Closer to base 4 door with adj shocks, and no "monster" tires should tow more than an Escape. Should at least be able to tow it's own curb weight, IMO, and I think that would be plenty safe. Limit speed to 70-75 when towing if they have toA lot of wishful thinking in here. 3500 tow rating is what you should expect. That's the same as the Wrangler. It can't tow as much as a Ranger....The suspension is softer.