Compare 2014 Ford Escape vs 2015 Jeep Patriot

2014 Ford Escape
2015 Jeep Patriot
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4WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,457 $27,300
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,769 $30,850
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,772 $23,100
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,826 $25,550
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,136 $29,100
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4WD 4-Door Altitude Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Altitude Edition 21 27 $18,843 $18,995
Patriot 4WD 4-Door High Altitude Edition 21 27 $24,153 $24,795
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Latitude 21 27 $24,153 $24,795
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Limited 21 27 $26,127 $26,895
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Sport 22 27 $18,843 $18,995
Patriot FWD 4-Door Altitude Edition 22 27 $16,853 $16,895
Patriot FWD 4-Door High Altitude Edition 22 27 $21,051 $21,495
Patriot FWD 4-Door Latitude 23 30 $21,051 $21,495
Patriot FWD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $24,247 $24,895
Patriot FWD 4-Door Sport 23 30 $16,853 $16,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,457
$18,843
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,300
$18,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With authentically athletic looks and performance balancing out good passenger space, cargo versatility, and loads of high-tech features, the 2014 Ford Escape is attractive to a wide range of buyers. The 2015 Jeep Patriot is a no-nonsense budget utility, with available equipment that can take you where most little crossovers won't.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 52.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 51
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 54.5
Second Head Room (in)
39 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 104.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 40.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 103.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 69.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
178.1 173.8
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.8
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 53.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 23
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 23
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 45.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 27.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 38
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.5
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 35.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TJL TTU
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P215/60TR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TJL TTU
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P215/60TR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3645 3263
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 5700 172 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500 165 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99X ED3
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.64
Trans Order Code
446 DA4
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 4.12
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.80
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Jeep Patriot
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 (Est) 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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