2019 Jeep Compass

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2019 Ford Escape


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Features & Specs

2019 Jeep Compass

2019 Ford Escape

Keyless Ignition

Standard

Offered on Higher Trims

Standard Engine Power

180 Horsepower

168 Horsepower

Standard Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

Fuel Economy

32 MPG Highway

29 MPG Highway

2019 Jeep Compass vs 2019 Ford Escape near Toledo, OH

Are you looking for a new ride in the compact-crossover SUV segment? Are you having a hard time narrowing down this crowded segment to the model that is truly right for your lifestyle? We are here to help! We have created this comparative review to help you make the most informed decision. This review will focus on the 2019 Jeep Compass and Ford Escape. The Compass is incredibly capable and it offers an entire trim level dedicated to exceptional off-roading! The Escape is also pretty capable, offering quite a few trims to choose from. Keep reading the rest of our review where we pit these SUV's engine and feature options against each other to see which one comes out on top!

2019 Jeep Compass Power & Handling

In charge of powering every 2019 Compass model is a Tigershark 2.4-liter 4-Cylinder. This engine can be paired with one of three transmission option for a total system output of 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Sport and 4WD Latitude models pair it with a 6-speed manual or a six-speed automatic while Limited and Trailhawk trims mate it to a 9-speed automatic. All engines that are mated to an automatic transmission option also gain ESS technology. This helps reduces the Compass' greenhouse gas emissions and boost the fuel economy. The EPA has estimated the Compass can reach between 30 and 32 miles per gallon on the highway! When it comes to Jeep capabilities, the Compass delivers with an exceptional 4x4 system and a Selec-Terrain dial that will help you navigate whatever terrain you may come up against.

2019 Ford Escape Power & Handling

The Ford Escape can be powered by one of three engines in the 2019 model year. The first is the 2.5L inline-4 that creates 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. You can also opt for a 1.5-liter turbo inline-4 that generates 179 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The final engine, a 2.0-liter turbo inline-4, creates 245 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. All three engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard but you can opt for all-wheel-drive if you require it. Sadly, only the turbo engines feature ESS technology.

2019 Jeep Compass Features & Design

Jeep is offering four trim levels for the 2019 model year. The Sport starts the lineup off with standard features such as a 7-inch touchscreen interface, 16-inch wheels, air conditioning, Bluetooth, a six-speaker sound system, USB port, keyless entry and ignition, rearview camera, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The upper three trim levels build upon the Sport with features like leather upholstery, bigger wheels, automatic dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable driver's seat, satellite radio, an 8.4-inch touchscreen interface, heated steering wheel and seats, and remote engine start. The Trailhawk also adds on features like an exclusive version of the Selec-Terrain dial, tow hooks, skid plates, off-roading wheels, and a raised suspension. 

2019 Ford Escape Features & Design

There are also four Escape trim levels available for the 2019 model year. The S model starts the lineup off with features like steel wheels, parental controls, rearview camera, basic smartphone integration, a 4.2-inch central display, cruise control, Bluetooth, air conditioning, six-speaker sound system, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. The higher trim levels are outfitted with features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a larger touchscreen, rear parking sensors, power liftgate, driver seat memory functions, and more.

Conclusions

We think that it's clear to see that the 2019 Jeep Compass is the clear winner here! Offering many more and honestly, way better standard features you can't deny it. Plus, only one of the Escape's three engine options can compete with the Compass' engine and it doesn't even offer transmission options or off-roading capabilities. You can learn more about the Compass by reading our full review below or reach out to our sales team!

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