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Old 04-06-2016, 07:33 AM   #1
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Any experience with Ford Escape 2.0L?

Do any of you have knowledge of using a Ford Escape 2.0L as a tow vehicle? I'm getting a side dinette/front bath Scamp 16, 2012. Researching tow vehicles...
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:00 AM   #2
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We have a 2013 Escape Titaniam Eco Boost with the bigger motor.
We were going to tow our Lil Snoozy with it.
Discovered it didnt have the factory tow package as we were told by the salesman.
I called Ford motors and talked to them.
They said it would better if we didnt tow something of that weight because we didnt have the factory tow package.
I have a nice car but can't tow Snoozy.
When you add all your camping stuff it adds weight.
Does yours have a factory tow package.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:10 AM   #3
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I haven't bought one yet, but the info you have provided helps me... I think that I'll weigh the trailer when I get it (empty) and estimate and calculate future gear weight -- then shop for a vehicle.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:32 AM   #4
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The Escape like the Rav4 stopped making V6 in 2012. Look for that year or before with a tow pkg.
and V6 and you will be set. 2012 and below will be much cheaper then new. Carl
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:29 AM   #5
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We have the 2012 Ford Eacape, the last year they put a 6 in a Escape. We installed a transmission cooler, the main item in a tow package. Other than that it's just a wiring harness and hitch, which we have as well. It tows our 16 ft. Scamp easily and we get 19.5 mpg while towing!
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:34 AM   #6
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A quick internet check of the Ford escape shows a towing capacity of
1,500. To. 2,000 lbs.
Once again a poor choice for towing.
Add weight of passengers and cargo from that tow spec and you don't have much remaining for a travel trailer.

Find a vehicle with a higher tow rating.
Always allow for a 10% safety margin when selecting a tow vehicle.
Remember that passengers and cargo in your vehicle count against the tow rating...every pound counts.
Manufacturers 's websites list tow capacities.
Always check with a dealer for latest specs...just did that for a Toyota product.
Dealer looked up the current ratings with no sales pressure...they are there to help. The manufacturer is the authority not a stranger on the Internet.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:44 AM   #7
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The 2012 Ford Escape with a V6 and "properly equipped as per Ford" has a tow rating of 3,500 lbs.
The current models (V6 no longer offered) are rated at 1,500-2,000 pounds.

If it must be a Ford Escape then look for a used 2012 with the V6 and proper equipment as per Ford specs.
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:40 PM   #8
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Our Ford Escape, now tow rated, is good for 3500 pounds. Tows our 16 with ease!
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:47 PM   #9
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We just purchased a 2016 Escape with towing our Scamp 16 in mind, we got it with the factory hitch installed. With the factory tow package we are rated at 350lbs of tongue and 3500lbs of trailer weight. I had to install the 7-blade connector and brake controller, we have not towed with it yet, but it has the 2.0L Ecoboost rated at 240 Horsepower and 270 foot lbs of torque, which is higher than our old Tug which was a 2001 Mercury Mountaineer.
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:49 PM   #10
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Come on now...Ford Escape still rated up to 3,500

The new escapes are still rated to 3,500 with a class II hitch package.

The 2.0L Ecoboost direct injection provides plenty of torque..

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Another thought comes to mind, if you are looking at something new the general rule is to have at least 1500 miles on a vehicle before you tow with it.
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:07 PM   #12
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The original question concerned a Ford Ecsape with a 2.0ltr engine....somehow the subject is directed to 4.0lyr V6 engines.
Answer to original question is 1,500lns-2,000lbs tow rating per Ford Motor Company's site for the 2.0ltr engine....in the interim Rebecca has gone off and bought another vehicle not the Ford.
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:18 PM   #13
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Haha - no, not yet. I am certainly learning a lot, though. I should have said "2017 2.0L engine" on this...

Per their site:

Maximum 3,500-Lb. Towing
The available 2.0L EcoBoostŪ engine delivers more than high performance with its Twin-Scroll turbocharger technology. EcoBoost power enables another important capability for the adventurous Escape - a maximum 3,500 lbs. of towing (with the Class II Towing Package) to complement this versatile SUV's spacious cargo capacity of up to 68 cu. ft.
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:18 PM   #14
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The 2013-2017 Ford Escape 2.0L with tow package is rated at 3500lbs, you just have to look at the specs page to see that option as they don't advertise it well.

The old 2.0L was only rated to 2000lbs but that was prior to the 2013 model year.
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