Ahh, Wouldn't that be a cheaper and more native alternative? They carry the same center subframe in the rear. Wouldn't 15% in the rear help with launch though? If you could put slicks/drag radials up front and keep some sticky street tires on the back you wouldn't really have traction problems, right?
I agree that the Jaguar is by far a better choice at 60/40 split then the Escapes 85/15.