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2009 Jeep Compass 2009 Subaru Forester 2009 Ford Escape
     
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • 4WD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium/All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium and All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium/All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium and All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean
  • XT Limited
  • 2.5XT
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean
  • 2.5XT
  • XT Limited
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean with Navigation
  • XT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean with Navigation
  • XT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5XT Limited
  • 2.5XT Limited
  • 2.5XT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5XT Limited with Navigation
FWD 4dr I4 Man XLS
  • FWD 4dr I4 Man XLS
  • FWD 4dr I4 Auto XLS
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Auto XLS
  • FWD 4dr I4 Auto XLT
  • FWD 4dr V6 Auto XLT
  • FWD 4dr I4 Auto Limited
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Auto XLT
  • FWD 4dr V6 Auto Limited
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Auto XLT
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Auto Limited
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Auto Limited

Prices

MSRP $18,465 $19,995 $20,435
Invoice $17,363 $18,938 $19,245
Avg. Paid $10,150 $12,408 $9,264

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.9 8.0 7.7
Critics' Rating 6.4 8.5 8.3
Performance 7.0 8.2 7.4
Interior 6.4 8.2 7.7
Operating Cost 7.9 7.6 7.8
Safety 8.5 9.4 8.8
Reliability 3.0 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good fuel economy
  • Spacious, comfortable interior
  • Great cargo space
  • Good handling
  • Great safety scores
  • Spacious interior
  • Ample available features
Cons
  • Subpar interior materials
  • Lack of off-road capabilities
  • Small cargo capacity for the class
  • Back seats are uncomfortable
  • Interior less refined than competitors
  • Ride lacks refinement of rivals
  • Aging interior design and materials

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas Flat 4-Cyl 2.5L/150 Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 23 City / 28 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy 20 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.7 103 103.1
Length, Overall (in) 173.4 179.5 174.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 70.1 71.1
Height, Overall (in) 65.2 65.9 67.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Optional
Power Windows Optional Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3071 3250 4320

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front All-Terrain Optional
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Front Touring Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Terrain Optional
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Tires - Rear Touring Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Front Reading Lamps Optional Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Optional
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Optional Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 101.3 107.6 99.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 41.6 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 43.1 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 56.1 56.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 52.9 53.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.9 40.4 39.2
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 38.0 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.6 55.9
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 52.7 49.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 53.6 68.3 66.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 22.7 33.5 29.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Optional Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Optional Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Optional Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/150 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 172 @ 6000 170 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 165 @ 4400 170 @ 4400 171 @ 4500
Transmission Manual Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 35.6 34.4 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.6 16.9 16.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson-type MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Double wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Stabilizer bar

Transmission

Automatic Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
Continuously Variable Trans Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard