If you are searching for a new SUV that's both stylish and powerful, you may want to consider either the Jeep Cherokee or the Ford Escape. Both models have been popular choices among drivers in Douglas, Baxley, Tifton, Jesup, and Waycross, GA, for many years.

To break down the differences between the Cherokee and Escape, our team at Walker Jones Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) has put together this helpful comparison. To learn more, continue reading and then contact us if you still have questions!  

Jeep vs Ford: Under the Hood

Under the hood of the Jeep Cherokee, you'll discover its 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 engine and 9-speed automatic transmission. Thanks to this powerful-yet efficient-engine, the Cherokee is able to deliver an EPA-estimated 31 highway MPG, which allows you to drive over 474 highway miles with just one tank.

For even more power in your Jeep Cherokee, you'll want to opt for either the available 2.0L Turbo engine or 3.2L Pentastar® V6 engine. The 2.0L Turbo engine will net you an impressive 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

On the other hand, the Ford Escape comes standard with a 1.5L EcoBoost® engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain is only able to deliver 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque, which doesn't quite compare to the available 2.0L Turbo engine offered in the Cherokee.

It's no surprise that the powerful Jeep Cherokee has a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 pounds when properly equipped. As for the Ford Escape, when equipped properly, you'll only get 3,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity.

Trailblazing Warrior

The Ford Escape comes standard with front-wheel drive, which will help you drive through inclement weather. However, the Cherokee will help you plow through terrains of any kind with its better-performing 4-wheel drive.

For a one-of-a-kind off-roading adventure, the Jeep Cherokee is the ideal choice. This Trail Rated® SUV confidently passes over rocks and logs with its exceptional ground clearance of 8.7 inches, articulation, and maneuverability. Plus, you'll stay grounded with its Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System to ensure solid traction on any surface.

Thanks to its high air intake and special water-sealing capabilities, you will also be able to trek through those off-road water obstacles with ease in the Cherokee. When it comes to trailblazing, the Ford unfortunately can't compete with what the Jeep offers.

Cherokee vs Escape: Interior Space

If you are in the market for a midsize SUV, you're probably looking for plenty of interior space. We are happy to report that both the Cherokee and Escape can deliver in this category. When it comes to cargo space, the vehicles are pretty comparable. However, the Jeep goes above and beyond when it comes to passenger space.

In the Jeep Cherokee, you can stretch out and enjoy your ride with 128 cubic feet of passenger volume. With the Ford Escape, you won't be quite as comfortable, with only 104 cubic feet of passenger space.

Jeep Cherokee vs Ford Escape: Which Will You Choose?

As you can see, the Jeep Cherokee offers the whole package. From impressive power to excellent towing and trailblazing capability, you'll enjoy cruising on and off the roads of Douglas, Baxley, Tifton, Jesup, and Waycross, Georgia.

Ready to get behind the wheel of a Jeep Cherokee? Give our team at Walker Jones CDJR a call today to ask any questions you have and set up a test drive!

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