2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Jeep Renegade

blue 2018 Ford Escape parked in a park

With the arrival of the all-new 2018 Ford EcoSport, the 2018 Ford Escape is no longer the smallest Ford SUV available. It is, however, still one of the most versatile, most capable, most powerful, most efficient and most fun to drive small crossover SUVs around. And you’ll see exactly why that is in this 2018 Ford Escape versus 2018 Jeep Renegade head-to-head model comparison.

Put simply, the new Ford Escape has everything you need for your daily commutes, errand runs, road trips and everything in between thanks to its capable and efficient engine options, its spacious and roomy interior and its comprehensive suite of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features. And with a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) just north of $20,000, you’re getting all of this at an incredibly affordable price. So, once you finish reading this and realize the 2018 Ford Escape is right for you, be sure to head on over here to Akins Ford near Atlanta, GA, for the best deal around on a 2018 Escape.

2018 Ford Escape


2018 Jeep Renegade

3 Engine Choices 2
245 HP Max Horsepower 180 HP
275 lb-ft. Max Torque 184 lb-ft.
3500 lbs. Max Towing 2000 lbs.

2018 Ford Escape is More Customizable, More Powerful and More Capable than the 2018 Jeep Renegade

Let’s start this comparison off with one simple fact – anything the 2018 Jeep Renegade can do, the 2018 Ford Escape can do better. The new Jeep Renegade offers the choice between two engines, you say? Well, the new Ford Escape lets you choose between three engines. And best of all, those three 2018 Escape engines are more powerful and more capable than the engines of the 2018 Renegade, as you can see in the table above. It should also be noted that the max horsepower and torque ratings for the 2018 Ford Escape – 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque – come from the same engine. We note that because the max 180 horsepower rating for the 2018 Jeep Renegade comes from one of its engines, while its max 184 pound-feet of torque rating comes from the other. That means you’ll have to choose which is more important to you if you go with a new Jeep Renegade, or you can just get more of both with a new Ford Escape.

The 2018 Ford Escape is also more capable than the 2018 Jeep Renegade, which you can also see in the above table. More specifically, the new Ford Escape is able to tow up to 3,500 pounds, while the new Jeep Renegade can only tow up to 2,000 pounds.

To get more information on the 2018 Ford Escape lineup, please contact our friendly Akins Ford staff near Atlanta, GA.

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