Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape

2019 Silver Jeep Compass

Compact SUVs like the Jeep Compass and Ford Escape are a great choice for everything from road trips to off-roading. So, which one is more capable of getting you around Somerset, New Bedford, and Fall River? Stateline Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram helps you decide with this Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape comparison.

Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape Capability

Both the 2019 Jeep Compass and Ford Escape are standard front-wheel drive with available all-wheel drive. However, the Jeep lives up to its pedigree by providing you with a drivetrain that’s fully capable in any situation.

The 2019 Compass offers you a choice between two 4×4 systems, Jeep Active Drive and Jeep Active Drive Low. Each one delivers reliable traction and offers the Terrain® Traction Management System. It lets you adjust the drivetrain by turning a dial on your center console between five modes:

  • Auto
  • Snow
  • Sand
  • Mud
  • Rock

The Escape does not offer any 4×4 systems. It also doesn’t give you the ability to adjust the drivetrain to match the terrain you’re driving on.

The Jeep Compass also lets you drive through ditches and over obstacles with confidence. Its versatile suspension gives it a high 8.5-inch ground clearance. With the Ford Escape, you’ll have to be a little more cautious off-roading with its 7.8-inch ground clearance.

Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape Design

2019 Orange Jeep CompassBefore you even take it for a spin, the Jeep Compass lets you know how capable it is. One look at this compact SUV and you’ll recognize the famous Jeep design. From the classic grille that’s topped with the Jeep name to the rounded roof rails and rugged tires, the Compass lives up to its pedigree.

The Ford Escape is quite sleek but can easily blend into a crowd of other SUVs. It sports a streamlined design that makes it clear it’s really only meant for highway driving.

Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape Infotainment System

The Jeep Compass helps you enjoy your drive wherever you go with the Uconnect® infotainment system. It has a standard 7-inch touchscreen in your dashboard. It’s easy to use with voice control and lets you quickly connect to your phone with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth™.

While a 7-inch screen is standard, you can upgrade to an 8.4-inch touchscreen that’ll take you on the best route with the Uconnect® 4C Navigation system. It delivers both turn-by-turn directions and sharp maps with pinch-to-zoom capability.

The Ford Escape also has a Bluetooth® compatible system, but its standard screen is just a 4.2-inch LCD monitor. In fact, its first few trim levels don’t even offer Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™. While you can upgrade to a touchscreen with navigation, it’s still smaller than the Jeep’s at eight inches across.

Test Drive Your Next SUV

Visit our car dealership to test drive the versatile and stylish Jeep Compass. It’ll help drivers in Somerset, New Bedford, and Fall River get through any conditions and stay connected wherever you go. To learn more about this Jeep Compass vs. Ford Escape comparison, contact us or visit our dealership.

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