2020 Jeep Compass
Features & Specs
2020 Ford Escape
Heated seats
Available on other styles
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Engine displacement
Engine configuration

2020 Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape

The simple act of owning a vehicle that you can be proud of is a big deal. This is the chance to really make sure that you are getting something that fits all of your needs, while also making sure that you can be proud to drive it. We want to simplify the experience for you, which is why we are breaking down the SUV lineup to two of the top competitors. These options include the 2020 Jeep Compass and the 2020 Ford Escape. The Compass makes its mark with off-roading abilities, numerous packages and options, great exterior paint colors, and even a ventilated seat option. Meanwhile, the Escape tries to keep up with a new suspension, second-row sliding seats, and Ford Co-Pilot360. To figure out which of these vehicles you need to drive home in, keep reading down below!

2020 Jeep Compass Power & Handling

The first place to start whenever you're looking at a vehicle is to figure out what is underneath the hood. This is a great way to really get a feel for the kind of power and utility that you'll be able to get out of it. In the case of the 2020 Compass, you will find one standard and flexible engine. This engine is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder, which can offer you around 175 pound-feet of torque and an impressive 180 horsepower. You'll be able to choose between two- or four-wheel drive, depending on what you intend on doing with this vehicle. You also get the option of a six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic, or a nine-speed automatic transmission. There is a configuration for everyone here with the Compass.

2020 Ford Escape Power & Handling

Two gasoline engines are available with the 2020 Escape. The important thing to note with this vehicle is the lack of four-wheel drive. While you do get FWD and AWD as options, they can't replace the off-roading capabilities that four-wheel drive give you. The base engine is a 1.5-liter inline-3, which produces 190 pound-feet of torque and 181 horsepower. Another option is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, which creates around 280 pound-feet of torque and around 200 horsepower. Remember, keep this SUV off of the trails.

2020 Jeep Compass Features & Design

After you're done checking what the engine of the Compass can do, it's time to turn your focus on what you can get from the trim lineup. This is an easy and simple way to get a vehicle that meets your needs, and your personality. Some of the standard features with this machine include Bluetooth, Android Auto, keyless entry, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker infotainment system, and a rearview camera. Other optional features include ambient interior lighting, automatic headlights, forward-collision alert, blind-spot monitoring, dual-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a tow package, and a panoramic sunroof.

2020 Ford Escape Features & Design

Turning our attention to the Escape's trim lineup, we'll see how much more flexible the Compass is in comparison. Some of the standard features here include second-row sliding seats, selectable drive modes, Ford Co-Pilot360 safety features, and a 4.5-inch display monitor. Some of the available features include heated front seats, keyless entry, an 8-inch touchscreen, memory front seats, a hands-free power tailgate, remote start, ambient lighting with floor lights, dual-zone climate controls, and a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system.


As you can probably tell by now, while the Ford Escape isn't a bad SUV, it doesn't offer you all of the flexibility of the Compass. You'll be able to handle off-roading environments, on-the-road fun, and everything else in between. Stop by our dealership today to see all of the models that we have available!

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