2018 Jeep Compass vs. Ford Escape vs. Nissan Rogue vs. Chevy Equinox | Festus, MO

2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Coming off of a fresh redesign, the 2018 Jeep Compass is the ideal SUV for someone who splits time between paved city streets and rural back roads. The Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the year is a hot-ticket item so you'll be happy to know that Lucas-Smith Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is now offering lease specials for the capable 2018 Compass. Read below for a full break down of the 2018 Jeep Compass and its main competitors or contact us directly at 636-725-0810.

2018 Jeep Compass vs. 2018 Ford Escape

2018 Jeep Compass

Fondly known as a “baby Grand Cherokee”, the Compass shares many design features with its bigger brother, both inside and out. With standard features like push-button start, the Uconnect™ infotainment system, and a starting MSRP of $21,295, the Compass is a great value for the compact SUV category.

Key Specs:

  • 2.4L I4 w/ 180 HP
  • 23 MPG city / 32 MPG hwy / 26 MPG comb.
  • 5-person capacity
  • Rearview camera
  • Keyless entry/start
  • 59.8 cu. ft. cargo capacity
  • 2,000 lbs. towing capacity

2018 Ford Escape

The 2018 Ford Escape has the agile handling of a hatchback, the lean profile of a crossover, and the functionality of an SUV. The Escape features an outstanding five-star safety rating, one of the highest in its class. Adding to the three current trim packages, the new SEL package furthers the Escape’s reputation of a highly capable and comfortable crossover SUV, starting at $23,940 MSRP.

Key Specs:

  • 2.5L iVCT I-4 engine w/ 168 HP
  • 20-23 MPG city / 27-30 MPG hwy / 23-26 MPG comb.
  • Rearview camera
  • AdvanceTrac© with Roll Stability Control™ and Curve Control
  • SYNC© advanced voice recognition infotainment system
  • Five-person seating capacity
  • 67.8 cu. ft. of cargo capacity
  • Maximum 3,500 lbs. towing capacity

Differences between the Jeep Compass and the Ford Escape

The Compass’s all new styling leaves you wanting more from the pricey Escape’s uninspiring interior, space-robbing dashboard and hatchback-based exterior. That feeling will linger when you’re at the pump, as the Escape doesn’t quite match up to the Compass’s efficient fuel economy While the Escape can tow up to 3,500 lbs., this option is only available with the most expensive engine option, while the Compass can tow 2,000 lbs. standard.

2018 Jeep Compass vs. 2018 Nissan Rogue

2018 Jeep Compass

Fondly known as a “baby Grand Cherokee”, the Compass shares many design features with its bigger brother, both inside and out. With standard features like push-button start, the Uconnect™ infotainment system, and a starting MSRP of $21,295, the Compass is a great value for the compact SUV category.

Key Specs:

  • 2.4L I4 w/ 180 HP
  • 23 MPG city / 32 MPG hwy / 26 MPG comb.
  • 5-person capacity
  • Rearview camera
  • Keyless entry/start
  • 59.8 cu. ft. cargo capacity
  • 2,000 lbs. towing capacity

2018 Nissan Rogue

Excluding trucks, the Rogue is the second best-selling car is the U.S., with 400,00 plus purchased so far. Spacious, comfy, and inexpensive, its no surprise this crossover is so popular. It also offers ProPILOT Assist™, a semi-autonomous driving assistant.

Key Specs:

  • 2.5L I4 w/ 170 HP
  • 26 MPG city / 33 MPG hwy / 28-29 MPG comb.
  • 5-person capacity
  • 7-in. NissanConnect® infotainment system
  • Blind-spot monitoring w/ cross traffic alert
  • 70 cu. ft. cargo capacity
  • 1,102 lbs. towing capacity

Differences between the Jeep Compass and the Nissan Rouge

The Nissan Rogue comes well equipped in its standard from, and is actually quite similar to the Compass in several categories. Although the Rogue is slightly more fuel efficient, the engine is underpowered and the transmission is noisy, leading to a fairly lackluster driving experience and a lesser towing capacity. Compared to the Jeep Compass, the Rogue has better storage capacity as well as a slightly larger cabin space. The Rogue is nearly $3,000 more at base price, making the Jeep Compass a better value.

2018 Jeep Compass vs. 2018 Chevy Equinox

2018 Jeep Compass

Fondly known as a “baby Grand Cherokee”, the Compass shares many design features with its bigger brother, both inside and out. With standard features like push-button start, the Uconnect™ infotainment system, and a starting MSRP of $21,295, the Compass is a great value for the compact SUV category.

Key Specs:

  • 2.4L I4 w/ 180 HP
  • 23 MPG city / 32 MPG hwy / 26 MPG comb.
  • 5-person capacity
  • Rearview camera
  • Keyless entry/start
  • 59.8 cu. ft. cargo capacity
  • 2,000 lbs. towing capacity

2018 Chevy Equinox

Featuring an all-new design, the 2018 Equinox looks lighter, brighter, and smarter. The Equinox comes loaded with standard tech features like the intuitive MyLink™ infotainment system, a rearview camera and a hands-free auto-opening liftgate. Gas mileage is also a plus for the Equinox, with up to 30 MPG combined.

Key Specs:

  • 1.5L I4 w/ 170 HP
  • 26 MPG city / 32 MPG hwy / 24-30 MPG comb.
  • 5-person capacity
  • MyLink™ infotainment system
  • 63.6 cu. ft. cargo capacity
  • 1,500 lbs. towing capacity

Differences between the Jeep Compass and the Chevy Equinox

Although the Equinox has been completely revamped for 2018, it still doesn’t quite hold up to the Compass. At a starting MSRP of $23,580, the Equinox comes at a fairly higher base price, even with the Equinox’s subpar interior design and materials. For safety, the Equinox skimps on features until you get into high-end trims while the Compass comes standard with a bevy of features.

2018 Jeep Compass Lease Offers

Lease an all-new 2018 Jeep Compass from Lucas-Smith CDJR of Festus, MO now. Come check out our current Compass lease specials by calling our dealership at 636-725-0810. Move fast before the lease special you want expires!

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