2021 Jeep Compass
Features & Specs
2021 Ford Escape
Ventilated seats
Not available
9-speed automatic
8-speed automatic
Keyless ignition
Engine displacement

2021 Jeep Compass vs Ford Escape

For anyone who is trying to get themselves their next SUV, you already know that there are a lot of different options on the market today. That makes it hard to really figure out which one might be best suited for your needs. Today, at Bud's CDJR, we want to help you nail down the SUV of your dreams. That's why we're taking a closer look at the 2021 Jeep Compass and the 2021 Ford Escape. The Compass starts off strong by adding in more driver aids throughout its lineup, and even giving you an 80th Anniversary Edition to consider! You'll also find real off-roading abilities and the perfect size for no matter where you live. The Escape comes in with a few additions to the available packages, and a few different exterior colors that you can now choose from. Keep reading as we find out more about these SUVs!

2021 Jeep Compass Power & Handling

When trying to determine the best vehicle for your needs, it's important to figure out the kind of power that you will be getting with that vehicle. This helps to determine overall capability and reliability. The 2021 Compass comes to you with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, which can output 175 pound-feet of torque and 180 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard here, though you can get all-wheel drive to make sure that off-roading is no problem for you. Another perk is a six-speed automatic transmission, which turns into a nine-speed automatic when you opt for AWD!

2021 Ford Escape Power & Handling

The Escape comes into the 2021 model year with its own engine options. The base engine is a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-3, outputting 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. The optional engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4, creating 280 pound-feet of torque and 250 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive being available. We're still more impressed with the ways in which Jeep vehicles handle off-road terrain much more than a Ford.

2021 Jeep Compass Features & Design

We already knew the Compass was going to be excellent when it comes to both off-road and on-the-road driving. Now is the time to figure out how this vehicle does in terms of features and equipment. Some of the standard features here include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, heated side mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, roof rails, a height-adjustable loadspace floor, and a 7-inch touchscreen. Optional features include leather upholstery, a navigation system, Selec-Terrain, rain-sensing wipers, heated front seats, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen.

2021 Ford Escape Features & Design

The last chance to catch the Compass comes in the form of features that the Escape has to offer. Some of the standard ones include a cloth interior, second-row sliding seats, selectable drive modes, and a safety suite. Optional features include evasive-steering assist, keyless entry, a hands-free power tailgate, Apple CarPlay, leather-trimmed front seats, and dual-zone climate controls.


While the 2021 Ford Escape isn't the worst model in the segment, it doesn't have the style, personality, nor off-roading capabilities that the 2021 Jeep Compass can give you. That's why we recommend scheduling a test drive with us today and you can experience the Compass up close and personal at our dealerships!

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