Ford Escape: 4WD system (if equipped) - Vehicle characteristics - Tires, Wheels and Loading - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: 4WD system (if equipped)

Your vehicle may be equipped with a four-wheel drive (4WD) system.

With the 4WD option, power will be delivered to the front wheels and distributed to the rear wheels as needed. This increases traction which may enable you to safely drive over terrain and road conditions that a conventional two-wheel drive vehicle cannot. The 4WD system is active all the time and requires no input from the operator.

For 4WD vehicles, a spare tire of a different size other than the tire provided should never be used. A dissimilar spare tire size (other than the spare tire provided) or major dissimilar tire sized between the front and rear axles could cause the 4WD system to stop functioning and default to front-wheel drive.

vehicles. Although a 4WD vehicle may accelerate better than a WARNING: Do not become overconfident in the ability of 4WD vehicles. Although a 4WD vehicle may accelerate better than a two-wheel drive vehicle in low traction situations, it won’t stop any faster than two-wheel drive vehicles. Always drive at a safe speed.

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