2019 Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape Augusta GA



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Features & Specs

2019 Jeep Compass


2019 Ford Escape


Engine Power

180 hp

168 hp

Engine Torque

175 lb-ft

170 lb-ft

Rear Leg Room

38.3 in

37.3 in

Keyless Ignition


Available on Higher Trims

2019 Jeep Compass vs 2019 Ford Escape near Augusta, GA

Shopping for SUVs can be a hassle. There are so many brands with so many models its hard to know which one is the best. Fortunately, we are here to help make your decision a little easier by comparing two of the best SUVs on the market, the Jeep Compass and the Ford Escape. One the left is the impeccable, off-road capable Jeep Compass and on the right is the Ford Escape, read on to see which one comes out on top!

2019 Jeep Compass Power & Handling

The Jeep Compass comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission on the Sport and Latitude trims, or a nine-speed automatic transmission when you move up to the Trailhawk. All Compasses equipped with an automatic transmission also come with stop/start technology which will idle the engine when it comes to a complete halt, thereby improving fuel economy. Front-wheel drive is standard on the Compass with the option of four-wheel-drive, and when equipped with four-wheel-drive, the Compass can tow up to 2,000 pounds.

2019 Ford Escape Power & Handling

There are three engine options available for the 2019 Ford Escape. The base-level Escape S comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder making 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque with front-wheel-drive only. The SE and the SEL use a 1.5-liter four-cylinder with an EcoBoost with front-wheel-drive still being the standard, but these trims give you the option of all-wheel-drive. This engine gives you a 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The last engine option comes with the highest-level Titanium model and its a 2.0-liter with the same four-cylinder setup. The Ford Escapes EcoBoost system is delightful and does save on gas but pales in comparison to Jeeps stop/start technology.

2019 Jeep Compass Features & Design

The Jeep Compass comes in four trim levels, each with a ton of exciting features and options. The base-level Sport comes with 16-inch wheels, air conditioning, and a 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen with Bluetooth, a USB port, and a six-speaker sound system. Higher-level trims come with keyless ignition and entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, larger wheels, automatic dual-zone climate control, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a larger 8.4-inch Uconnect Touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The top-level Trailhawk is one of the best off-road vehicles around, and it comes with off-road capable equipment such as 17-inch wheels with off-road-oriented tires and a raised suspension with a Selec-Terrian system to help it crawl over any surface. The Trailhawk continues its off-road features with red tow hooks and underbody skid plates.

2019 Ford Escape Features & Design

Like the Jeep Compass, the Ford Escape also comes in four trim levels with some good options. The base-level S gets you 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, cruise control, and air conditioning. Tech features include a rearview camera and a 4.2-inch central display with Bluetooth, CD Player, and a USB port. Higher trim levels provide you with foglights, a keyless entry pad, push-button ignition, dual-zone climate control, rear air vents, heated front seats, and cloth upholstery. At the top-level is the Titanium comes with 19-inch wheels, a power liftgate, remote start, xenon headlights, and driver-seat memory settings. None of the trims for the Ford Escape provide you with off-road equipment.


Both of these vehicles have their merits, but in the end, we are going to go with the 2019 Jeep Compass. It’s one engine is more potent than the Escapes three, and unlike the Escape, the Jeep Compass comes with tons of off-road features for even more fun. If you’re interested in the Jeep Compass, check out our full review and then head down to the dealership and take a test drive!

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