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#1 Old 11-19-2013, 11:07 AM
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Towing Capabilities

I have a 2013 Ford Escape 1.6L Ecoboost with 4WD. When I bought it I had told them I wanted a vehicle to tow a small pop up camper. Unfortunately the vehicle they had me test drive and the vehicle I ended up purchasing were different. When I was checking it, says that my vehicle has a capacity of 2000 lbs with a class 2 hitch.

When I called the sales person he said it can haul up to 2500. The trailer vendor says 2500 with class 3 hitch.

Can anyone shed some light. I thought I was doing the right thing by asking and checking and not being some dumb female. Ugh.

Thanks for your help.
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#2 Old 11-19-2013, 12:33 PM
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Here's the link to the Ford Towing PDF again for everyone's benefit.

Sales Person is wrong. (According to Ford's own documentation.)

Q: Trailer vendor said that your Escape can do 2,500lb. w/ Class III hitch... or that's what you need for the trailer you have/want?

If your trailer is a 2,500lb. well-balanced load not exceeding the tongue rating of the hitch, the Escape is not also loaded to the max with gear, and you're not heading out into torturous terrain... you'd probably be fine pulling that trailer with your 1.6L AWD and a Class II hitch similar to the factory setup. My $.02...

FWIW - I opted for the factory hitch and 2.0L engine to get the 3,500lb. rating... just in case.

2013 Ford Escape SE 2.0L EcoBoost AWD in Deep Impact Blue w/ MFT, Cargo Man. Option & Class II Tow Package

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KKBlue this is from Ford.com:

Engine Max Towing
2.5L I4 - 1,500
1.6L I4 - 2,000
I.6L Ecoboost - 2,000
2.0L I4 Ecoboost - 3,500
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#4 Old 11-19-2013, 01:08 PM
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Im surprised the 2.5L engine which I would think has good torque, enough to pull a good load can tow more and not be at the bottom of the towing capacity list.
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#5 Old 11-19-2013, 01:21 PM
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I have a 2013 Ford Escape 1.6L Ecoboost with 4WD. When I bought it I had told them I wanted a vehicle to tow a small pop up camper. Unfortunately the vehicle they had me test drive and the vehicle I ended up purchasing were different. When I was checking it, says that my vehicle has a capacity of 2000 lbs with a class 2 hitch.

When I called the sales person he said it can haul up to 2500. The trailer vendor says 2500 with class 3 hitch.

Can anyone shed some light. I thought I was doing the right thing by asking and checking and not being some dumb female. Ugh.

Thanks for your help.
Btw, welcome to the forum! : )

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#6 Old 11-19-2013, 02:33 PM
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Thanks for the info. When I eventually purchase a pop up I can get a lighter weight one, plus the biggest weight is the water.

Thanks for the welcome. I found my answer regarding hestitation with ecoboost too!
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