2020 Ford Escape SEL vs Titanium | What’s the Difference?
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Ford is known for its rather chunky, utilitarian SUV, but the Escape model is sleek, boasts a comfortable, passenger-friendly interior, and handles more like a sedan than most crossovers in its segment. The popular SEL trim is loaded with convenience features, and the range-topping Titanium trim comes with extra goodies that results in a more luxurious model. The 2020 Ford Escape has been completely redesigned, and total horsepower has increased. Acceleration is also quicker. Below, the SEL and Titanium trims are compared in more detail.
The 2020 Ford Escape SEL is powered by a 1.5L EcoBoost engine coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission. A 2.0L EcoBoost engine with auto start-stop technology is optional. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. The smaller engine delivers a total of 181 horsepower, and the larger engine pumps out a total of 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The Titanium trim gets the 2.0L EcoBoost engine as an option, but buyers can choose the hybrid version if they desire. The hybrid is rated at 221 horsepower and comes with a continuously variable transmission.
The 2020 Escape SEL comes with a 10-way power driver’s seat, front seat heating, and ActiveX seating material. The second-row seats are sliding and have 60/40-split fold-down seatbacks. Temperature control is electronic automatic, and the rear seats have independent-control air ducts. Other features include a total of eight cupholders, an overhead console, a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a 4.2-inch instrument cluster with panel lighting. Shift is controlled via a rotary dial, and the windows, locks, and exterior mirrors are power-operated. The Ford Sync 3 system is standard, and the stereo has a total of six speakers. The Titanium trim adds on leather-trimmed front bucket seats, ambient interior lighting, a six-way power passenger seat, SiriusXM satellite radio, traffic info with Travel Link, and a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo system. The Titanium can also be purchased with a head-up display and a panoramic vista sunroof.
The 2020 Escape SEL comes with a full set of front and rear airbags, stability and traction control, rear door child safety locks, and child seat anchors and tethers. A rearview camera is standard. The SEL also boasts front and rear seat safety belt minders, head restraints, a post-crash alert system, auto high-beam headlamps, and a reverse sensing system. The Titanium trim comes with the Ford Co-Pilot 360 Assist safety suite. This includes adaptive cruise control, lane centering, evasive steering assist, and active park assist. Both the SEL and Titanium trims come with lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring.
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Check out these two popular Ford Escape trims by visiting Jacky Jones Ford. Take them for a test drive to see which suits your fancy. This is a very nicely designed small crossover that works both as an everyday commuter and family hauler. The SEL and Titanium trims are priced lower than many of the competing models in this vehicle segment, yet they come fully loaded with the most desired convenience features.
*MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.
**EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.