What engine options are offered on the 2017 Ford Escape?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Escape, Model Information on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 7:37 pm
2017 Ford Escape in Red

Does the 2017 Ford Escape Come in a V6?

The all-new 2017 Ford Escape offers smooth performance, eye-catching style, and impressive capability. Perfect for those who prefer smaller, crossover SUVs, the 2017 Escape is sure to please. One of the most common questions asked about the crossover is: Does the 2017 Ford Escape Come in a V6? The short answer is no—continue reading to learn about what the Explorer does have to offer in terms of engine options and towing capabilities.

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2017 Ford Escape Engine Options

The 2017 Ford Escape offers three engine options: a 2.5L iVCT; a 1.5L EcoBoost with Auto Start-Stop, and a 2.0L Twin-Scroll EcoBoost with Auto Start-Stop. Two drive types are also offered: Front-Wheel Drive with the first engine option, and Front-Wheel Drive or optional Intelligent 4WD for the other two engine options. All engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Other engine specs for the 2017 Escape are outlined below.

2.5L iVCT
1.5L EcoBoost with Auto Start-Stop
2.0L Twin-Scroll EcoBoost with
Auto Start-Stop
168 @ 6000
179 @ 6000
245 @ 5500
170 @ 4500
177 @ 2500
275 @ 3000
Fuel Delivery
Sequential Multiport Electronic Injection
Direct Injection
Direct Injection
Fuel Economy (MPG)
FWD: 21 city/29 hwy
FWD: 23 city/30 hwy
4WD: 22 city/28 hwy
FWD: 22 city/29 hwy
4WD: 20 city/27 hwy

How Much Can You Tow with a Ford Escape?

The 2017 Ford Escape has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. Since the Escape is a smaller, compact crossover, it has a lower max towing capacity than the larger Ford Explorer or Expedition. However 3,500 lbs is still significant for a smaller SUV, and can be more than enough capacity for many towing situations. The towing capacities by engine are listed below.

Max Trailer Weight (Lbs.)
2.5L I-4 FWD
1.5L EcoBoost FWD
1.5L EcoBoost AWD
2.0L EcoBoost FWD
2.0L EcoBoost AWD

2017 Ford Escape Towing a Small Load
2017 Ford Escape Cabin Area

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