If you’ve spent any time in and around Hoover, you’ve seen more than a few Ford Escapes. They have some similar features, but they look different at the same time. That’s for a simple reason. Ford Escapes come in different trim levels. In fact, there are three main trim levels available. Each of these builds on the previous one and adds the option of additional features via packages. To get a better idea of what is different about each of these trims, look at how they build on each other and which optional features you can enjoy.
Ford Escape S
The Escape S is the base trim. The exterior includes LED taillights, automatic headlights, and 17-inch steel wheels. Inside, you get height adjustment for the driver, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, air conditioning, and a 60/40 rear seat that reclines and folds. Technology includes the MyKey system for parental controls, a CD player, Sync with AppLink, a 4.2-inch display, Bluetooth, a USB port, six speakers, and a rearview camera.
Ford Escape SE
The SE trim adds a reasonable number of features, including 17-inch alloy wheels, which are an option on the S. The Escape SE also has a turbocharged engine, quieter front side windows, fog lights, rear privacy glass, and a keyless entry pad. Inside, you enjoy paddle shifters on the steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control featuring rear air vents, 8-way power adjustment and power lumbar for the driver, a rear center armrest, upgraded cloth upholstery, and satellite radio.
SE Options and Packages
Unlike the S, the Escape SE has multiple option packages and standalone options. The SE Technology Package gives you roof rails, LED daytime running lights, rear parking sensors, SYNC3, an 8-inch touchscreen, a 110-volt outlet, nine speakers, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, and dual USB ports.
The Cold Weather Package heats the mirrors and front seats, adds the 110-volt outlet, and gives you a windshield deicer. Finally, the Leather Comfort Package has 8-way power and 2-way power lumbar for the passenger plus leather upholstery.
If you get the Technology Package, you can also add a power liftgate. All SEs are eligible for remote engine start and 18-inch wheels. The SE and the Titanium trims both offer a Sport Appearance Package for LED daytime running lights, partial leather upholstery, black exterior trim, and black 19-inch wheels. They also offer the standalone options of navigation and a panoramic sunroof.
Ford Escape Titanium
If you want all the above-mentioned features and options, opt for the Titanium trim. It also has a foot sensor on the power liftgate, keyless ignition and entry, driver memory settings, ambient interior lighting, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. You even get HD radio and 10 speakers of Sony audio.
Titanium Options and Packages
To get every single feature available on the Escape, add the Sport Appearance Package or the standalone options the Titanium shares with the SE. There is also a Titanium Technology Package with automatic high beam control, xenon headlights, lane departure warning plus intervention, heating for the steering wheel, automatic wipers, and automatic parking with sensors.
For help telling the difference between the various Ford Escape trim levels, talk to the expert team at Long-Lewis Ford in Hoover, Alabama.