I found that with 2.0 & AWD, the Titanium was a better value for the money, if you can swing it. I got the base Titanium and it came with many options and accessories that were pretty pricy adds on some of the lower trim models. One of the other big sellers for me was the HID headlights that were only available on the Titanium, those alone made the jump worth it to me.
'14 Tuxedo Black ST3
'13 Ingot Silver Escape Titanium AWD
'04 CD Silver SVT, #877, 1 of 135 May 2011 ROTM, FF11: Best Display, Best of Show; AFN12: Best SVT, Best Audio, Finest Five, Carlisle Nifty Fifty