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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Latitude
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $18,234 $18,720
FWD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $22,573 $23,385
4WD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $19,862 $20,470
4WD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $24,200 $25,135
FWD 4-Door Latitude 23 27 $15,268 $15,365
4WD 4-Door Latitude 23 28 $16,678 $16,865
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
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Transmission

Engine

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 20 28 $19,245 $20,435
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 28 $20,358 $21,645
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 28 $21,789 $23,455
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $23,123 $24,920
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 26 $22,708 $24,465
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 26 $24,033 $25,920
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 31 $27,422 $29,645
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 34 31 $29,542 $31,975
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 25 $21,969 $23,395
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 25 $23,381 $25,205
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $24,715 $26,670
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 24 $24,300 $26,215
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 24 $25,625 $27,670
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $29,015 $31,395
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 29 27 $31,135 $33,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,268
$19,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,365
$20,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$256 / month
$341 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Although the 2010 Jeep Compass strikes out on design, with an anonymous look that fails to be either sleek or rugged, it has decent performance, good safety, and some standout features. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 56.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.9 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.3 99.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 8.4
Length, Overall (in) 173.4 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 45.3 43.2
Height, Overall (in) 65.2 67.9
Liftover Height (in) 30.5 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 26.7 33.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 71.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 37.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 53.6 66.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 38.0 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 34.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 22.7 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 1.0 11.9 x 0.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.6 16.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code TTU NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R17 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TTU NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R17 P235/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - TBD - 4320
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 110
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 172 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 165 @ 4400 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code ED3 997
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.26
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 1.94
Trans Order Code DD7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.12 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.5
Summary
Vehicle Name Jeep Compass Ford Escape
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Stabilizer bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 -
 
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