2018 Jeep Renegade vs. 2018 Ford Escape near South Haven, MI

2018 Jeep Renegade Vs 2018 Honda CR-V

Two popular SUV options for drivers in the South Haven and Benton Harbor, MI, areas are the 2018 Jeep Renegade and 2018 Ford Escape. Both are great for everyday driving and going on adventures, but which one is best suited for your driving needs? The product specialists at McFadden’s Friendly Motors have crafted the following Jeep Renegade vs. Ford Escape vehicle comparison guide for your research convenience.

For the purpose of this comparison, we’ll be taking a closer look at the 2018 Jeep Renegade Upland, starting at $24,070 MSRP, and the 2018 Ford Escape SE, starting at $25,700 MSRP.

If you already know the 2018 Renegade is the perfect vehicle for your family, browse our extensive Jeep Renegade inventory to view all available models. For additional information on the 2018 Renegade lineup, check out the Jeep Renegade research page. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give our dealership a call at (877) 589-6292 and we will happily assist you.

2018 Jeep Renegade vs. 2018 Ford Escape: Engine & Performance

The 2018 Jeep Renegade Upland comes equipped with a peppier, more powerful engine compared to the 2018 Ford Escape SE, and provides slightly better fuel efficiency. Both SUVs boast the same maximum towing capacity. View the table below for engine and performance specs:

2018 Jeep Renegade Upland


2018 Ford Escape SE

2.4L I4


1.5L EcoBoost®

180 HP


179 HP HP

175 lb.-ft.


177 lb.-ft.

2,000 lbs.

Max. Towing Capacity

2,000 lbs.


MPG (city/hwy)


2018 Jeep Renegade vs. 2018 Ford Escape: Interior and Technology

Renegade Exterior


Although both SUVs offer a wide selection of interior options, our experts agree that you and your passengers will be much more satisfied with the premium features inside of the Jeep Renegade.
Features include:

  • Anodized Orange Interior Accents
  • All-Season Floor Mats
  • Cargo Tie Down Loops
  • Rear 60/40 Folding Seat
  • Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats
  • Occupant Detection System
  • Vinyl Shift Knob
Renegade Interior


Both the Jeep Renegade Upland and Honda CR-V LX are equipped with steering wheel-mounted controls, but the 2018 Renegade offers the additional technology you need to keep your passengers content.
Features include:

  • Uconnect®
  • 5-in. touchscreen display
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®
  • Media Hub (USB, Aux)
  • 6 Speakers
  • 12-volt auxiliary power outlet
  • Keyless Start

2018 Jeep Renegade vs. 2018 Ford Escape: Safety

Renegade Safety
Renegade Technology

Safety Features

Nothing is better than having peace of mind when it comes to safety. The 2018 Jeep Renegade Upland is equipped with Electronic Stability Control and Hill Descent Control, whereas the Ford Escape does not include these impressive features. Additional safety specs of the 2018 Jeep Renegade Upland model include:

  • Hill Start Assist
  • ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera
  • All Speed Traction Control
  • Daytime Running Lamp System
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Hill Descent Control
  • LATCH Ready Child Seat Anchor System
  • Advanced Multistage Front Airbags
  • Supplemental Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System

Schedule a Test Drive Today!

Schedule a test drive to get behind the wheel of your favorite 2018 Jeep Renegade model at our dealership in South Haven, MI, just 30 minutes north of Benton Harbor, MI. For additional information regarding the Renegade, view our Jeep Renegade research page. If you have any questions, contact us online or give our dealership a call at (877) 589-6292.