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Old 08-02-2012, 11:28 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by kam327 View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by Bolto View Post
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.
My grandfather's 2009 Mariner had Michelin light truck tires, as it was a car pretending to be a truck. The new one switched to passenger car tires because they tend to have lower rolling resistance and probably better fuel economy plus better handling than light truck tires.
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