How Much Can the 2020 Ford Escape Tow?

December 30th, 2022 by
2022 Ford Escape Towing a Boat

2022 Model Shown


A versatile and capable SUV, the 2020 Ford Escape is popular on the Minneapolis roads for a reason. With several engine options that include both traditional gas-powered engines and hybrid drivetrain systems, along with a variety of performance features, this Ford SUV is sure to enhance your daily drives. But, when it comes to your trips to the lake or your long-haul adventures outside of Maple Grove, how much can the 2020 Ford Escape tow? Keep reading to learn all about the Ford Escape engines and their towing capabilities in this detailed guide from Cornerstone Plymouth.

 

 

2020 Ford Escape Towing Capacity by Engine

Whether you planning on using the robust Ford Escape engines for work or for play, every engine delivers impressive results on the Minnetonka roads. Two traditional gas-powered engines are available with different levels of power, and then a hybrid and plug-in hybrid option is available for those looking for less overall power but better fuel economy. See the details and the 2020 Ford Escape towing capacity by engine below:

1.5L EcoBoost® Engine:

  • 181 hp
  • 190 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed transmission
  • 2,000-pound towing capacity

2.0L EcoBoost® Engine:

  • 250 hp
  • 280 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed transmission with Dual Shift Mode
  • 3,500-pound towing capacity

Hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 Engine:

  • 200 hp
  • 155 lb-ft of torque
  • CVT Transmission
  • 1,500-pound towing capacity

Plug-In Hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 Engine:

  • 221 hp
  • 155 lb-ft of torque
  • CVT Transmission
  • 1,500-pound towing capacity

Ford Escape Performance Features

In addition to offering a variety of engine options, the 2020 Ford Escape also comes with several performance-enhancing features to keep you, your passengers, and your cargo secure no matter what the road throws at you. See how these performance features can complement your 2020 Ford Escape towing capacity and engine selections:

  • All-Wheel Drive Disconnect: With the available all-wheel drive disconnect system, you can shut off the all-wheel drive for increased efficiency and then turn it back on for optimal control, giving you the best of both worlds.
  • Selectable Drive Modes: The Ford Escape comes with several drive modes to help you make the most of your SUV on the Plymouth roads. The available drive modes include Normal, Eco, Sport, Slipper, and Snow/Sand.
  • Trailer Sway Control: When you choose to hitch up your trailer to the 2020 Ford Escape, you can maintain control with the built-in trailer sway control system. This system stabilizes and corrects trailer sway to keep you and your cargo safe and stable on those long trips.

Test Drive a 2020 Ford Escape for Sale at Cornerstone Plymouth

Now that you know more about the 2020 Ford Escape towing capacity and engine options, come to Cornerstone Plymouth and see one for yourself! Contact us online to set up a test drive of your favorite used Ford, or continue your research into the Escape by reading our Ford Edge vs. Ford Escape comparison. No matter what used Ford SUV for sale you choose, you’re sure to elevate all your drives when you shop at Cornerstone Plymouth!

 

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