Compare 2008 Jeep Compass vs 2009 Ford Escape

2008 Jeep Compass
2009 Ford Escape
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $16,402 $17,475
4WD 4-Door Sport 22 27 $17,995 $19,225
FWD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $20,024 $21,455
4WD 4-Door Limited 22 27 $21,617 $23,205
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FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
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
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 25 $21,969 $23,395
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 28 $21,789 $23,455
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 26 $22,708 $24,465
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $23,123 $24,920
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 25 $23,381 $25,205
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 26 $24,033 $25,920
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 24 $24,300 $26,215
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $24,715 $26,670
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 24 $25,625 $27,670
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 31 $27,422 $29,645
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $29,015 $31,395
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 34 31 $29,542 $31,975
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 29 27 $31,135 $33,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,402
$19,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,475
$20,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$291 / month
$341 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Jeep Compass tries to take the brand to a new on-road audience, but falls short of pleasing drivers who never hit the trails. 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
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.3 99.5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
173.4 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
45.3 43.2
Height, Overall (in)
64.2 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)
71.3 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 37.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.1
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 Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3014 4320
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 5.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4400 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
ED3 997
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
172 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 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
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.26
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 1.94
Trans Order Code
DD7 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Compass Ford Escape
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.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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