2021 Jeep Compass vs. 2021 Ford Escape

Comparing the Jeep Compass to the Ford Escape

Choosing the right compact crossover can make a world of difference for your morning commute and your weekend getaway. You want to make sure that you get the best of both worlds, and with the new Jeep Compass, you'll enjoy capability, comfort, and convenience around every twist and turn! While the Ford Escape proves a worthy rival, it doesn't quite match up to the excellence delivered by the new Compass day in and day out! See how these two models compare down below!



Both SUVs come with efficient engine options under the hood. The Jeep Compass is the more affordable option, offering a 2.4-liter Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 engine that delivers 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. The Escape is standard with a 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine that delivers 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque.

The Compass sets itself apart from the Ford SUV thanks to its legendary Jeep off-road capability. The Compass Trailhawk® is the only trim in either lineup that earns the Trail-Rated® badge, coming standard with four-wheel drive, a class-exclusive Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System, and Hill Descent Control. The Ford Escape doesn't offer a comparable model that enjoys the same off-road prowess.



The Jeep Compass enjoys a spacious interior, with a configurable cargo area that can accommodate up to 59.8 cubic feet of storage space. The Ford Escape enjoys an equally-comfy interior, with similar seating arrangements and cargo area. Either model features versatile 60/40 split-folding rear seats and ample amenities like heated front seats, automatic climate control systems, and heated steering wheels. The Jeep Compass holds a slight advantage here, courtesy of a more affordable lineup over the Ford Escape.


Even though the Ford Escape can equip an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, that doesn't mean you'll get it standard. The Escape S trim only comes with a 4.2-inch display and an AM/FM radio for entertainment. The Compass employs a seven-inch screen standard along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration through Uconnect® infotainment. With the Jeep Compass, you get the better deal - the Ford Escape will make you pay more to equip the same features.

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The Jeep Compass is the right mix of comfort, convenience, and capability, putting it ahead of rivals like the Ford Escape. If you need an affordable SUV with all the right features, visit our dealership in Binghamton, NY, and test drive the new Jeep Compass!

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