Ford Escape Engine Options & Towing Capacity

The Ford Escape offers a range of powerfully dynamic engines, each designed to suit a different purpose. Among the four powertrain options available are two environmentally friendly considerations - a hybrid or plug-in hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-cycle I4 engine. For more details, read through the following Escape engines guide put together by the team at RiverBend Ford.

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2020 Ford Escape in red

If you're wondering what the 2020 Ford Escape towing capacity is, you've come to the right place. The experts at RiverBend Ford put together this Escape towing capacity guide to give you a better understanding of what this Ford SUV can tow. After reviewing the following information, give the team at our Ford dealership in Bainbridge, GA, a call at (877) 340-0441 if you have any questions.

2020 Ford Escape
What is the Maximum Towing Capacity of the 2020 Ford Escape?

The maximum towing capacity of the 2020 Ford Escape is 3,500 lbs. when properly equipped.

2020 Ford Escape
2020 Ford Escape Engine Options

The 2020 Ford Escape has a three-engine lineup crafted to take on your commute or weekend adventures. Front- and all-wheel drive are both options for the 2020 Ford Escape. Read through the following specs to discover which engine can tow which amount.


1.5L EcoBoost® I3

2.0L EcoBoost I4

2.5L I4 Hybrid


181 HP

250 HP

200 HP


190 lb.-ft.

280 lb.-ft.

155 lb.-ft.

MPG (city/hwy)




Towing Capacity

2,000 lbs.

3,500 lbs.

1,500 lbs.

Trim Availability

S, SE, & SEL

SEL & Titanium

SE Sport Hybrid & Titanium

2020 Ford Escape
How Much Towing Capacity Do I Need?

That depends on what you're trying to tow and how much said item weighs. If you just want to tow a pop-up tent trailer or small utility trailer, 2,000 lbs. or less will most likely suffice. If you need a bit more towing power than that, the Escape's 2.0L EcoBoost I4 engine can deliver up to 3,500 lbs., enough to tow a couple of ATVs or a small outboard boat. Please be sure to check the specifications of your engine and item you are attempting to tow before towing.

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