Which Ford Escape Models have Sunroofs?

Red Escape driving on town street

Recently, almost every SUV seems to have a sunroof or moonroof in it, or at least the option to include one in the vehicle.  For some drivers, a sunroof rests at the top of their priority list when shopping for a new vehicle, when others may not really care for the feature at all.

Car companies sometimes advertise a moonroof rather than a sunroof – but is there really a difference?  In fact, there is.  According to Allstate, a moonroof is a type of sunroof that has tinted glass.  A moonroof more closely resembles a large window on top of the car due to the tint.  Panoramic sunroofs and moonroofs refer to the glass spanning the entire length of the roof of the car.

Does the Ford Escape offer a sun/moonroof option on any of its trims?  If so, which trims of the Escape can drivers find this option on?  We break this down year by year for you.

2021 Ford Escape

In 2021, there were no major changes to the Ford Escape model, since it just underwent a complete redesign in 2020.  The car, from its remodel in 2020, offers an easy to navigate infotainment center, and is also referred to as a well balanced ride.  

The Escape offers five different trim levels – S, SE, SEL, and Titanium – along with two more high-end hybrid trims – SEL Hybrid and Titanium Hybrid – as well.  Of the five regular trim levels offered for the Escape, the SE, SEL, and Titanium trims all offer optional sun/moonroofs.

2020 Ford Escape

In 2020, the Ford Escape went through a complete redesign for the first time since 2013.  During this, Ford standardized many safety features that they once only offered on their higher trim levels, and also added all-new suspension to enhance the quality of the drive.

For the sun/moonroof, the feature is always optional for the driver, depending on if they pick a trim that offers it.  Ford offers a sun/moonroof on the SE, SEL, and Titanium trims.

2019 Ford Escape

The 2019 Ford Escape model earned star reliability ratings; in fact, the National Highway Traffic Association (NHTSA) gave it a perfect 5/5 score for safety.  The car also features great cargo space, which is helpful if going on a long trip.

This year, the Escape made their sunroof a little more exclusive, no longer offering it on the SE trim.  However, the SEL and Titanium trims still offered the option to include a sunroof or moonroof.  The SEL specifically advertises a panoramic sunroof.

2018 Ford Escape

The 2018 Ford Escape is the #3 rated compact SUV against its competitors for the year.  The Escape debuted its SEL trim in 2018 as well.  Along with its advanced safety features, the car included exciting entertainment features such as a touchscreen for the trims SE and higher.

For this year’s model, the trims that allow an optional sunroof are the SE, SEL, and Titanium.

2017 Ford Escape

In 2017, the Escape revamped its styling – both interior and exterior.  It also added a new engine option, additional safety features, and Apple Carplay/Android Auto. For all of the available options on the vehicle, the low price point made the car a steal.

Ford made sure to offer the sunroof option to drivers for two of their three trim levels – the SE and Titanium both had this option.  The SEL trim did not exist during this year.

2016 Ford Escape

The 2016 Ford Escape’s standard drivetrain is FWD. The vehicle has an athletic handling and an MPG that keeps par with other SUVs in the same class.  They also unveiled their new infotainment system, SYNC 3, which Ford vehicles still use today.

The trims in this release that offer optional sun/moonroofs are once again the SE and Titanium trims.

2015 Ford Escape

The 2015 Escape offered no major updates to the car, just a new available paint color.  The car still received great ratings, both by consumers and experts alike.  Many enjoyed the styling of the car, as well as the way it drives in the snow.  

The SE and Titanium trims both offered the option of a sunroof or moonroof, as well as the option for a dual moonroof.

2014 Ford Escape

2014 standardized the backup camera for the Ford Escape’s three trims after its complete remodel the previous year.  The vehicle also offers a good engine lineup as well as great fuel economy from the remodel.

The panoramic, dual moonroof and regular sunroof option are available on the SE and Titanium trims.

2013 Ford Escape

The 2013 Escape introduced a full redesign from its previous models – its biggest transformation ever.  There are four trims available: S, SE, SEL, and Titanium.  The SEL would not make another appearance after this year until 2018.  Some of the new features include a hands-free power liftgate, a new technology package, a sportier stand-out look, and impressive fuel economy.

With the new sporty look making this possible, the panoramic roof makes its debut in 2013.  The SE, SEL, and Titanium trims offer sunroof and moonroof options – in both panoramic and normal stylings.

2012 Ford Escape 

For the last year in its generation, the 2012 Ford Escape had very few alterations from the 2011 model.  One of the biggest bonuses of this model is the legroom space for backseat passengers.  Additionally, the car offers an AUX input and parallel park assist.  The trims have different names as well.  In order, they are: XLS, XLT, and Limited.

While this generation of Escapes do not offer luxury sunroofs, they still exist for the higher trims: XLT and Limited.

2011 Ford Escape

Ford MyKey became standard on the 2011 Ford Escape model, allowing drivers to make changes to their car’s safety settings when they are away from their vehicle.  The Hybrid model made its appearance this year as well, both in Hybrid and Hybrid Limited trims.  This model has much better gas mileage than the regular Escape.

The sunroof is optional for the XLT, Limited, and Hybrid trims.  However, the difference is that on the Hybrid Limited trim, the sunroof is standardized.

2010 Ford Escape

The 2010 Ford Escape introduced Active park assist, as well as a blind spot mirror.  Ford MyKey was introduced this year, but was not standardized yet.  

For this model, the trims that offer the optional sunroof are the XLT and the Limited.

Visit D’Orazio Ford for your Next Ford Escape

If you are in the market for a new Ford Escape near Wilmington, IL, D’Orazio Ford may be the perfect match for you.  We have multiple Escapes in stock – both used and new – that you can come in and test drive.  With plenty of other vehicles in our inventory, if you decide an Escape is not right for you, we will help you find the perfect vehicle to bring home.  Contact us by filling out the form below or stop by our dealership today.  We look forward to speaking with you soon!


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