Ford Escape vs. Jeep Compass

Base Engine 2.5 L 2.0 L
MPG 21 City/29 Highway 23 City/30 Highway
Fuel Capacity 15.7 gal. 13.6 gal.
Torque 170 ft-lbs. @ 4500 rpm 141 ft-lbs. @ 5000 rpm
Cargo capacity, all seats in place 34.0 cu. Ft. 22.7 cu. Ft.
Maximum cargo capacity 68.0 cu. Ft. 62.7 cu. Ft.
Maximum towing capacity 1500 lbs. 1000 lbs.
EPA interior volume 132.7 cu. Ft. 124.0 cu. Ft.
MSRP $24,495 $20,790

SUV Comparison: The 2017 Ford Escape S vs. the 2017 Jeep Compass Sport

The sporty Ford Escape is a versatile, compact SUV that's ideal for both the daily commute and a spontaneous family getaway to the mountains. The Ford Escape features classic Ford styling including angular headlights and a smooth, aerodynamic body. With plenty of cargo room and passenger space, the Ford Escape offers a comfortable ride for your crew and luggage alike.

With its iconic seven-slot grill and angular body, the Jeep Compass is well-recognized on the road. In addition to the distinctive exterior style, the road and trail capabilities of the Jeep Compass are also widely known. Similar to the Ford Escape, the Jeep Compass is a quality, family-friendly SUV for drivers looking for a vehicle that fits their daily routine and weekend adventures.

The Ford Escape is the more expensive of the two SUVs, but the increase in price pairs with a distinct improvement in specs over the competition. The compact Ford SUV features a more impressive horsepower, better torque, and a higher maximum towing capacity than the Jeep Compass, although the Jeep Compass does pull slightly ahead when it comes to fuel-efficiency. Even though both SUVs are equipped to carry five passengers comfortably, the slightly longer, wider, and taller Ford Escape offers a more comfortable driver and passenger experience over the slightly smaller Jeep Compass.

The Jeep Compass and Ford Escape are both excellent quality, adventurous, and family-friendly SUVs. In the end, the Ford Escape, despite having a slightly higher price tag, pulls ahead of the Jeep Compass in a variety of areas including size, interior volume, storage, and capabilities.


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