We tow our 2013 Escape 19 with a 2012 Tundra, regular cab, RWD, long bed, 5.8L V8 with the towing package (work truck model no frills). Our son lives in Lafayette, CO and our daughter lives in Seattle, WA. Last September we traveled west through CO and up to WA, down to Moab, UT and up and over to Custer State Park, SD and then home to N. Indiana with multiple stops along the way. We towed using the towing mode and the transmission stayed in overdrive for most of the trip. Overall we averaged 15 mpg driving around 55 mph. We did not use a WDH
hitch or sway control. The trailer was stable in 40 mph + crosswinds. We use a extra long ball adapter (3/4" rise)so we can lower the tail gate. We did not buy this truck specifically for towing the Escape 19 but it works very well.
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