Originally Posted by kam327
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.
Why would Ford put truck tires on the new Escape? Compared to the old one, this one seems designed for mostly road work, so Ford was probably more concerned about handling and fuel economy than utility, which fits most of the crossover/small SUV crowd.