2019 Jeep Compass


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2019 Jeep Compass

2019 Ford Escape

Keyless Ignition


Offered on Higher Trim Levels

Standard Engine Power

180 Horsepower

168 Horsepower

Fuel Economy

32 MPG Highway

29 MPG Highway

Ground Clearance

7.8 inches

7.8 inches

2019 Jeep Compass vs 2019 Ford Escape near Troy, MI

When there are so many great options on the market, it can be hard to find the right compact SUV that meets all your wants and needs. We are to help you narrow down the packed segment by picking two of the leaders and pitting them against each other to see how they stand up. On the left, we have the 2019 Jeep Compass and to the right, we have the 2019 Ford Escape. Both models have a lot to offer and we are breaking down their engine and feature options to help you decide so keep reading the rest of our comparison review! 

2019 Jeep Compass Power & Handling

Under the hood of each Compass model, there is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine doing the work. This engine creates 175 pound-feet of torque and 180 horsepower. There are three transmission match options for this engine depending on the drivetrain you opt for. Both 4x2 and 4x4 models mate this engine with a six-speed manual transmission while some 4x2 models can opt for a six-speed automatic transmission. 4x4 models can also mate this engine with a class-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission. All Compass models that are mated to an automatic transmission are outfitted with engine start/stop technology to help boost fuel economy and save the environment. If you have some towing to do, a 4WD Compass is the one for you as it boasts a 2,000-pound towing capacity.

2019 Ford Escape Power & Handling

There are three engine options available to power the Ford Escape and there are tied to specific trim levels. The first, a 2.5-liter inline-4 creates 170 lb-ft of torque and 168 horsepower. The second option is a 1.5-liter turbo inline-4 that generates 177 lb-ft of torque and 179 horsepower. The final engine is a 2.0-liter turbo inline-4 that pumps out 275 lb-ft of torque and 245 horsepower. Each engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard for all engine options as well while all-wheel-drive is available.

2019 Jeep Compass Features & Design

In the 2019 model year, Jeep offers the Compass in four trim levels. They include the Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk. The entry-level Sport model comes outfitted with standard features like a 7" touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, first- and second-row USB ports, smartphone integration, height-adjustable front seats, a six-speaker sound system, and a rear bench seat with 60/40 split-folding. The upper trim levels build upon the Sport's offering with features like an 8.4" touchscreen, heated front seats, a power driver's seat, remote start, and a color information display. The Trailhawk model takes the Compass off-roading with off-road-oriented tires, skid plates, a raised suspension, and more!

2019 Ford Escape Features & Design

There are four Escape trim levels offered for the 2019 model year. The entry-level S trim level comes outfitted with standard features such as cruise control, automatic headlights, a reclining rear seat, 17" steel wheels, MyKey Parental Controls, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 4.2" central screen, USB port, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker sound system. The upper trim levels offer more features like dual-zone automatic climate control, cloth upholstery, heated front seats, roof rails, rear parking sensors, larger wheels, ambient interior lighting, a 110-volt household-style outlet, ambient interior lighting, and remote engine start.


While both compact SUVs are good options, the Compass is the one for us! With multiple transmission options, tons of great standard features, and a trim dedicating to off-roading, how can the Escape compete? Come learn even more about the 2019 Jeep Compass at the dealership today and drive home with your dream model!

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