2017 Jeep Compass vs. 2017 Ford Escape

The�2017 Jeep Compass�vs. 2017 Ford Escape was one of the most exciting vehicle comparisons our team at Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram has gotten to do. With all that off-roading technology and advance features, how could it not be? Aside from the occasional camping trip, what drivers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens really care about is how a vehicle will perform during their daily commute.

So in this comparison, we took a closer look at the 2017 Ford Escape and Jeep Compass in terms of city driving as well as more recreational types of travel.

Jeep Compass vs. Ford Escape: Interior Specs

One of the first things you'll notice about the Jeep Compass vs. the Ford Escape is passenger volume. Specifically, the Compass packs in a total of 126.7 cubic feet of passenger volume whereas the Ford Escape offers just 98.7. However, that's not the only interior difference.

The Jeep Compass also has more legroom in the second row at 38.3 inches compared to 37.3 inches in the Ford Escape S. Jump into the front seat of the 2017 Compass and you'll find 41.8 inches of legroom complimented by 39.2 inches of headroom-plenty of space for taller drivers.

When it comes to cargo room, both SUVs offer an adequate amount of space for transporting camping gear or bags from a shopping trip.


Both the 2017 Jeep Compass and Ford Escape come standard with a four-cylinder engine and a six-speed transmission. The Jeep Compass can generate up to 180 horsepower when properly equipped and tow up to 2,000 pounds. Meanwhile, the standard engine of the 2017 Ford Escape S is limited to 168 horsepower and tows up to 1,500 pounds.

When it comes to�true off-roading capabilities, the Jeep Compass is unrivaled given its specialized Selec-Terrian� Traction Management System and the available Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 System. Both of these technology features allow the 2017 Compass to take on a variety of challenging road conditions.

Technology Features

The 2017 Jeep Compass comes standard with a powerful four-speaker sound system, Bluetooth� technology for streaming audio, voice command, satellite radio, and a USB port for connecting and charging your portable devices. However, drivers can also opt for a nine-speaker Boston Acoustic sound system, a 6.5-inch touchscreen display, and a rearview camera.

The Ford Escape also has an available nine-speaker sound system and a standard voice-activated infotainment system. In fact, the two vehicles share a lot of the same technology, including a touchscreen display and hands-free phone capabilities.

In order to see what really sets the 2017 Jeep Compass and Ford Escape apart, you'll need to schedule a test drive and explore one for yourself. Drivers from across the Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens area can schedule a test drive at Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram. Our team will walk you through all the features and options so you can decide if this vehicle is right for you.

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