That may be but one does not get bigger cooling and some of the other stuff listed by others. I researched prior to my purchase. May be true of other vehicles but not Escape. You get hitch, wiring, and software revisions to the transmission with the Escape.
Based on the vehicle list in your sig-line you shopped '13 and '16 Escapes? Or in any case relied on fairly readily available Ford literature or dealer personnel representations?
's parts fiche data is pretty compelling regarding at least some '17 model
towing package vs non-trailer towing package 'drivetrain hardware' difference - and he's usually careful to mention that year-model context (kudos, drew).
We're seeing yet another reason to be careful about always noting and mentioning year models, especially in regard to pre- vs post- '17 matters.
In this case t'would certainly seem that the 'old conventional wisdom' applicable to '13-'16 not having any 'drivetrain hardware upgrades' (e.g. different if not beefier cooling system) included with the OEM 2.0 Escape Trailer Towing Package doesn't apply
to the '17. That does beg the question about other differences that may not have earned a place in Ford's 'advertising literature'
but may be suggested in parts-list comparisons.
We can't continue to debate points absent attention to year model context - it doesn't benefit anyone other than the muse of confusion.
We need to be careful about blanket application of information.
And it'll be better for all forum users if we're especially attentive to this sort of thing when reviving 'old' topics or threads, both as readers and respondents.
and I certainly wouldn't necessarily rely on dealer sales or technical personnel to be "authorities" about this sort of thing :-0