2019 Ford® Escape SUV | Capable Features | Ford.com

Escape lets you do what you want to do.

The Ford Escape is engineered to fit your on-the-go lifestyle, from its versatile seating and cargo combinations to its ample performance. Engine options include a 2.5L I-4 with intake variable cam design, a 1.5L turbocharged EcoBoost® engine or a 2.0L twin-scroll EcoBoost rated at 245 horsepower. Handling control comes courtesy of standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control, Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control. For added traction, there’s the available Intelligent 4-Wheel-Drive System. And if you need to tow, the available 2.0L EcoBoost Class II Trailer Tow Package provides a maximum tow rating of up to 3,500 lbs.
2019 Ford Escape featuring towing capability

Three-Engine Lineup

Choose the Escape model that matches your driving style: the Escape S and 168-hp 2.5L I-4 with intake variable cam timing (iVCT); the SE or SEL, powered by the 1.5L EcoBoost® for balanced power and efficiency;* and the 245-hp** 2.0L EcoBoost with Twin-Scroll technology that gathers exhaust from pairs of cylinders in alternating sequence, maximizing pulse energy to the turbine wheel for quick torque delivery. The six-speed SelectShift® transmission offers the convenience of an automatic or the sporty feel of a manual. Plus, EcoBoost engines feature Auto Start-Stop Technology that can help lower fuel consumption and vehicle emissions during city driving when your vehicle comes to a stop. The engine shuts off and then seamlessly restarts when you step on the accelerator.

*EPA-estimated rating of 23 City/30 HWY/26 combined mpg, FWD, 1.5L EcoBoost. Actual mileage will vary.

**Horsepower achieved with 93-octane fuel.

2019 Ford Escape on the road
Available Intelligent 4 W D System

Intelligent 4WD System

The available Intelligent 4WD System continuously monitors traction and road conditions every 16 milliseconds. It can transfer torque from front wheels to rear wheels as needed to ensure a precise blend of handling and traction at all times.
Ford Escape featuring EcoBoost Class 2 Trailer Tow Package for available Class 2 capability

Maximum 3,500-lb. Towing Capacity

Escape Titanium has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. when equipped with the 2.0L EcoBoost® Class II Trailer Tow Package. Trailer sway control technology and an auxiliary transmission oil cooler are included in the package when equipped with the 2.0L EcoBoost engine. When trailer sway is detected, the system automatically takes measures, such as applying precise braking or reduced engine torque, to help keep both the vehicle and the trailer under control.39
Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control

Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control

Curve Control can sense if you’re going too fast and slow the vehicle down using throttle reduction and anti-lock braking. Once you’re into the curve, G-forces tend to transfer more traction to the outside tires than to the inside ones. Torque Vectoring Control enhances this traction by transferring torque to the wheels that have the most grip, reducing understeer and forcing the front end to hug the inside of the curve.39  2018 Escape shown.
AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control

AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control

Standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control (RSC® ) uses two gyroscopic sensors to monitor yaw and roll rates. This allows AdvanceTrac with RSC to help you maintain control whenever it detects wheelslip, understeer, oversteer or roll motion. It also helps maintain control in various road conditions such as ice, gravel or rain. AdvanceTrac with RSC also features Curve Control, which will slow the vehicle down when it senses that it’s going too fast for a particular curve.39  Trailer sway control is also included in the Class II Trailer Tow Prep Package.