2023 Ford Escape vs. 2024 Jeep Compass Review

Picture of the 2023 Ford Escape

2023 Ford
Escape

MSRP*: $28,000 to $39,460
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Picture of the 2024 Jeep Compass

2024 Jeep
Compass

MSRP*: $25,900 to $33,895
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MPG - City 26 - 42 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 36 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 60.8 - 65.4 ft3 59.8 ft3
Engine
  • 163-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 180-hp, 1.5-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 192-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 200-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic, Continuously Variable Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Horsepower 180 - 192 hp 200 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 2,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 180.5 - 181.2 in 173.4 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 73.8 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 38.9 - 40.7 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear 38.3 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 39.2 in
Rear 38.5 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Escape than in the Jeep Compass. The Ford Escape offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Jeep Compass, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Ford Escape requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Jeep Compass, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Ford Escape or the Jeep Compass, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The Ford Escape is about the same width as the Jeep Compass. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Escape, which is slightly longer than the Jeep Compass.

Handling
The Ford Escape has a larger turning radius than the Jeep Compass, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Escape will do just as well as the Jeep Compass, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford Escape has a little less horsepower than the Jeep Compass.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Escape doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Jeep Compass.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Escape and the Jeep Compass. The Ford Escape has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Jeep Compass.