2018 Jeep Compass vs 2018 Ford Escape

side by side images of the 2018 Jeep Compass in the wild and the 2018 Ford Escape in the city

A compact crossover has to serve in many different capacities. Whether you are tackling the daily commute, or packing for a long cross-country adventure, these versatile vehicles need the flexibility and capability to excel. In this 2018 Jeep Compass vs 2018 Ford Escape comparison we are going to look at two modes that deliver for drivers.

The 2018 Jeep Compass is the smaller model in this comparison, but it delivers big value. The 2018 Compass has a starting MSRP several thousand dollars lower than that of the 2018 Ford Escape, but it also can save drivers money when it comes to filling up. For daily commuting, drivers may appreciate the 32 mpg possible when driving on the highway available with the Jeep. In contrast, the 2018 Ford Escape is rated for just 29 mpg. The 2018 Compass also offers other engine and off-roading advantages that the Ford cannot match.

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2018 Jeep Compass vs 2018 Ford Escape
$20,995 Starting MSRP $23,940
23/32 mpg Base Mileage (city/highway) 21/29 mpg
2.4-L 4-cylinder (180 hp) Standard Engine 2.5-L 4-cylinder (168 hp)
Trailhawk Off-Roading Trim N/A

Engine and Off-Roading on the 2018 Jeep Compass

In this 2018 Jeep Compass vs 2018 Ford Escape comparison, the Ford model is available with up to three engine options, but the 2018 Jeep Compass is able to hold its own with its single engine option: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that offers 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Even though the Compass has only one engine, it actually offers more horsepower than both starting engines on the 2018 Ford Escape, and extremely competitive torque as well.

Even better, the 2018 Jeep Compass is the only crossover in this comparison that offers a trim specifically designed for off-roading and go-anywhere adventures. The 2018 Ford Escape is available with all-wheel drive, but car shoppers who opt for the 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk get to take advantage of standard Jeep Active Low 4x4 driving with a 20:1 crawl ratio, skid plates, red front and rear tow hooks, and up to 19 inches of water fording. Drivers who want to take a boat or trailer on a back-woods adventure can also enjoy up to 2,000 pounds of towing available with the 2018 Jeep Compass, which meets or exceeds the capability of the two starting engines on the 2018 Ford Escape.

If you would like to learn more about the off-road fun and features available with the 2018 Jeep Compass in the Twin Cities area, contact a representative at Fury Motors South St. Paul today.


side view of an orange 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk in the woods
front view of a blue 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk
2018 Jeep Compass cargo space
2018 Jeep Compass dashboard and infotainment system



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