Originally Posted by suss6052
They put car tires on it because its a car, the main unibody is similar to that of the Focus, as its based on the same C-car design, albeit tweaked into a CUV like the European Kuga which is basically what the new Escape is intended to be, more of a CUV and a soft roader than a rough and tumble looking SUV like the boxier old version.
Yes but even though the previous Escape was a true crossover it still took true SUV tires, like Continental CrossContact LX or Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza. Both of which I had on my Escapes. The gentleman has a point that the new Escape, which weighs roughly the same and has the same payload / tow ratings, has switched to true car tires for some reason.