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2020 Ford EcoSport vs. 2021 Jeep Compass Review

New 2020 Ford EcoSport

2020 Ford
EcoSport

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New 2021 Jeep Compass

2021 Jeep
Compass

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MSRP*
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$19,995 to $27,715
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$23,915 to $30,815
Invoice* $19,595 to $27,161 $23,703 to $30,139
MPG - City 23 - 27 22
MPG - Hwy 29 30 - 31
Engine(s) I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Compass than in the Ford EcoSport, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford EcoSport offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Jeep Compass, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford EcoSport as you will with the Jeep Compass, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford EcoSport will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Jeep Compass. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford EcoSport carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Compass.

Dimensions
Since the Ford EcoSport is much slimmer than the Jeep Compass, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford EcoSport, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Jeep Compass.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford EcoSport doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Jeep Compass.

Handling
The Ford EcoSport has a smaller turning radius than the Jeep Compass, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford EcoSport will do just as well as the Jeep Compass, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford EcoSport has a little less horsepower than the Jeep Compass.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford EcoSport and the Jeep Compass. The Ford EcoSport has less cargo space than the Jeep Compass, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Ford EcoSport comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Compass.