Ford Escape vs. Jeep Wrangler

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Key Specs

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.64 / 5
44 Reviews
4.92 / 5
13 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
168 hp
270 - 285 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L i
3.6L V6 24V VVT UPG I w/ESS
2.0L I4 DOHC DI TURBO ETORQUE

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
40.7 - 42.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.3 in.
35.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39 in.
40.2 - 41.7 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/55HR17
P245/75SR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.9 in.
96.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.8 ft.
34.5 ft.

Length

Length
178.1 in.
166.8 in.

Width

Width
72.4 in.
73.8 in.

Mechanical Specs

Horsepower

Horsepower
168 hp
270 - 285 hp

Torque

Torque
170 ft. lbs.
260 - 295 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1500 lbs.
2000 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 lbs.
200 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.7 gal.
17.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
20 - 24 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
17 - 23 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
23 - 25 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Ford Escape
Jeep Wrangler

Body Style

Body Style
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 mpg.
20 - 24 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 mpg.
17 - 23 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 mpg.
23 - 25 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs.
2000 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs.
200 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs.
2000 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs.
200 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
1500 lbs.
2000 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 - Regular Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
2.5 L/152
2.0 L/122 - 3.6 L/220

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Gasoline Direct Injection - Sequential MPI

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
6 - 8

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58
4.71 - 5.13

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96
2.63 - 3.14

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91
1.53 - 2.11

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44
1.00 - 1.67

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
0.81 - 1.28

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74
0.72 - 1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94
3.29 - 4.49

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3
7.3 - 8.8

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Leading Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm
Trailing Arm

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17
P245/75SR17

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17
P245/75SR17

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Full-Size

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 in.
17 X 7.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 in.
17 X 7.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Full-Size in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Styled Steel

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Styled Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Re-Circulating Ball

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.8 ft.
34.5 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 in.
12.9 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12 in.
12.9 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.7 gal.
17.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
40.7 - 42.6 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 in.
41.2 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
56 in.
55.7 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.9 in.
53.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39 in.
40.2 - 41.7 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
37.3 in.
35.7 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55.3 in.
57.7 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
55.2 in.
45 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.9 in.
96.8 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
178.1 in.
166.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.4 in.
73.8 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
66.3 in.
73.6 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.5 in.
62.9 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.6 in.
62.9 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
7.9 in.
9.7 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
68 ft³.
31.7 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
34 ft³.
12.9 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
34 ft³.
12.9 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Escape
Wrangler

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact Sport Utility
Compact Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.5
2.0 - 3.6

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum - iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4 - 6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4