How Much Can the 2021 Ford Escape Tow?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford, Ford Escape, Powertrain, Towing/Hauling on Friday, February 12th, 2021 at 8:39 pm
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2021 Ford Escape Trailer Weight Capacities & Towing Equipment 

Looking for a small crossover that’s certified for trailering? When equipped to handle towing, the 2021 Ford Escape offers a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 to 3,500 lbs. Here we dive deeper into the weight capacities of the Ford Escape’s various models and powertrains.

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The 2021 Ford Escape can tow more than rivals like the RAV4, CR-V, and Jeep Compass with its maximum towing capacity of up to 3,500 lbs. when equipped with the available 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine and available Class II Trailer Tow Package. Escape Hybrid and Plug-In models carry a max tow rating of up to 1,500 lbs. Please note that max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories, and number of passengers.  

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The table provided offers a quick glimpse at the towing capacities for each of the 2021 Ford Escape models when properly equipped. 

2021 Ford Escape Towing Capacities by Engine 

Engine Option Maximum Towing Capacity 
2.0L EcoBoost® AWD  3,500 lbs. 
2.5L Hybrid 1,500 lbs. 
2.5L Plug-in Hybrid 1,500 lbs. 
1.5L EcoBoost®  N/A 

What is the Class II Trailer Tow Package? 

The Class II Trailer Tow Package includes a four-pin trailer wiring harness, a factory-installed trailer hitch receiver, Trailer Sway Control, and an auxiliary transmission oil cooler. This package is included with Escape 2.0L EcoBoost® AWD models only and provides a maximum tongue load of up to 350 lbs. Escape Hybrid and Escape Plug-In Hybrid models do not offer factory-installed towing equipment, but equipment can be added on later as a dealer accessory. 

Test Drive the 2021 Ford Escape in Atlanta, GA 

Interested in the 2021 Ford Escape compact crossover? Drivers in the Atlanta area can test drive and compare some of the Blue Oval’s finest vehicles from Georgia’s largest Ford inventory at the Akins Ford  dealership near Atlanta, GA. You can shop our inventory online or chat with our team of experts view call, text, or email for more information on this model or others like it.