2020 Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape

2020 Jeep Compass

When you’re looking for a compact yet powerful SUV for your adventures around the Hamilton, Madison, and Smyrna, New York, areas, there’s a good chance you’re considering the Jeep Compass or the Ford Escape. After all, they do have a reputation for delivering advanced performance, technology, and safety features. Ultimately, which would be the right fit for you?

Here at Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram (CDJR), we’re dedicated to helping our drivers every step of the way through their car-buying journeys. We know that starts right here with the research process. That’s why we created this breakdown of the 2020 Jeep Compass vs. Ford Escape. Now, let’s see how these two stack up against one another.

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Capability & Performance

2020 Jeep Compass TechWe know how snowy and icy those New York winters can get, which is why you’ll need a vehicle that’s ready to take on those cold weather commutes.

The Jeep Compass offers a few different features that will make driving through any climate safe and enjoyable.

  • Available rain-sensitive windshield wipers
  • Available windshield wiper de-icer
  • Available heated exterior mirrors

The available rain-sensitive windshield wipers sense moisture and automatically activate to provide you with advanced visibility during a storm.

The available windshield wiper de-icer heats up the bottom of your windshield to easily keep the wipers clean of slush and ice. With the available heated exterior mirrors, you’ll be able to maintain a clear view of your sides without having to worry about them frosting up.

Over in the Ford Escape, not all of these same cold-weather systems are available, making it harder to drive during almost half the year.

Traction & Stability Control

2020 Jeep CompassWhether you crave adventure or simply want peace of mind when traveling over changing road conditions, you’re going to want an SUV that’s equipped with a plethora of traction and stability features, which will help keep you and your fellow riders safe.

The Compass offers multiple 4×4 systems, and we’d be happy to go over which one best matches your needs. The available 4×4 Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System allows you to choose between five different modes: Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud, or Rock.

The Jeep Compass Trailhawk trim level proudly wears the Trail Rated® badge, which signifies its ability to perform well under various off-road conditions. With this trim, you’ll get exceptional maneuverability that allows you to steer over obstacles like rocks and logs. The high air intake and special water sealing capabilities make driving through flooded areas a breeze. You’ll get the Jeep Active Drive Low 4×4 System standard on this trim, which provides a 20:1 crawl ratio.

While the Ford Escape does offer an available all-wheel drive (AWD) system, it doesn’t offer the same advanced stability features and systems found in the Compass.

The Verdict: 2020 Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape

While both of these SUVs would be a decent choice for your commutes around the Hamilton, Madison, and Smyrna, NY, areas, it’s clear the Jeep Compass outperforms the Ford Escape in crucial categories like performance and capability.

Here at Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, we want to see you confidently drive off the lot in your new purchase. For more information or to schedule your next test drive, call or stop by today!

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