Jeep Cherokee vs Ford Escape

Two Tough SUVs: Take a Look at the Jeep Cherokee and the Ford Escape in the Shorewood Area

Sometimes, you need a vehicle that can tackle any road. Jeep and Ford have done wonders for the SUV market, revolutionizing their looks, interiors and what comes under the hood. There's a good chance that you've noticed the ruggedly tough Jeep Cherokee driving through your Plainfield, IL neighborhood. Capable of conquering just about anything you throw at it, it's hard to avoid putting yourself in the driver's seat.

Just because the Ford Escape brings that eye-popping style doesn't necessarily mean it's the top choice for every driver. The Jeep Cherokee brings its own unique brand to match with an off-road performance that's hard to beat.

Check out how these two SUVs matchup in a competitive comparison in the Naperville area.

Ford Escape versus Jeep Cherokee: Interior Spacing

Comfortability is hard to put a price on when considering how cozy you want your new SUV. If you want to stretch your legs out, the Ford Escape offers more leg room for the front row. For the adult passengers in your SUV, the Escape allows more headroom in both the front and the back. The Jeep Cherokee does offer more leg room in the back to help passengers stretch out. It also comes with a larger capacity for passengers, offering seven cubic feet more than the Ford Escape.

The utility of an SUV is never more important than when you consider the cargo space one can provide. The Ford Escape is extremely spacious, providing up to 67.8 cubic feet of space with all the seats down to the 54.9 cubic feet of space provided in the Jeep Cherokee. Even with passengers, the Escape surpasses the Jeep Cherokee in cargo space, so you can give a roomy ride to your occupants and their bags.

Ford Escape versus Jeep Cherokee: Performance

It matters what's under the hood. The Ford Escape comes equipped with a 2.5-liter engine where the Jeep Cherokee comes with a 2.4-liter engine and provides an option for all-wheel drive for every model in its lineup. The Escape handles the curves of the road with front-wheel drive, but powertrain options do include all-wheel drive and a 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engines that really can kick it up a notch. The Jeep Cherokee has options for a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and a 3.2-liter V6 engine which can really sip gas.

The baseline Jeep Cherokee does have better fuel economy utilizing the all-wheel drive option than the Ford Escape but when it comes to all-wheel drive, the Ford Escape has a better overall fuel economy across their powertrain packages.


Ford Escape versus Jeep Cherokee: Technology and Safety

When looking at the base models of the two SUVs, the Escape checks in at a slightly cheaper option than the Jeep Cherokee. But, the SUVs differ on what is presented on the inside. The Jeep Cherokee has a 7.0-inch touchscreen Uconnect® 4 to really experience your music and apps while you have to pay more for the higher end option in a Ford Escape. The Jeep brand also includes access to both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ to benefit users of those devices-something you don't get on the Ford SUV.

Safety is important to drivers with families and drivers without. The Ford lineup puts standard features into their SUVs like front-row and side-curtain airbags and the Safety Canopy® system. The Jeep Cherokee has the option for a lot of great features that aren't present in the Ford SUV, though. Options like Blind-Sport and Cross-Path Detection, Full Speed Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation and LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning are available in the lineup, options you won't find in the Ford Escape at any level.

Find the Jeep Cherokee at Tyson Motor Corporation

Getting to know what SUVs in the Joliet and Lockport areas can offer is a great way to start the shopping experience. But, knowing the right one for you is important to make every day as enjoyable as possible. Visit our Jeep dealership to test drive the new Cherokee today and find what's to love about it!

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