2017 Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape
When drivers in the Chicago, Skokie, and Park Ridge areas begin looking for their next SUV, there’s a few qualities we know will top their wish lists. They’ll want a vehicle with plenty of safety features, precise handling in poor weather, and tons of interior comfort.
Out of the 2017 Jeep Compass and the 2017 Ford Escape, which formidable SUV best matches this description? In this comparison, our team at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR) will show you.
The Protection You Need
Even if it has the speed and comfort to satisfy your needs, your SUV won’t be much good to you without the right protection. Drivers of the 2017 Ford Escape will have access to some helpful technologies like AdvanceTrac® Stability Control and Brake Assist. But how does this stack up to the competition?
The 2017 Jeep Compass is absolutely packed with safety technology. Not only does it contain its own stability control system, it also comes with All-Speed Traction Control and Electronic Roll Mitigation. No matter what the road conditions look like, your Compass can stay on course.
In addition to your typical Brake Assist, drivers of the Compass will also have Rain Brake Support. This feature will help rapidly dry brake discs and improve stopping power on wet roads.
2017 Jeep Compass vs 2017 Ford Escape Specs
With all those vehicle-stabilizing safety features, your Jeep Compass is bound to have excellent traction. In addition, the drivetrain incorporates a Selec-Terrain® system and all-wheel drive suspension. With these additions, your SUV will handle more precisely than ever.
Backing this drivetrain is a 2.4L MultiAir 4-cylinder engine with available Stop-Start Technology. A 9-speed automatic transmission is also available, which can help boost your maximum towing capacity to 2,000 pounds.
The front-wheel driving Escape doesn’t have quite so much power. Its 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission only allow the SUV to tow up to 1,500 pounds, making it the less capable road trip vehicle.
Get Comfortable in Your SUV
To achieve total comfort in your vehicle, major space is a must. Unfortunately, the Ford Escape again falls short in this category, offering only 98.7 cubic feet of interior volume. Meanwhile, Compass passengers will have 126.7 cubic feet to move around in.
The Jeep Compass includes a couple other convenience features that are completely absent in its competitor, such as push-button start and remote keyless entry. These features make entering your car and firing up the engine a total breeze.
The Escape and Compass have similar entertainment systems. Both include six speakers for audio, as well as their own entertainment suites that feature voice commands, streaming options, and hands-free calls.
A Difference You Can’t Ignore
When it comes down to the most important qualities of an SUV-space, muscle, handling-the 2017 Ford Escape simply can’t compete with the 2017 Jeep Compass. It’s a difference you’ll need to experience for yourself to fully appreciate.
Drivers in the Chicago, Skokie, and Park Ridge areas can contact Marino CJDR to schedule a test drive today!