2023 Ford Escape vs. 2023 Jeep Renegade Review

Picture of the 2023 Ford Escape

2023 Ford
Escape

MSRP*: $28,000 to $39,460
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2023 Jeep
Renegade

MSRP*: $27,850 to $32,970
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MPG - City 26 - 42 MPG 22 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 36 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 60.8 - 65.4 ft3 50.8 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)
  • 177-hp, 1.3-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 177 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 2,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 180.5 - 181.2 in 166.6 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 74.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 38.9 - 40.7 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.1 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 40.5 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 Renegade. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Ford Escape and the Jeep Renegade.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Ford Escape, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Renegade.

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 Renegade, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The Ford Escape is about the same width as the Jeep Renegade. If you go with the Ford Escape, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Jeep Renegade.

Handling
The Ford Escape has a larger turning radius than the Jeep Renegade, 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 Renegade, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Ford Escape and the Jeep Renegade.

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

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 Renegade. With the Ford Escape, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Jeep Renegade.