Comparison - Ford Escape SE 2021 - vs - Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Mercury Mariner

Also called:

Jeep J8,Jeep TJL-J8

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
28,110
Updated: 
28 Jan 2020
$
51,695
Updated: 
27 Feb 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
4
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Star White metallic tri-coat
#FDFFFB
Rapid red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Bronze Fire Metallic
#B20F2A
Antimatter blue Metallic
#142F47
Iconic Silver metallic
#C7CAD0
Velocity BLUE metallic
#3A8EC6
Carbonized Gray metallic
#4F453E
Desert Gold Metallic
#D2CDB8
Color: 
Sting Gray Clear Coat
#3A3A3A
Bright White Clear Coat
#FFFFFF
Black Clear Coat
#000000
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
#808488
Firecracker Red Clear Coat
#B11726
Nacho Clear Coat
#D8830B
Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
#484848
Hellayella Clear Coat
#FDE82D
Hydro Blue Pearl Coat
#3D7EBA

Electric

Battery: 
17.0-kWh
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
6.00s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Ford Escape's #10 ranking is based on its score within the Compact SUVs category. Currently the Ford Escape has a score of 7.9 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 26 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good cargo capacity
User-friendly infotainment system
Well-balanced ride and handling

Cons
Cheap cabin materials
Transmission sometimes hunts for the right gear

By: 
usnews.com

Ford has expanded the availability of the hybrid powertrain to the SE and SEL trims for 2021; it's now standard on the top-spec Titanium model. Elsewhere, adaptive cruise control and a traffic-sign recognition feature join the optional Co-Pilot360 Plus package; a hands-free power liftgate and memory settings for the driver's seat and exterior mirrors are now part of the Technology package; and a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a keyless-entry keypad, and LED exterior lighting are now on the list of features in the Convenience package. A new 19-inch wheel design is optional on the Titanium model, and a Class II Trailer Tow package is now available on Escapes with the optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

Pros
Handsomely styled exterior, multiple powertrain options, safety tech comes standard.

Cons
Cheap interior on base models, rough-edged base three-cylinder engine, high starting price.

By: 
caranddriver.com

For 2021 Hybrid powertrain now available on SEL trim.Traffic sign recognition added to models with adaptive cruise control.Minor shuffling of trim and package features.

Pros
Roomy and comfortable seating
Smooth ride quality
Easy-to-use controls
Available hybrid powertrain that gets around 40 mpg

Cons
Transmission's abrupt shifts
Lackluster handling

By: 
edmunds.com

The big news for the 2021 Wrangler is the introduction of two new powertrains: The plug-in hybrid 4xe and the fire-breathing, 470-hp V-8 in the new Rubicon 392. The electrified setup pairs a turbocharged four-cylinder with an electric motor for a stout 375-hp combined output. In addition to the extra electric power, the 4xe powertrain is also set to deliver up to 25 miles of electric-only driving and a claimed zero-to-60-mph time of 6.0 seconds. The 4xe system will be available only on four-door Unlimited models, and the battery pack's positioning under the rear seat allows the plug-in Wrangler to retain the same ground clearance and capability as nonhybrid models.

PROS
Iconic design,
legendary off-road capability,
removable doors and roof.

CONS
Snug passenger space,
noisy cabin when cruising,
rougher ride than more carlike rivals.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler comes with New Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid version; new Islander and 80th Anniversary special editions,Optional forward-facing camera for off-roading,Available full-time four-wheel drive for Rubicon and Rubicon 392 introduced with a 470-horsepower V8.

PROS
Unrelentingly capable off-road
Extensive customization options
Available diesel engine
Removable top and doors

CONS
Steering is slow and feels loose, especially on the Rubicon trim
Lots of wind and tire noise at highway speeds
Less cargo space than some conventional SUVs

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler's #13 ranking is based on its score within the Compact SUVs category.Plug-in-hybrid Wrangler 4xe joins the lineup and forward-facing off-road camera is available.

PROS
Incredible off-road ability
User-friendly infotainment system
Spacious seats
Potent turbocharged engine available

CONS
Lowest-possible predicted reliability rating
Poor gas mileage
Rougher ride than many competitors
Subpar safety score

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
16
Cylinders: 
3
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
190ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
470ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
Horsepower: 
181hp
at 6 000rpm
375hp
at 5 250rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
181.30in
188.40in
Width: 
74.10in
73.80in
Height: 
66.10in
73.50in
Ground Clearance: 
10.80in
Front Track: 
62.40in
64.40in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
64.40in
Wheel Base: 
106.70in
118.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
42.80
Rear Head Room: 
39.30
42.60
Front Leg Room: 
42.40in
40.80in
Rear leg room: 
40.70in
38.20in
Front Hip Room: 
55.20in
53.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.60in
55.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.30in
55.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.00in
55.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
65.40cu.ft
67.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.50cu.ft
27.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
42.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
35.20degrees
Curb Weight: 
3474.00lbs
5222.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Premium Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Premium Cloth
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Driver Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Single Zone Front Air Conditioning
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Single Zone Front Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
USB With External Media Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
Alpine Premium Brand Speakers
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
552 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
9 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED brakelights
Driver heated mirror
Passenger heated mirror
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 In.
17 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Painted Alloy Wheels
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
Fullsize Matching Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
70
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
LED Headlamp
Rear Folding Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 200A
Ford Co-Pilot 360 Assist
Cold Weather Package
SE Sport Appearance Package
Convenience Package
Advanced Safety Group
Cold Weather Group W/Automatic Transmission
Steel Bumper Group
Safety Group
Smoker's Group
Trailer Tow And HD Electrical Group
Quick Order Package 29V
Dual Top Group
Exterior Options: 
Splash Guards (VP)
Front License Plate Bracket
Wheel Locking Lug Nuts (VP)
Panoramic Vista Roof
Daytime Running Lights (Fleet)
Mopar Mesh Sunbonnet Top
Front License Plate Bracket
Jeep Trail Rated Kit
Body Color 3-Piece Hard Top
Sky One-Touch Power Top
Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top
Soft Top Window Storage Bag
Mopar Solid Sunbonnet Top
Mopar Satin Black Grille
LT285/70R17C Outline White Lettering Off-Road Tires
Body Color Fender Flares
Premium Tan Sunrider Soft Top
Mopar Windshield Tie Down Strap
Interior Options: 
8-Way Power Driver Seat (Fleet)
Cargo Area Protector (VP)
Easy Access Cargo Shade (VP)
Front And Rear Floor Liners
Remote Proximity Keyless Entry
Cargo Group W/Trail Rail System
Mopar All-Weather Floor Mats
Mopar Grab Handle Kit
Mopar Hardtop Headliner

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Dark Earth Gray, premium cloth
#4B4744
Sandstone, premium cloth
#CBC2BE
Color: 
Black, premium cloth
#000000
Black, leather
#000000
Black/Dark Saddle, leather
#000000