2019 Jeep Compass vs. 2019 Ford Escape Comparison in Morris, IL

Are you looking for a new compact SUV, but aren't sure which model is right for your daily drive? Let the Greenway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram experts assist you! We've put together a comprehensive comparison of two popular models: the 2019 Jeep Compass and 2019 Ford Escape. You'll learn more about performance, interior, technology, and safety differences. If you already have the Compass in mind, check out the new vehicle inventory at our Jeep dealership in Morris, IL, for available trims and the Jeep Compass trim comparison for details on each Compass trim.

In this comparison, we'll be taking a look at the 2019 Jeep Compass Altitude, starting at $26,265 MSRP, and 2019 Ford Escape SE, starting at $26,500 MSRP.


The 2.4L TigerShark® MultiAir® engine is standard on the Jeep Compass. It delivers 180 HP and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. The Escape, on the other hand, is equipped with a 1.5L turbo engine, which delivers 179 HP and 177 lb.-ft. of torque. Both vehicles come with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Compass is available with 4x2 or Trail Rated® 4x4 while the Escape comes with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. When it comes to fuel economy, you will be pleasantly surprised that the Compass gets better highway gas mileage than the Escape. You can expect 32 highway MPG on the 2019 Jeep Compass and only 30 highway MPG on the 2019 Ford Escape.


Whether you're interested in comfort features or modern design elements, the Ford Escape and Jeep Compass certainly have what you're looking for. Explore key interior differences below.

  • Premium cloth front bucket seats are standard on the Compass while basic cloth seats are standard on the Escape.
  • A full sunroof with power front and fixed rear is standard on the Compass. This is not available on the Ford Escape.
  • Add premium elements to the cabin with the Compass's leather-wrapped shift knob. A standard gear shift knob is featured on the Escape.


From premium sound to connectivity, there's so many technology features on the Compass and Escape for you to take advantage of. However, the Compass has a few more features that will make your drive more enjoyable.

  • You'll get the Uconnect® 4 infotainment system with 7-in. display on the Jeep Compass. A similar, but less impressive infotainment system is included with the Ford Escape.
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are standard on only the Jeep Compass.
  • The BeatsAudio™ premium sound system is also only optional with the Jeep Compass.
2019 Jeep Compass vs. 2019 Ford Escape Interior Comparison


Driver assist and safety features increase your safety and help you stay alert during even the most hectic commute. You'll find that both the Jeep Compass and Ford Escape will give you great peace of mind, but the Compass includes many of the state-of-the-art driver assist features that you're looking for.

  • Blind-Spot and Cross-Path Detection is optional only with the Jeep Compass.
  • LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning is also a driver assist feature that is only optional with the Jeep Compass.
  • Yet again, the Jeep Compass is optional with another helpful safety feature: the ParkSense® Rear Park-Assist System. The Escape is equipped with a rear view camera.
2109 Jeep Compass Safety Features

Test Drive the Compass at Greenway CDJR

Take the new Compass for a spin at Greenway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram when you schedule a test drive. For more information, don't hesitate to reach out to our Jeep dealership in Morris, IL, by sending a message or calling (815) 942-3400.

2018 Jeep Compass Parked by the City at Night