Sport Appearance Package Shows up on 2017 Ford Escape
Styling Pack Available on SE, Titanium Trim Levels
With a new Sport Appearance Package for the 2017 Ford Escape, the compact CUV scene is about to get a bit sleeker. As on the 2017 Explorer’s identically named option group, the package doesn’t actually improve the performance of the Escape, but it does give it some added verve, stylistically speaking.
The facelifted 2017 Escape is already one of the best-looking (if not the best-looking) crossovers in its class, but the Sport Appearance Package adds a few tasteful features to make the family crossover even sleeker. As on Chevrolet’s Midnight series of special editions, black is the name of the game. The color shows up on the 19-inch wheels, gloss-black upper grille, front and rear skid plates, beltline molding, fender vents, mirror caps, and head- and taillight bezels. The headlights also get LED daytime running lamps, and black roof rails add some functionality to the options list. Mercifully, the Sport Appearance Package can be ordered in any exterior color (we think it looks best with Canyon Ridge, a penny-colored bronze).
Extra leather shows up inside the Escape Sport Appearance Package. Hide adorns the steering wheel rim and shift knob, and the sport seats have partial leather trim as well. Contrast stitching on the seats adds even more pop. Interestingly, optioning the package on the Escape Titanium, which comes standard with leather seating, means swapping to partial-leather/cloth.
The package will be available this spring, at a cost of $1,295 on the SE and $725 on the Titanium. Prices like that amount to just a few extra bucks on a monthly payment, so if it were our cash, we’d spring for the black pack and skip the morning coffee once a week.