I saw the tow hook listed when searching for accessories with the MKC filter applied. I wondered the same "where the heck will that go".
I checked the Wife's 2013 Escape, yup... the access plate is there.
I looked real close with a flashlight, all around the grill area, under the grill etc. on the MKC. No dice. Of course the similar spot on our vehicles is covered by bumper/fascia... no access blank around.
I have the trailer tow, so worse case I can be pulled out by the receiver. :wink