Ready to jump in a new crossover? Drivers in Edgewood, Bel Air, and Aberdeen, MD, who want a model that's ready to handle different driving situations while also providing a balance of space and efficiency during their daily commutes will want to consider the 2020 Jeep Compass or 2020 Ford Edge.

While they may seem like similar vehicles, though, there are some key differences between the Jeep Compass vs. Ford Edge. Those differences are what our Thompson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR) of Harford County team outlines below for you.

Jeep Compass


Ford Edge





Snow Mode



Windshield Wiper De-icer


Selec-Terrain® Management System



EPA-estimated 23 city/32 highway MPG


EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG

Jeep Compass vs Ford Edge: Off-Roading

Jeep Compass Off-roading Features

  • 4x4 System Available
  • Snow Mode Available
  • Rain-sensing Windshield wipers
  • Windshield Wiper De-icer
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors

Living in Maryland, we get to enjoy a range of activities, from summer days spent on the water to bike rides on the trails. We also get to experience all four seasons, which brings with it a variation of weather throughout the year.

With that, we figured we should see which of these SUVs is best equipped to handle it all.

  • Weather: When inclement weather hits and the roads get slippery, the Ford Edge has an available all-wheel drive (AWD) system to help maximize traction. The Jeep Compass has its own available 4x4 system that can do this same. This even features Snow Mode to optimize performance during winter storms.

No matter what Mother Nature sends your way, the Compass is ready to keep your visibility at its best, too. The Compass has available rain-sensing windshield wipers, a windshield wiper de-icer, and heated exterior mirrors. The Edge has available rain-sensing wipers and heated mirrors, too, but it doesn't offer a de-icer for the windshield wipers.

  • Off-Roading: Just like with most Jeep models, the Compass is ready to take on roads less traveled.

With a ground clearance that reaches up to 8.5 inches to get over obstacles, high air intakes that let you safely drive through water, and an available Selec-Terrain® Management System that is ready to switch from Rock or Mud mode to Sand mode with the turn of a dial, it can take on all types of terrain.

Unfortunately, the Ford Edge doesn't offer the same off-roading engineering and has a slightly lower ground clearance.

Along with all of that, both these SUVs can be configured to tow a few thousand pounds. This will let you take out your trailer and dirt bikes to the nearby trails.

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Compass vs Edge: Fuel Efficiency

Jeep Compass vs Ford Edge MPG

  • Compass: EPA-estimated 23 city/32 highway MPG
  • Edge: EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG

Having a crossover SUV also gives you the benefit of having a pretty efficient drive, which is shown with both the 2020 Compass and 2020 Edge.

With the Ford Edge, you will have a powertrain that is able to get an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG.

In the Jeep Compass, each gallon of gas will last even longer, both when driving around town or out on the highway. With its standard powertrain, the 2020 Compass has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 23 city/32 highway MPG.

Jeep Compass vs Ford Edge: Safety Features

Both vehicles also come with a range of advanced safety systems that help you daily. Their standard backup cameras make reversing out of your driveway or into a parking space both an easier and safer feat.

They each also have Hill Start Assist, which will help make sure your vehicle doesn't start to roll back when you are stopped on an incline and ready to start moving again. The Jeep Compass also features the available Hill Descent Control. This keeps you stable even when heading down a steep decline.

Want to See What Else Awaits in the Jeep Compass?

Make the most of living in the Edgewood, Bel Air, or Aberdeen, Maryland, area with all the capabilities of the 2020 Jeep Compass!

Come by Thompson CJDR of Harford County today to see our inventory of the 2020 Compass and learn more about the features inside this SUV.

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