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2009 Jeep Compass

2009 Ford Escape

  2009 Jeep Compass Sport 2009 Ford Escape
MSRP
$18,465
$20,435
Invoice $17,363 $19,245
MPG
City/Highway
23/28 17/31
Rating
6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The Jeep Compass steers the brand toward a new on-road audience but falls short, pleasing neither off-roaders nor drivers who never hit the trails. Read Full Review Though it looks decidedly old-school, the Ford Escape is a solid and stylish five-passenger, compact SUV that has been kept up-to-date. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Fuel efficiency compared to SUVs
  • Spaciousness
  • Street-friendly all-wheel drive
  • Overall practicality

Dislikes:

  • Cheap-feeling cabin materials
  • Ill-suited CVT automatic
  • Noisy, buzzy interior
  • Anonymous styling, despite the Jeep grille

Likes:

  • Improved power and fuel economy
  • Responsive six-speed automatic transmission
  • Technologically advanced infotainment system
  • Well-rounded safety package

Dislikes:

  • Still not very refined
  • Complex process for folding rear seat
  • Uncomfortable backseat
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