2019 Jeep Compass in blue

2019 Jeep Compass

2019 Ford Escape in silver

2019 Ford Escape

2019 Jeep Compass vs. 2019 Ford Escape

2019 Jeep Compass


2019 Ford Escape
180-hp 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder

Standard Engine

168-hp 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder
22 mpg city/31 mpg highway

Fuel Economy

21 mpg city/29 mpg highway
9-speed automatic

Transmission Options

6-speed automatic

IIHS Overall Evaluation


Whiplash Protection System

Not Available

Forward Collision Warning Plus

Not Available

If you’re having difficulties deciding between the Jeep Compass vs. Ford Escape, there’s no need to stress! We’ve done the research for you in the areas that customers care about the most. Whether you’re looking for a robust SUV for outdoor adventures or a family-friendly vehicle that can do it all, we think that the Jeep Compass specs have the advantage over the Ford Escape. Take a look at our SUV comparison to see for yourself!


When you think of a Jeep, you probably think about rugged off-road chops and terrific durability. That may be true, but the Jeep Compass is surprisingly versatile when compared to the Ford Escape. The Jeep Compass has a standard 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with 180 hp, while the Ford Escape’s 2.5L 4-cylinder falls a little short with just 168 hp in total. But you might be surprised to learn that the Jeep Compass also has better fuel economy – generating an extra two miles per gallon on the highway! The Compass also offers more transmission options than the Ford Escape, including both automatic and manual options. And Jeep’s optional 9-speed automatic transmission provides a smooth and seamless driving experience, which outperforms Ford’s 6-speed. When it comes to performance, the Jeep Compass is the winner.

2019 Jeep Compass driving off road


In our SUV comparison, we were also surprised by the differences in safety features and ratings when analyzing the Jeep Compass vs. Ford Escape. The Jeep Compass earned an overall rating of “Good” from the Insurance Institution of Highway Safety. The Ford Escape only earned an “Acceptable,” which might not inspire much confidence on the road! The Jeep Compass is also equipped with standard Active Head Restraints to help prevent whiplash in an emergency, while the Ford Escape does not, as well as a Forward Collision Warning Plus system that brakes automatically in case of a potential collision. The Ford Escape does not.

Learn More About the Competition

You’ve read our SUV comparison of the Jeep Compass vs. Ford Escape, but can the Compass crush the rest of the competition? Read our SUV comparisons of the 2019 Honda CR-V and 2019 Nissan Rogue to find out, and stop by Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Schaumburg for your test drive!

2019 Jeep Compass interior dashboard


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