The 2001 Ford Escape was introduced to the market as a flexible SUV. The vehicle may be used for casual use or for towing large trailers.
The official Ford release on the 2001 Escape model states that the SUV has a towing capacity of about 3,500 lb. This figure is reported by Edmunds to be double the towing capacity of some of Ford's rivals, such as Suzuki and Toyota.
Unless otherwise ordered, the Ford Escape comes with a V6 engine, which is a necessity to tow the maximum capacity.
With its towing capacity, the Ford Escape can tow anything from a snowmobile to a boat. The weight capacity is also within the weight range for small trailers. If you do want to tow a trailer, you will need to buy a hitch. A hitch will need to be purchased separately as it is not a standard vehicle accessory.
Consumers can purchase the Class II towing package, which may come with the proper hitch needed to tow small trailers.
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