Jeep Cherokee vs Ford Escape


Which SUV is Best for Your Future? Compare the Jeep Cherokee and Ford Escape to Find Out!

Here at Rothrock Motor Sales, we make every effort we can to help drivers determine an ideal automobile for their unique lifestyle! We know that there is tons of information available online that automotive shoppers research when comparing different makes and models. In order to assist drivers in the Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Whitehall and Emmaus areas of Pennsylvania make a well-informed purchasing decision that they will love many years and miles down the road, we compared two very popular SUVs in the industry: the 2017 Jeep Cherokee and the 2017 Ford Escape. We think you'll soon realize which vehicle wins this race.


Price, Fuel Economy & Off-Roading Capabilities

Certainly a major factor on an SUV-shopper's mind would be price, and both vehicles are competitively-priced, making your decisions even harder. However, The Jeep Cherokee does have the advantage here, with an MSRP of $23,695, versus the $23,750 required for the Escape. In a world where every bit of savings counts, the Cherokee holds the advantage. The Cherokee also offers many more trim options than the Escape, including the trail-ready Trailhawk and numerous other trims and special editions from which you can select the perfect SUV. The Escape only offers a meager 3 trim levels, 5 if you include the 4WD variants. For choice and wide-ranging options, the Cherokee will not be beaten.

If you are looking for a fuel-efficient SUV, both the Cherokee and Escape offer similar fuel economy. In highway driving, the Cherokee earns 30 mpg, compared to the 29 mpg of the Ford Escape. While these can fluctuate based on driving habits, drivers looking for the most for their money at the pump will appreciate the extra mileage of the Cherokee.

Unmatched in the auto world is the spectacular off-roading abilities that Jeep vehicles possess. Listed below are some of the reasons why, and also demonstrates another way that the Cherokee leaves the comparatively ill-equipped Escape in the dust.

  • Standard skid plates and a 1-inch suspension lift of additional ground clearance of the Cherokee will take you much farther off-road than the Escape can even dream of.
  • The Cherokee has an unparalleled crawl ratio of 56:1!
  • Jeep Active Drive Lock 4X4 System is worlds above the 4WD system of the Ford Escape.
  • The Cherokee also consists of an exclusive Selec-Terrain® Traction Management feature that allows you to choose between 5 different settings; Auto, snow, sport, sand/mud and rock! The Escape does not offer a feature anything like this.


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