THE NEW FORD ESCAPE VS. THE JEEP CHEROKEE
Compact SUVs like the Ford Escape are especially popular amongst drivers with families. These SUVs’ boxy shapes allow for plenty of space for both passengers and cargo, their fuel-efficient engines make them as easy to run as your average sedan, and the tall driving position and all-wheel drive offer extra confidence in adverse conditions–like those here in Cold Lake.
The recently revised 2018 Ford Escape finds itself competing against one of the leaders of this segment: the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. Can Ford’s updated compact SUV compete with the best offerings in the market? Cold Lake Ford finds out!
|Ford Escape||Jeep Cherokee|
|Base Price (MSRP)||$24,349||$27,695|
|Winner of the Cars.com 2017 Ford Escape Compact SUV Challenge||Yes||No|
|Number of Engine Options||3||2|
|Max Horsepower (when properly equipped)||245 HP||271 HP|
|Max Torque (when properly equipped)||275 lb-ft||239 lb-ft|
AVAILABLE FEATURES OF THE ESCAPE:
- 2.0L EcoBoost engine
- Auto Start-Stop and self-parking abilities
- Sport appearance package
- Advanced safety features like Lane-Keeping Assist, Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Prevention, a Drowsy Driver Warning System, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Alert.
- Foot-activated power liftgate
- Torque-Vectoring, Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
- Trailer Sway Control
If we’re looking at value and the best bang for your buck, while both of these compact SUVs put up a good fight, you can see a significant difference between the two. The 2018 Ford Escape is not only less expensive to buy and cheaper to own, it also offers up more options and a comparable amount of power and torque. You also get a huge variety of advanced technology to improve the driving experience that much more. We welcome you to come to Cold Lake Ford to find a wide selection of brand-new Escapes fresh on the lot!