2021 Jeep Compass vs 2021 Ford Escape

2021 jeep compass

Both the 2021 Jeep Compass and the 2021 Ford Escape hold court on the roads near Fenton and Grand Blanc, Michigan. But which can reign as the supreme ruler wherever you go? LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Fenton scoured each car for all their characteristics to see who gives you more royal treatment, as evidenced in this review.

Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape Trim Levels

A comprehensive lineup of trims can be found for the Jeep Compass. Go standard with Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk. To get limited edition trims instead, check out Freedom, Altitude, and 80th Anniversary.

Four trim levels, including S, SE, SEL, and Titanium, fill out the Ford Escape roster. Fewer trims may mean less chance at the variety you seek.

Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape Interior

While you’re getting many of the same items in both cabins, like available leather seating and a panoramic moonroof, a few items differ. For example, both vehicles supply Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, but only the Jeep outfits every trim with it.

In the front seat of the Compass, you can add 8-way power seats for both driver and passenger. The Ford does not carry these options. For the front passenger, the top choice is an available 6-way power front-passenger seat.

Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape Safety Gadgets

2021 jeep compassOf course, you can find the usual safety systems found on board most SUVs these days, like blind spot monitors and backup cameras. Some items, though, never appear on the radar.

With the Jeep, the trims come equipped with heated exterior mirrors that melt the ice that clouds them. You can add rain-sensing windshield wipers that turn on with the first drop and a windshield wiper de-icer, which comes in handy and eliminates the endless scraping.

Both heated sideview mirrors and rain-sensing windshield wipers surface in the Ford if only for a few trims. Unfortunately, you cannot count on a de-icer made for your windshield wipers. They’re simply unavailable.

To direct your car to make phone calls or recite directions, the Compass uses integrated Voice Command through Bluetooth®. If you select the correct trim, the Ford gives you available Voice-Activated Navigation.

Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape Performance

Each SUV is able to tow, so you’re able to bring along your boat or a trailer when going away. While the Compass offers an optional 9-speed automatic transmission, the Escape upgrade uses only an 8-speed automatic.

Plus, the Jeep can be rigged with a 4×4 powertrain. With this powertrain, you can choose the Active Drive Low 4×4 system. This provides you with a 20:1 crawl ratio for going on the prowl on the most precarious terrain. While the Ford does offer all-wheel drive, it lacks the off-road chops of the system in the Jeep.

Which Gives You the Royal Treatment? 2021 Jeep Compass vs 2021 Ford Escape

Have you found your supreme road ruler in the 2021 Jeep Compass or the 2021 Ford Escape? It’s possible, but Fenton and Grand Blanc shoppers can benefit from an in-person experience to see if the Jeep performs like royalty on the roads. We recommend that you schedule a test drive at LaFontaine CDJR Fenton to try it out.


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