With their fun-loving performance and spacious cabins, the 2020 Ford Escape and Jeep Compass have a lot in common. That’s why, at Signature Auto Group, we’re ready to help you choose the best small crossover for your lifestyle. Check out our comparison guide to learn more about each model.
Friendly Cabin Space: 2020 Ford Escape
The newly redesigned 2020 Escape cabin is where you want to spend a long drive. After a nose-to-tail makeover, Ford’s small crossover is both longer and wider than before, which translates to more leg and hip room for you. Tall drivers will also love the new Escape, thanks to a wide range of seating and steering wheel adjustments. Besides roomy comfort and modern ergonomics, Ford’s updated crossover adds cool features, like a head-up display and accessible dash controls, to help you on your way.
Inside the 2020 Jeep Compass, the first thing you’ll notice is the clean-cut, straightforward design. While the Compass cabin isn’t as stylish as the Escape, it makes a point of being roomy and comfortable. Unfortunately, thick roof pillars cut down on your view of the road from the driver’s seat.
Cutting-Edge Technology: 2020 Ford Escape
These days, you don’t want to drive around without the latest technology. Ford anticipates your infotainment needs with its Sync 3 infotainment system. This setup includes an 8-inch touchscreen featuring both crisp graphics and complete smartphone integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. And every Escape comes standard with the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver safety aids. This bundle has your back, serving up potential lifesavers like lane keeping assistance and pre-collision detection with automatic emergency braking.
Of course, the 2020 Jeep Compass will also keep you plugged into the outside world. Among its standard infotainment features, you’ll also find an easy-to-use touchscreen interface and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay connectivity. However, the Compass doesn’t come standard with as many high-tech safety aids. If you want items like blind-spot monitoring or automatic emergency braking, you will need to pay extra for them.
Modern Fuel-Efficiency: 2020 Ford Escape
Whether you choose the hybrid or gas-powered Escape, Ford’s crossover provides the thriftiest ride. The hybrid Escape earns up to 41 mpg combined, and gas-powered models manage up to 30 mpg combined. Either way, that’s substantially more than the Jeep Compass, with its max EPA ratings of 26 mpg combined.
Off-Roading Performance: 2020 Jeep Compass
In the subcompact crossover segment, there’s no vehicle more ready for adventure than the Jeep Compass. The Compass even offers a special trim model, the Trailhawk, that’s especially trail-friendly. It’s fully loaded with rugged gear —including skid plates, a special all-wheel-drive system, and off-road-oriented tires — to help you tackle your favorite off-road trails.
The 2020 Ford Escape also has some sporty features up its sleeve. Its optional all-wheel-drive system will help you navigate icy Michigan winters. An all-wheel-drive Escape also performs well on light trails, but it’s unlikely to take you as deep into the wilderness as the Compass Trailhawk.
While the 2020 Jeep Compass is certainly ready for adventure, the fully redesigned 2020 Ford Escape is the better all-around model. Ford’s updated crossover combines sporty performance with excellent fuel economy. But it’s also big on modern comfort and convenience, treating you and your loved ones to cushy seating and outstanding tech features.
At Signature Auto Group, we invite you to test-drive the 2020 Escape. If you’re in the Lakes Region, swing by your friendly Michigan Ford Dealer to check out the latest and greatest version of Ford’s small crossover.