Originally Posted by Robert W
...and I’ll be towing it behind my 2016 Tacoma...
Hi Rob, welcome! I pull “Classic” 2013 19’ with a 2016 Tacoma. In my experience, this is a well matched combo. However be aware the current model of the 19’ is heavier and has 1000 more GVWR than 19’ made prior to 2017. The Tacoma can pull it, but with 4 people and gear, the Tacoma’s payload will be maxed out if not over limit.
You will find lots of discussions and opinions on this forum regarding tow vechicles. I love my Tacoma! Don’t get me wrong. But if I was buying a new 19’ or 21’ Escape, I would trade it in on a 2016 Tundra. (Or other similarly capable Truck.). If you find a good “Classic” Escape, the Tacoma will work fine.
Again, welcome to the Escape community! Happy browsing!