2019 Jeep Compass

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2019 Ford Escape


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Features & Specs

2019 Jeep Compass

2019 Ford Escape

Engine Power

180 hp

168 hp

Engine Torque

175 ft-lbs.

170 ft-lbs.

Fuel Economy

23 to 32 mpg

21 to 29 mpg

Front Shoulder Room

56.7 in.

55.9 in.

2019 Jeep Compass vs 2019 Ford Escape near Toledo, OH

The names Jeep and Ford are certainly attention grabbers, and in 2019 they have released updates of their more popular models, the Compass and the Escape. Both are outstanding vehicles, but one certainly has a leg up over the other. On the left, we have the Jeep Compass with its terrific gas mileage and superior off-road capability, and on the right is the 2019 Ford Escape. Continue reading to see which one comes out on top.

2019 Jeep Compass Power & Handling

Jeep offers a 2.4-liter engine with 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft. of torque for the 2019 Compass. This engine is highly customizable based on the trim level as the Sport and Latitude trims come with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic while the upper echelon trims of the Limited or the Trailhawk come with a 9-speed automatic. Equipped with all Compass models with automatic transmission is stop/start technology that idles the engine when it comes to complete stop. Each trim, outside of the base model Sport, comes with the option of four-wheel-drive which, when equipped allows the Compass to tow up to 2,000 pounds. With all this power, one would assume that the Jeep Compass is terrible on gas, but fear not! The Compass gets 23 miles to the gallon for city driving and a stalwart 32 mpg for highway driving making it one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs on the market.

2019 Ford Escape Power & Handling

The 219 Ford Escape has a few engine options as well. The base trim Ford Escape S uses a 2.5 liter with 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. The second is a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that provides 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque which is available in higher-level trims such as the SE and the new SEL. Unlike the Jeep Compass, neither of these engines come with the option of a manual transmission and the base trims of the 2019 Ford Escape also do not provide the choice of four-wheel-drive. Fuel economy is fine getting 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, but it's undoubtedly not best-in-class.

2019 Jeep Compass Features & Design

In 2019, the Jeep Compass gets an update with a design pattern similar to the Cherokee and the Renegade, with its large round air vents and logically arranged controls. The seats are comfortable as they are made of high-quality materials and state-of-the-art technology, and the 38.3 inches of legroom is more spacious than any other midsized sedan. On the outside, the 2019 Compass has an attractive black, 2-tone roof which comes standard with the Trailhawk and Limited models and is optional on the Latitude. Each trim comes with standard features like automatic headlights, cornering fog lights an 17-inch wheels. The Trialhawk particularly ups its game adding the comfort of all-leather seating and dual climate control interior with the rugged increased ground clearance, skid plates, and backout anti-glare hood of its exterior.

2019 Ford Escape Features & Design

The 2019 Ford Escape also receives a makeover with its soft-touch surfaces and a newly revised gauge cluster along with climate controls. The exterior also looks fresh with its LED-infused headlights and larger outboard intakes. Unlike its competitors, like the Jeep Compass, the 2019 Ford Escape does not come with popular features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In its place is a Ford basic connect system that does include Bluetooth connectivity and voice recognition but lacks the options of the Jeep Compasses Uconnect system. The highest trim level, the Titanium, has some excellent features including a hands-free tailgate, heated steering wheel, and power passenger seat but, since it's not an off-road vehicle, lacks the ground clearance and the skid plates of the Compass's Trailhawk.

Conclusions

In the end, we are going to declare the 2019 Jeep Compass the winner. The technology is better with Jeep's signature Uconnect system with the standard 8.4-inch touch screen. It's roomier with the 38.3 inches of rear-seat seat legroom. Best of all, it can go off-road something that none of the Ford Escape trims can do. Both vehicles are outstanding, but the 2019 Jeep Compass can do more, making it a better investment. If you're interested in learning more about the 2019 Jeep Compass, click the link at the bottom to read the full review!

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