No issues at all pulling with our Pilot, even through mountain passes. A couple times I did slow down to keep the revs down and take it easy on the engine, other than that the speed limit all the way. We do not usually have our 19 loaded too much though, finding with the trailer and tow storage we do not now need the storage box. We don't have A/C yet either. This leaves a nice buffer between actual weight and towing weight.
Have fun figuring out which options you want, then enjoy once you take possession.
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (someday soon, I hope
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
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