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Old 05-06-2016, 02:48 PM   #1
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'17 Ford Escape 4 down

The nearest Ford dealer to me is 20 miles away. Does anyone know if the 2017 Escape can be towed 4 down? Previous models can't be. I'm hoping Ford changed the transmission. It could fill a nice void, now that the Honda CRV is out of the picture. The Escape is also lighter and less expensive than the Ford Edge.
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:25 PM   #2
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Page 208 of the owners manual:

2017-Escape-Owners-Manual

Only in emergencies, not over 35 miles per hour, and not for more than 50 miles. Why we bought a Focus and leave our Escape at home.
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Page 208 of the owners manual:

2017-Escape-Owners-Manual

Only in emergencies, not over 35 miles per hour, and not for more than 50 miles. Why we bought a Focus and leave our Escape at home.
I have a Focus, but it's an ST, which can't be towed 4 down. I'm getting tired of dolly towing it. I'm thinking about the Edge, but don't like the extra weight and $$ over the Escape.
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Old 05-07-2016, 05:14 AM   #4
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I have a Focus, but it's an ST, which can't be towed 4 down. I'm getting tired of dolly towing it. I'm thinking about the Edge, but don't like the extra weight and $$ over the Escape.
Better check with Ford. When I bought my '15 Focus SE the only two that could be towed 4 down were the Focus and the Fiesta. All others needed modifications if towing 4 down was even possible. As it worked out we wound up using a dolly anyway which I don't have a problem with. We trailer the Harleys most of the time anyway.
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The Ford 2017 RV & Trailer Towing Guide is not finalized yet (Only a preliminary version is on the Ford website now). According to the 2016 Ford RV & Trailer Towing Guide, the Ford Escape is not 4 wheel down towable.

I wish it were flat towable as well.
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Same here. We wanted the Escape, but settled for the Focus.
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best bet is still 2014 or older Honda CRV. If something happens to my 2007 Jeep Liberty that's what I'm getting, Dave
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Wish it was. I bought a '16 Focus Titanium and so far very happy with it and it's super fun to drive.
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My 15 Focus is a blast to drive. We'd much rather drive it than our Escape (except in the snow).
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