Compare 2012 Jeep Compass vs 2012 Ford Escape

2012 Jeep Compass
2012 Ford Escape
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 29 $18,967 $19,295
4WD 4-Door Sport 22 28 $20,612 $21,045
FWD 4-Door Latitude 23 27 $21,006 $21,695
4WD 4-Door Latitude 21 26 $22,633 $23,445
FWD 4-Door Limited 23 27 $23,424 $24,295
4WD 4-Door Limited 21 26 $25,051 $26,045
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FWD 4-Door XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door XLS 23 28 $20,315 $21,440
FWD 4-Door XLT 21 28 $23,222 $24,870
FWD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $24,587 $26,370
4WD 4-Door XLT 20 27 $24,815 $26,620
4WD 4-Door Limited 20 27 $26,180 $28,120
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 34 31 $28,409 $30,570
4WD 4-Door Hybrid 30 27 $30,002 $32,320
FWD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 34 31 $30,692 $33,080
4WD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 30 27 $32,285 $34,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,967
$20,315
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,295
$21,440
Monthly Payment Estimate
$322 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Jeep Compass looks pretty good—and its combination of versatile interior, mild off-road ability, and reasonably good gas mileage make it even more attractive—but it simply fails to feel cohesive, responsive, or refined. The 2012 Ford Escape still antes up solid crossover bona fides, but its sluggish handling and plasticky interior are ready for retirement
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
26.7 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 71.1
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 29.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
22.7 31.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 37.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
53.6 67.2
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 - 35.0
Brakes
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 0.5
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
pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.6 16.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 - TBD -
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 Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TTU T53
Front Tire Size
P215/60R17 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TTU T53
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 225
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3082 3268
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
141 @ 5000 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
ECN 997
Displacement
2.0/122 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6400 171 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.5
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.25
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.80
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 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Compass Ford Escape
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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.)
NA NA
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.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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