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Trailer Hitch and Towing Capacity of a 2007 Ford Escape with 4 Cylinder Motor


I have the 4 cylinder engine. Can I tow, how much, what kind?


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I checked the owners manual for the 2007 Ford Escape and found that models that have the 2.5 liter motor can tow a maximum of 1,500 pounds and the maximum frontal area of the trailer can be up to 24 square feet.

If your Escape does not already have the factory hitch you can use # 13650. This is a 2 inch trailer hitch and even though it is rated higher than the vehicle you will still need to go by the 1,500 pound capacity of the vehicle.

Since you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag.

If the ball mount kit does not have the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, use the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

And for trailer wiring you can use # 118426 to add a 4-Way flat connector at the rear of the vehicle. I have included some links to videos showing example installations of the hitch and wiring for you.

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