Difference Between: 2021 Ford Escape SEL vs. Titanium
Located in Cleveland, GA
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Available with a towing package, the Titanium edition has the most powerful capabilities on the 2021 Ford Escape lineup. Having a more efficient mechanical platform, the SEL model isn’t designed for towing trailers on the road. Let’s find out how these Ford Escape models compare.
Under the hood, the 2021 Ford Escape SEL carries a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine block that whips out 181 net horsepower. When spinning at 3,000 RPM, this three-cylinder powertrain cranks out 190 pound-feet of torque. Towing isn’t recommended with this I-3 propulsion system that’s tuned for light-duty driving. Consisting of four cylinders, the 2021 Ford Escape Titanium’s 2.0-L turbo engine generates up to 250 hp. When revolving at 3,000 RPM, this I-4 engine unleashes 280 lb-ft. With leverage from the Class II Trailer Tow Package, the Escape Titanium tows up to 3,500 pounds. Each engine receives the latest EcoBoost stamp of approval. Enhanced by the Auto Start-Stop technology, both Ford crossover SUVs offer excellent fuel economy on the highway. Creating up to eight different gear variations, an automatic transmission is synchronized with the EcoBoost engines. Paddle shifters with the SelectShift design give you greater control of the gearbox in the Titanium edition. Optional on the SEL and Titanium, the All-Wheel Drive with Disconnect delivers a solid combination of efficiency and all-weather performance. When necessary, the rear driveline is automatically disengaged for enhanced gas mileage. These compact Ford crossover SUVs also offer a road-gripping drive thanks to the Curve Control and Electronic Traction Control.
Making a debut inside the 2021 Ford Escape SEL and Titanium, the ActiveX textile covers the seats. Contrast stitching patterns are nicely integrated into this all-new upholstery. Miko suede inserts add extra appeal to the comfortable first-row seats. Both Ford crossover SUVs are furnished with a 10-way, power-controlled driver’s seat. Leather-trimmed bucket seats are optional for the first row in the Titanium edition. Having a sliding mechanism, the second-row seats in both models are configured into a 60-40 layout for easy expansion of cargo space. Having a rotary-style design, an electronic gear selector makes it easy to handle the 2021 Escape. This electronic controller creates extra space for cup holders and other parts of the center console. When it comes to the exterior design, the SEL trim boasts premium standard amenities, such as halogen fog lamps and LED signature lighting. The Titanium model is equipped with LED fog lamps for an even better vision of the road ahead. In addition, this high-level trim has a power liftgate that’s activated by kicking gestures thanks to the Intelligent Access Key.
Optional in the 2021 Ford Escape SEL, the 12.3-inch Full Digital Instrument Cluster has a reconfigurable menu with cool background illumination. Powered by SYNC 3, an infotainment console with an 8-inch touch screen is standard inside this Ford crossover SUV. A navigation system with a pinch-to-zoom interface is integrated into the Titanium’s multimedia console. A 10-speaker audio system by B&O is another premium technology inside this high-end trim. In addition, both models offer the FordPass Connect with a Wi-Fi hotspot and other mobile applications.
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Visit us at Jacky Jones Ford in Cleveland, GA, and compare the 2021 Ford Escape SEL trim with the Titanium edition.
*MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. All Mustang Shelby GT350® and Shelby® GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax.
**EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.