2020 Jeep Renegade vs. 2019 Ford Escape

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The Renegade has standard Active Headrests, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Headrests system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Escape doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Renegade Sport/Latitude/Limited offers an optional Active Braking, which uses forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Escape offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature that would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

Both the Renegade and the Escape have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Jeep Renegade is safer than the Ford Escape:

Renegade

Escape

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

363

2417

Neck Injury Risk

35%

47%

Neck Compression

47 lbs.

106 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

290/322 lbs.

453/192 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Jeep Renegade is safer than the Ford Escape:

Renegade

Escape

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

320 lbs.

351 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

13 inches

18 inches

HIC

222

357

Spine Acceleration

41 G’s

44 G’s

Hip Force

593 lbs.

707 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Engine

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As tested in Motor Trend the Jeep Renegade 4 cyl. is faster than the Ford Escape turbo 4 cyl.:

Renegade

Escape

Zero to 60 MPH

9 sec

9.6 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

16.5 sec

17.7 sec

Passing 45 to 65 MPH

4.8 sec

5.7 sec

Quarter Mile

16.9 sec

17.1 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

80.8 MPH

78.6 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Renegade gets better fuel mileage than the Escape:

MPG

Renegade

FWD

1.3 Turbo 4-cyl.

24 city/32 hwy

2.4 DOHC 4-cyl.

22 city/30 hwy

AWD

1.3 Turbo 4-cyl.

23 city/29 hwy

Trailhawk 1.3 Turbo 4-cyl.

22 city/27 hwy

2.4 DOHC 4-cyl.

21 city/29 hwy

Escape

FWD

1.5 Turbo 4-cyl.

23 city/30 hwy

2.0 Turbo 4-cyl.

22 city/29 hwy

2.5 DOHC 4-cyl.

21 city/29 hwy

AWD

1.5 Turbo 4-cyl.

22 city/28 hwy

2.0 Turbo 4-cyl.

21 city/27 hwy

Transmission

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A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Jeep Renegade, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a six-speed automatic is available for the Escape.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Renegade’s standard front brake rotors are larger than those on the Escape:

Renegade

Escape

Front Rotors

12 inches

11.8 inches

The Renegade stops much shorter than the Escape:

Renegade

Escape

70 to 0 MPH

158 feet

184 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

114 feet

126 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

133 feet

147 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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The Renegade offers an optional full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the Escape, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling

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For better maneuverability, the Renegade Trailhawk 4x4’s turning circle is 3.4 feet tighter than the Escape’s (35.3 feet vs. 38.7 feet). The Renegade’s turning circle is 2.4 feet tighter than the Escape’s (36.3 feet vs. 38.7 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Renegade has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Escape (8 vs. 7.8 inches), allowing the Renegade to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Renegade Trailhawk’s minimum ground clearance is .9 inch higher than on the Escape (8.7 vs. 7.8 inches).

Chassis

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The Jeep Renegade may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 250 to 350 pounds less than the Ford Escape.

The Renegade is 11.5 inches shorter than the Escape, making the Renegade easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

As tested by Car and Driver while at idle, the interior of the Renegade Limited 4x4 is quieter than the Escape Titanium AWD (41 vs. 42 dB).

Passenger Space

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The Renegade has 1.2 inches more front headroom and 1.5 inches more rear headroom than the Escape.

Cargo Capacity

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A standard locking glovebox keeps your small valuables safer in the Renegade. The Escape doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Ergonomics

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The Renegade’s front power windows open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Escape’s standard power window switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully. Only its driver’s window opens automatically.

To help drivers avoid possible obstacles, the Renegade offers optional cornering lights to illuminate around corners when the turn signals are activated. The Escape doesn’t offer cornering lights.

The Renegade’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Heated mirrors cost extra on the Escape and aren’t offered on the Escape S.

Economic Advantages

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The Renegade will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Renegade will retain 45.96% to 48.34% of its original price after five years, while the Escape only retains 42.31% to 44.35%.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Renegade is less expensive to operate than the Escape because typical repairs cost much less on the Renegade than the Escape, including $1025 less for a muffler, $50 less for fuel injection, $509 less for a timing belt/chain and $462 less for a power steering pump.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Jeep Renegade will be $932 to $1491 less than for the Ford Escape.

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