LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 11-14-2016, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Cbramsey5898's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 95
Garage
Weight Distribution of Escape

I have looked all over the Interwebs looking for the approximate percentage weight distribution, front to rear, for the Gen 3 Escapes.

The reason I am asking relates to whether or not I can safely tow my 2016 Escape on a tow dolly equipped with Maxxis ST185/80R13 Load Range C tires. According to the Maxxis Trailer Tire Load/Inflation Chart, this particular tire can handle a load of 1,480 lbs at a cold inflation of 50 psi.

My best guess for the curb weight for my Escape is 3,582 lbs. I know FWD vehicles are heaver on the front axle than the rear. I have made calculations that show I should be good for 60% of the curb weight on the front axle, 65%, and 70%. Based on all three of these scenarios, I should be good with the Load Range C tires.

Does anyone know what the approximate front/rear weight distribution on this generation of Escapes? Is there any place on the Interwebs that lists this percentage?

2016 Escape Titanium FWD, Shadow Black, Equipment Pkg 301A, Titanium Technology Package with HID Auto Headlamps, BLIS, Active Park Assist, 2.0L EcoBoost, Panoramic Vista Roof, SYNC3 with Navigation, 19" wheels Build Date: 18 July 2015
Cbramsey5898 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 11-14-2016, 11:32 AM
Senior Member
 
Thenorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,063
Garage
2014 Ford Escape Road Test Specs | Edmunds.com

has 59% front weight. which is approximately what i would expect.
also confirms your 3515 lb curb weight

2014 Escape SE FWD 2.0 Sterling Grey
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 Liquid Grey Metallic

2014 Mustang GT w/Track Pack Oxford White
2002 Ford Focus SVT Infrared - Sold
1991 Escort GT "The Upscort", mostly White - scrapped

Thenorm's
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Thenorm is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 11-14-2016, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Cbramsey5898's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 95
Garage
Thanks. Much appreciated.

2016 Escape Titanium FWD, Shadow Black, Equipment Pkg 301A, Titanium Technology Package with HID Auto Headlamps, BLIS, Active Park Assist, 2.0L EcoBoost, Panoramic Vista Roof, SYNC3 with Navigation, 19" wheels Build Date: 18 July 2015
Cbramsey5898 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2013 Escape VISTA ROOF & weight capacity Issue - What FORD doesn't tell you!!!!! ioppoi29 Ford Escape General Discussion 66 06-18-2016 01:58 PM
Wheel weight of factory Escape wheels? bluesteel93 Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension 2 11-17-2014 12:40 PM
Tongue Weight Rating stinger Towing 5 10-08-2014 02:35 PM
Tongue Weight mn_escape Ford Escape General Discussion 2 04-07-2014 10:41 AM
Is this too much weight to balance a tire firepit1x Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension 6 01-19-2014 11:44 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On