2017 Jeep Compass vs 2017 Ford Escape

Drivers in the market for a compact sport utility vehicle may have a variety of needs. Whether they are looking for a fuel-efficient daily commute, a spacious interior, or even off-roading power, there are plenty of options so it is worth it for vehicle shoppers to explore many models. In this 2017 Jeep Compass vs 2017 Ford Escape comparison we are going to pit the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass against a Ford rival. Both of these small crossovers offer respectable fuel efficiency and features.

The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass has a lower starting MSRP than the 2017 Ford Escape, but that doesn't translate to a lack of power and features. With its standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, the all-new Compass offers an impressive 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. This is not only more engine output than the previous incarnation of the Compass, but more than the 2017 Escape can deliver with its base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine,which delivers just 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. The 2017 Jeep Compass is also available with practical all-wheel drive on all trims, while only the elite SE and Titanium models of the Escape offer all-wheel drive.

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2017 Jeep Compass vs 2017 Ford Escape
$20,995 Starting MSRP $23,750
23/32 mpg Mileage (city/highway) 21/29 mpg
2.4-L 4-cylinder (180 hp) Base Engine 2.5-L 4-cylinder (168 hp)
Available (All Trims) All-Wheel Drive Available (Select trims)

Infotainment and Off-Roading on the All-New Compass

In this 2017 Jeep Compass vs 2017 Ford Escape comparison, the Jeep model offers drivers other advantages. The base Sport trim of the Compass comes with the Uconnect infotainment system with a five-inch touchscreen display. More advanced models are available with an 8.5-inch display screen and advanced capability. In contrast, the base S trim of the 2017 Ford Escape comes with just a 4.2-inch central display. The SE trim has an available eight-inch touchscreen and the Ford SYNC 3 infotainment system. The 2017 Jeep Compass offers a larger touchscreen display whether you compare the base models or the advanced trims.

Another advantages that the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass brings to this comparison is the elite, off-road optimized Trailhawk trim. This model features a raised suspension, tow hooks, protective skid plates, the Selec-Terrain drive mode system, and a unique off-roading front and rear design. The 2017 Ford Escape has nothing equivalent to the Trailhawk trim.

For more information on this comparison, or to test drive an all-new 2017 Jeep Compass at Fury Motors Stillwater, contact a member of our sales team today.

front seating of the 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk trim
wheel close-up on the 2017 Jeep Compass while water fording
rear cargo area of the 2017 Jeep Compass
orange 2017 Jeep Compass with bold black hood driving through the woods

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