: 2007 AWD Escalade towing question.



wdo-mkr
08-09-11, 05:55 PM
I have a trip coming up of about 1300 miles each way between MN and TX. Plan on towing a sports car (3600lbs) on a featherlite 20ft aluminum car trailer (1200-1300lbs). What are the experienced members thoughts on doing this with my escalade? Any issues with attempting this other than tossing it in tow mode and keeping the speeds between 60-65mph? Trans temp concerns or handling issues? Will it pull the load? Mileage expectations? I have a Ford Superduty with a 7.3 that has made the trip before and got about 14-16mpg but the ride is nothing like the escalade.

fmfa0801
08-09-11, 06:59 PM
Heard plenty of people on here they tow 6-7k no problem

MrHolland
08-09-11, 07:08 PM
Prob 10mpg, I think Ive heard that number before while someone was pulling a boat

mikeg1
08-09-11, 08:01 PM
Prob 10mpg, I think Ive heard that number before while someone was pulling a boat

10 mpg is all we get towing our boat (6-7K). Keeping it below 65 REALLY helps though. Expect 8-9 mpg if you're on the gas pedal. Might be able to squeeze 11 mpg or so if you keep it below 60mph (not easy to do that - I know). The 6.2L pulls the weight easily (though not quite as easy as a diesel though).

Coop
08-09-11, 09:18 PM
Towing a 6500# TT my trany runs around 185 and peeks around 220 when going up a 6 or 8* grade, gas millage is consistent with what others are saying.

MrSplenda
08-10-11, 12:35 AM
My Escalade towing experience has left me with utter confidence in the vehicle. She tows like a champ; very stable and strong.

fmfa0801
08-10-11, 06:39 AM
Your power stroke will porbably almost get double MPGs but your escalade will have more room inside. Up to you if ya dont mind payin more for fuel.

alpinewhite325i
08-10-11, 08:55 AM
I just want to know what "sports car" weighs 3,600 lbs??

hcvone
08-10-11, 02:37 PM
Corvette, with a few women piled in, BMW, Camero, Mustang, all in that range of weight. I tow a 26 ft Featherlite with 4-5 snowmobiles, weight a little over 7k. I really eat fuel in the mountains, 5-8 mpg with chains in the snow, but we always get there, 10 mpg on flat ground