Found one with "Ford" all over both parts so is the OEM setup.
Thinking about what is involved to put on my 2010 XLT (this is more of a "found something rare in junkyard and want to put on mine" rather than any legitimate need.) (I did add the Wet Cargo Bin which is useless - still can't find place for rear seat headrests.)
Depends if your Escape is pre-wired for it. When I took one off a junkyard Escape (actually it was for the NoBoundaries rack!), it was just 2 bolts holding on the metal bumper, and a harness that plugged into the driver's side.