2011 Jeep
Compass
vs. 2012 Ford
Escape Limited

2012 Ford Escape Limited

9.8

starting from

$26,995

Reasons to buy the Ford Escape Limited

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Average cargo space
66.3 ft3
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Average range on the highway
490 miles
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Leather
Standard
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Power seats
Standard
2011 Jeep Compass

8.5

Runner-up

Jeep Compass

starting from

$20,045

Reasons to buy the Jeep Compass

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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
4 stars
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Power mirrors
Standard
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Good city fuel efficiency
23 mpg
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Very inexpensive
$20,045
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.0
2012 Ford Escape Limited Winner: Escape Limited
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  • Leather comes standard on the Escape Limited; the Compass only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Escape Limited's power seats; not available on the Compass
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Jeep Compass Winner: Compass
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  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 23 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $6,950 cheaper (around 30% less), $20,045 vs $26,995
Road Tests - vs -
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Safety Features - vs 10.0
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  • Neither has the best brakes for high-performance use
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance - vs 10.0
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  • Both Escape Limited and Compass are sluggish relative to their competitors
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
  • Underpowered
Practicality - vs 10.0
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Entertainment System - vs 10.0
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  • Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system
Overall 9.8 vs 8.5

Luxury Features

Ford
Escape Limited
2012 Ford Escape Limited
2011 Jeep Compass Jeep
Compass
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Escape Limited's power seats; not available on the Compass
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Escape Limited; the Compass only offers cloth seats

Cost

Ford
Escape Limited
2012 Ford Escape Limited
2011 Jeep Compass Jeep
Compass
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MSRP $26,995 vs $20,045 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 21 mpg vs 23 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Road Tests

Ford
Escape Limited
2012 Ford Escape Limited
2011 Jeep Compass Jeep
Compass
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0-60 mph 10.7 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 147 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 18.1 s @ 81 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Ford
Escape Limited
2012 Ford Escape Limited
2011 Jeep Compass Jeep
Compass
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Unknown vs Yes
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Airbags 5 vs 4 The Escape Limited has an OK number of airbags while the Compass has very few (missing Side)
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Rear brakes Drum vs Drum Neither has the best brakes for high-performance use
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs Uconnect

Crash Test Ratings

Ford
Escape Limited
2012 Ford Escape Limited
2011 Jeep Compass Jeep
Compass
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 4 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the Escape Limited
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Front driver crash test 2 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 4 stars vs Unknown

Performance

Ford
Escape Limited
2012 Ford Escape Limited
2011 Jeep Compass Jeep
Compass
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Horsepower 171 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 158 HP @ 6,400 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The Escape Limited has more gears and the Compass is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Manual transmission
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paddle shifters Unknown vs Not Available
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 19.3 lb/hp vs 19.5 lb/hp Both Escape Limited and Compass are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.7 ft vs 35.6 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

Ford
Escape Limited
2012 Ford Escape Limited
2011 Jeep Compass Jeep
Compass
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 66.3 ft3 vs 53.6 ft3 The Escape Limited has OK cargo room, while the Compass has very little
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front seats 55.0 ft3 vs 52.2 ft3 The Escape Limited has average-sized front seats, while the Compass is very cramped
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Base payload capacity Unknown vs 925 lb
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Escape Limited offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Compass
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Cupholders Unknown vs 4
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Escape Limited
2012 Ford Escape Limited
2011 Jeep Compass Jeep
Compass
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Number of speakers Unknown vs 4
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Has speed sensitive volume Unknown vs No
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the Escape Limited, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Unknown vs Yes
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Has subwoofer Unknown vs No
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Jeep Compass Limited 2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited Compass Limited vs RAV4 Limited
2011 Jeep Compass 2011 Jeep Patriot Compass vs Patriot
2011 Jeep Compass Limited 2011 Ford Edge Limited Compass Limited vs Edge Limited
2011 Jeep Compass 2011 Jeep Liberty Limited Edition Compass vs Liberty Limited Edition
2012 Ford Escape Limited 2011 Ford Edge SE Escape Limited vs Edge SE
2012 Ford Escape Limited 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Escape Limited vs Grand Cherokee Laredo
2012 Ford Escape XLS 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Escape XLS vs Outback 2.5i
2012 Ford Escape Limited 2012 Ford Fusion SEL Escape Limited vs Fusion SEL
2012 Ford Escape XLT 2011 Jeep Liberty Limited Edition Escape XLT vs Liberty Limited Edition

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