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2020 Ford Escape vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Review

New 2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford
Escape

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New 2021 Jeep Wrangler

2021 Jeep
Wrangler

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MSRP*
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$24,885 to $36,835
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$28,295 to $38,695
Invoice* $24,138 to $35,362 $27,796 to $36,902
MPG - City 23 - 44 17
MPG - Hwy 31 - 37 N/A
Engine(s) I-3, Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 4
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Wrangler. The Jeep Wrangler offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Escape, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Ford Escape requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Jeep Wrangler, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Wrangler. 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 Wrangler.

Dimensions
The Ford Escape is about the same width as the Jeep Wrangler. If you go with the Ford Escape, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Jeep Wrangler.

Drivetrain
The Ford Escape has much lower torque than the Jeep Wrangler, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Jeep Wrangler is clearly the choice over the Ford Escape for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Escape has a lot less horsepower than the Jeep Wrangler.

Utility
The Ford Escape offers greater seating capacity than the Jeep Wrangler, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Ford Escape, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Jeep Wrangler.

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