Compare 2012 Ford Escape vs 2012 Jeep Compass

2012 Ford Escape
2012 Jeep Compass
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4WD 4-Door Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door Hybrid 30 27 $30,002 $32,320
Escape 4WD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 30 27 $32,285 $34,830
Escape 4WD 4-Door Limited 20 27 $26,180 $28,120
Escape 4WD 4-Door XLT 20 27 $24,815 $26,620
Escape FWD 4-Door Hybrid 34 31 $28,409 $30,570
Escape FWD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 34 31 $30,692 $33,080
Escape FWD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $24,587 $26,370
Escape FWD 4-Door XLS 23 28 $20,315 $21,440
Escape FWD 4-Door XLT 21 28 $23,222 $24,870
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4WD 4-Door Latitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Compass 4WD 4-Door Latitude 21 26 $22,633 $23,445
Compass 4WD 4-Door Limited 21 26 $25,051 $26,045
Compass 4WD 4-Door Sport 22 28 $20,612 $21,045
Compass FWD 4-Door Latitude 23 27 $21,006 $21,695
Compass FWD 4-Door Limited 23 27 $23,424 $24,295
Compass FWD 4-Door Sport 23 29 $18,967 $19,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,002
$22,633
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,320
$23,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$539 / month
$391 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you're keen on green in crossover form, the 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid earns good gas-mileage ratings, but its styling and handling are showing their age. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 101.3
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 54.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 40.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 173.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.4 45.3
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 65.2
Liftover Height (in)
29.4 30.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.2 26.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.4 53.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.7 38.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
34.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.9 22.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.35 11.5 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 1.65 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 TTU
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T53 TTU
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3663 3247
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 5500 165 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
993 ED3
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
177 @ 6000 172 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
- TBD - DAV
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.04 5.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Continuously Variable Ratio
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.35 - 0.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Jeep Compass
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5
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
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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