Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape

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There’s a battle brewing between two SUVs –the 2021 Jeep Compass and Ford Escape—and a winner needs to be crowned. What’s the deciding factor, you may ask? It’s drivers in Walled Lake, West Bloomfield, and Farmington Hills, MI.

Let this side-by-side comparison of the Compass and the Escape crafted by your friends at LaFontaine CDJR Walled Lake be your guide.

Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape: Off-Road Capabilities

In round one, the Jeep Compass and Ford Escape will duke it out over off-road capabilities. The Ford Escape offers selectable drive modes that include Eco, Sport, Normal, Slippery, and Deep Snow/Sand. These modes are all designed to customize your drive and adapt to the terrain or road conditions you’re on.

In the 2021 Jeep Compass, you’ll have access to the available, Class-Exclusive 4×4 Selec-Terrain Traction Management System that offers many similar modes to those found in the Escape. However, the Compass can take it a step further by offering a Mud and available Rock mode. They allow you to take your adventures even further.

The Jeep Compass Trailhawk® trim features the ultra-unique Active Low Drive 4×4 System, which features a 20:1 crawl ratio and low range for Trail Rated® capability. So, if you want to maximize your off-road adventures, the Jeep Compass wins this round.

2021 Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape: Technology

Round two features the technology found inside the Jeep Compass and the Ford Escape. Some parts of this battle are even, with both vehicles featuring standard amenities like Bluetooth® connection capabilities, and wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.

However, the Jeep Compass starts to pull away with its standard 7-inch Uconnect® 4 touchscreen display, which is significantly larger than the standard 4.2-inch screen found in the Ford.

Both the Jeep and the Ford offer their own smartphone apps that allow you to do many different things right from your phone, including starting the vehicle, locking and unlocking the doors, locating the vehicle, enlisting the help of roadside assistance, and more.

The app in the Jeep, called SiriusXM Guardian™, ups the ante over the Ford by allowing you to look up directions on your phone and transfer them to the available Uconnect® navigation system before you get in the car.

Because of the available smartphone technology and bigger touchscreen display in the Jeep, it wins decisively over the Ford in round two.

Compass vs Escape: Interior Features

In the final round, we’ll see the Compass and the Escape duke it out over interior features. Once again, many of them are similar, including available heated front seats and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel. Cloth seating comes standard in both vehicles, but you can opt for leather seating as you move up in trim level.

The Compass delivers the knockout punch, though, with standard dual-zone climate control, which is in every trim. The Ford Escape also offers dual-zone climate control, but it’s not standard, so you’d have to upgrade to a higher trim level to get it.

Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape: Who Wins?

We’ve gone three rounds in this heavyweight bout between the 2021 Jeep Compass and the Ford Escape, but there is a clear winner: the Compass.

With better off-road capabilities, technology features, and interior features, this SUV is built for any lifestyle. To test drive the Compass throughout Walled Lake, West Bloomfield, and Farmington Hills, Michigan, contact us at LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Walled Lake today.


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