a special space to store up to eight suitcases behind the rear seat. Also, this vehicle has received five-star rating for the crash test from NHTSA.
You can tow a small popup camper with this car.