As Ford Authority previously reported, Ford trademarked the name “Outfitters” last June and has since used that moniker on a series of dealer-installed, bundled roof/cargo packages for the 2021 Ford Explorer (available on every trim level except Base) and Ford Edge (for every trim level except ST). Now, Ford Authority has learned from sources familiar with Ford’s product plans that the 2021 Ford Escape SEL and Titanium trims will be available with Outfitters cargo packages as well.
The Escape Outfitters package is available in three configurations – Skybox, Off Grid, and FrontLoader. The Skybox package comes with a cargo mat, floor liners for the front and rear (minus cargo mats), black roof rail crossbars, and a Yakima Skybox 16 cargo box.
The Outfitters Off Grid package comes equipped with floor liners for the front and rear (without carpet mats), a cargo mat, black roof rail crossbars, and a Yakima Off Grid cargo basket. Finally, the Outfitters FrontLoader package comes with front and rear floor liners (without carpet mats), a cargo mat, black roof rail bars, and two Yakima FrontLoader bike racks.
The Outfitters cargo packages are not available on SE trimmed 2021 Ford Escape models, as the automaker has eliminated the standard roof side rails and optional roof sidebars on that trim level, though Ford’s online configurator still shows the latter as being available. Unfortunately, no pricing info or pictures have been released for the Escape Outfitters package as of yet.
Additionally, the Escape Outfitters cargo package cannot be paired with the Panoramic Vista Roof, which is a standalone option on SEL and Titanium trim levels and part of the Titanium Elite Package. The Outfitters package is also available for the Escape PHEV, but these limitations apply to that model as well.