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2020 Ford Escape vs. 2021 Jeep Compass Review

New 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford
Escape

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New 2021 Jeep Compass

2021 Jeep
Compass

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MSRP*
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$24,885 to $36,835
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$23,915 to $30,815
Invoice* $24,138 to $35,362 $23,703 to $30,139
MPG - City 23 - 44 22
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 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
The Ford Escape offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Jeep Compass. The Ford Escape 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
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Ford Escape, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Compass.

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). The Ford Escape is somewhat more expensive 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 Escape carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Compass.

Dimensions
The Ford Escape is about the same width as the Jeep Compass. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Escape, which is slightly longer than the Jeep Compass.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Jeep Compass is clearly the choice over the Ford Escape for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Escape 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 Escape and the Jeep Compass. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Ford Escape as you will in the Jeep Compass.

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