Leasing Tips: Jeep Compass vs. Ford Escape – Which SUV is Right for You?

August 19th, 2020 by

Jeep Compass vs. Ford EscapeIf you’re looking to lease an SUV with the latest features and off-roading capabilities, start by comparing the 2020 Jeep Compass and the 2020 Ford Escape. Both of these sport utility vehicles bring their own unique qualities to the table. Which one is right for you? Progressive has you covered with the information to help make your decision. Read on to learn more and compare the Jeep Compass and Ford Escape.


Both of these SUVs come with their own notable capabilities, like towing abilities and excellent handling of rough terrain and road conditions.

The 2020 Ford Escape features available AWD and Selectable Drive Modes that help provide a smooth drive through a variety of weather conditions.

The 2020 Jeep Compass is capable of handling inclement weather conditions just as well as it handles smooth pavement on a sunny day. The Compass’ available 4×4 Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System allows the driver to choose between snow, sand, mud or rock modes to adapt to all types of driving conditions.

Looking for even more features? Both vehicles have available rain-sensing windshield wipers and heated exterior mirrors to improve visibility in bad weather. The Jeep Compass goes a step further with an available windshield wiper de-icer to keep ice from building at the bottom of the windshield.

Power and Handling

The Jeep Compass comes with a great standard engine, which is 2.4-liter 4-cylinder and has the ability to put out 175 pound-feet of torque and 180 horsepower. You can choose to pair the engine with one of three unique transmissions and either FWD or AWD.

The Ford Escape has a standard 1.5-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine. You get about 190 pound-feet of torque and 181 horsepower with the base. A more impressive engine that’s available, but isn’t standard, is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, generating 280 pound-feet of torque and 250 horsepower.

The standard transmission is an eight-speed automatic, so you do not get the choice when it comes to transmission options, which makes the Jeep Compass more appealing.

Tech Features

If you’re looking for the ability to connect your mobile device, the Jeep Compass and Ford Escape both bring options to do so.

The Jeep Compass features a Uconnect® 4 system for both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®, allowing you to connect to the infotainment system to play music, make phone calls, send messages and display maps for directions.

The Ford Escape offers similar features with its available SYNC® 3 system, but it only comes standard with SYNC®, meaning you will not have the same access to smartphone apps while driving and will need to purchase a higher trim level.

The Jeep Compass comes out on top when it comes to connecting to your favorite apps.

Interior Comfort

Both vehicles have available heated front seats and steering wheel to warm you in the winter.

The 2020 Jeep Compass also has the Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control System, which allows the driver and front seat passenger to set their own individual temperature. For personalized comfort control with the Ford Escape, you need to purchase a higher trim level.

While both of these SUVs have notable qualities, the 2020 Jeep Compass is the clear winner and might be just the new vehicle you’re looking for!

Take a look at the Progressive Jeep’s Jeep Compass inventory in Massillon and contact us to schedule a test drive and learn about leasing options.

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