In all my family's previous Escape leases (04, 05, and 07 MY) and my current ride (09 MY), with in-town or on the freeway driving, I always notice/d that the engine temperature sits below the middle. I also know that every Escape we've had has been equipped with the towing package, which comes with functional upgraded equipment such as (apparently) a larger radiator. Does anyone else notice these things? I'm not complaining about it (well... just kidding), I just think it's funny that I've never seen the needle on my Escape's temp gauge hit middle (or go past it, thankfully). Does anyone without the towing package have their needles sit right in the middle?