In the compact crossover SUV segment, there is plenty of competition. These small, well-equipped vehicles make excellent daily commuting vehicles, thanks to their solid fuel efficiency and small maneuverable size. However, the discerning, adventurous driver may have other desires as well. In this 2016 Jeep Renegade vs 2016 Ford Escape comparison, we are going to look at some of the advantages and features of these two vehicle together to try and determine which is best for small crossover SUV shoppers.
Both the 2016 Jeep Renegade and the 2016 Ford Escape can seat five passengers and have available features like eight-way power adjustable, seating leather upholstery, and all-wheel drive. The base trim of both vehicles comes with a 60/40 folding bench seat in the rear, while the advanced 2016 Jeep Renegade Limited comes with an even more versatile 40/20/40 folding rear seat that can allow long luggage items to fit easily down the middle of the vehicle. The Renegade also offers more interior space for passenger comfort.
|2016 Jeep Renegade||VS||2016 Ford Escape|
|24/31 mpg||Top Mileage (city/highway)||23/32 mpg|
|100 cubic feet||Passenger Volume||98 cubic feet|
We will also consider the powertrain options in this 2016 Jeep Renegade vs 2016 Ford Escape comparison. The base engine in the Renegade is a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated for 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. This base engine comes only with a six-speed manual transmission. An advanced 180-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission is available on all trims (and standard on the luxurious Limited and off-roading Trailhawk). There are three engine options on the 2016 Ford Escape, starting with a 168-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder, but they are sharply divided by trim levels.
The 2016 Ford Escape can be fun to drive, but in this comparison only the 2016 Jeep Renegade can come equipped both for the daily commute or an off-road adventure. Any Renegade can be enjoyable on the road, but with the Trailrated Trailhawk trim, the 2016 Renegade can also tackle the toughest terrain. This trim features off-road advantages like a raised suspension, tow hooks, skid plates, all-terrain tires, and unique interior features, for the driver who wants to venture off the beaten path.
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