2018 Jeep Compass for Sale in Mount PoconoVersatile SUVs like the Jeep Compass, Honda CR-V, and Ford Escape should be as capable of getting you through tough conditions as they are on your daily errands. So, which one is best suited to safely get you around East Stroudsburg, Mount Pocono, and Scranton?

Ray Price Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram put together this Jeep Compass vs. Honda CR-V vs. Ford Escape comparison to help you decide.

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Jeep Compass vs Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape Drivetrain

2018 Jeep Compass PerformanceThe Jeep Compass is available in either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. With the four-wheel drive you'll be able to choose between two dynamic 4x4 systems. The Jeep® Active Drive system helps with your efficiency by using a rear-axle disconnect to automatically switch between two and four-wheel drive when conditions call for it.

The other option is the Jeep® Active Drive Low system. It's equipped with the ability to shift into lower gears, so you can maintain traction when you're slowly making your way over slippery or steep terrain.  

Both the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape are also available in either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, but neither has a 4x4 system that's designed to be as capable in difficult road conditions.

Compass vs CR-V vs Escape Off-Roading

  • The Jeep Compass builds on its 4x4 systems by giving you the ability to manually adjust the drivetrain to match whatever sort of ground you're driving on.
  • To meet whatever conditions lie ahead, simply turn a knob on your dashboard. The Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System makes it easy to switch your drivetrain between five modes: Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud, and Rock.
  • While the Ford Escape and Honda CR-V are capable of getting good traction with all-wheel drive, neither one has a traction management feature that can adjust to different terrains.
  • The Jeep Compass also protects itself during all your off-road adventures with an underbody skid plate and a front and rear fascia to help with attacking steep hills.
  • Neither the Honda CR-V or the Ford Escape were built for off-roading. There's no protective skid plate underneath the body and they aren't able to go up or down hills at the same angle.

Jeep Compass vs Honda CR-V vs Ford Escape Capable Design

2018 Jeep Compass Interior SpecsThe Jeep Compass is also able to get a more capable performance out of its design. It has a compact body that gives it a higher ground clearance and agile handling

  • It has a high 8.5-inch ground clearance and, in addition to the skid plate, features underbody sealing to help you drive through up to 19 inches of water.
  • Despite being a bigger SUV, the Ford Escape sits lower with a 7.9-inch ground clearance, while the Honda CR-V is just 7.8 inches above the ground. 
  • Plus, neither one features any underbody sealing to protect you from moisture.
  • When it comes to getting out of tight spot in either the parking lot or the woods, the Jeep Compass has you covered. 
  • Thanks to its 103.8-inch wheelbase, it's able to pull off a tight turning diameter of just 35.3 feet.
  • Both the other SUVs need a little more space to change direction. 
  • The Honda CR-V has a turning diameter of 37.4 feet, while the Ford Escape needs 38.8 feet of space to turn around.

Test Drive Your Next SUV

Visit Ray Price Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to test drive the Jeep Compass. It offers a dependable drive whether you're commuting around town or off-roading near East Stroudsburg, Mount Pocono, and Scranton.

To learn more about this Jeep Compass vs. Honda CR-V vs. Ford Escape comparison, contact us or stop by and visit our dealership.

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