2017 Jeep Compass vs 2017 Ford Escape

Drivers in the market for an attractive compact crossover may be interested in one of the models in this 2017 Jeep Compass vs 2017 Ford Escape comparison. The 2017 Jeep Compass is a fully redesigned model for this year which is aimed for that sweet spot between a confident daily driver and a small car you can take on off-road adventures. In turn, the 2017 Ford Escape is a confident small crossover SUV with several advantages as well.

Right out of the gate, the 2017 Jeep Compass offers attractive power and features. Though the 2017 Jeep Compass is a few thousand dollars less than its rival, it offers a more confident base engine that delivers satisfying driving and acceleration. Its standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is rated for 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. In contrast, the base S model of the 2017 Ford Escape comes standard with a 168-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with just 170 pound-feet of torque. Moving up to the SE trim levels gives drivers access to a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, but choosing that capability also adds another couple thousand to the base price.

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2017 Jeep Compass VS 2017 Ford Escape
$20,995 Starting MSRP $23,750
2.4-L 4-cylinder (180 hp) Base Engine 2.5-L 4-cylinder (168 hp)
Available (all trims) All-Wheel Drive Available (SE, Titanium)
8.4-inch Uconnect Top Infotainment System 8-inch SYNC 3

Technology and Features on the new 2017 Jeep Compass

Both the 2017 Jeep Compass and the 2017 Ford Escape offer plenty of features even starting from the base trims. A six-speaker sound system and small infotainment display are standard on both. On upper trims, the 2017 Jeep Compass is available with the attractive and user-friendly Uconnect system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display. The Ford SYNC 3 system on the 2017 Ford Escape tops out with an eight-inch touchscreen display.

Another advantage that the 2017 Compass brings to this 2017 Jeep Compass vs 2017 Ford Escape comparison is the availability of all-wheel drive on all trims. The 2017 Ford Escape is available with all-wheel drive on SE and Titanium trims. The Ford crossover also does not come with an off-road oriented trim (like the Trailhawk model on the Compass), though it does offer more available interior cargo space.

We like the versatility and attractiveness on the new 2017 Jeep Compass compact crossover. For more information on this model, this competitive comparison, or to schedule a test drive in St. Paul MN, contact a member of the Fury Motors South St. Paul sales team.

front view of an orange 2017 Jeep Compass
rear cargo area of the 2017 Jeep Compass
front seats of the 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk
close-up of the steering wheel of the new 2017 Jeep Compass

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