When you are in the market for a new vehicle, it can be difficult to determine which model is right for you when there are so many similar ones out there. That is why doing comparisons can be so helpful, because it allows you to put two models that look similar up side by side to examine their differences and determine which one will provide more of the features and capabilities that you are looking for. This comparison looks at the base models of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Escape.
While the Escape has a lower price point, it does not offer drivers the amount of power, comfort and convenience features that the Cherokee comes equipped with. That's why we feel like the Cherokee bests the Escape in this comparison. The Jeep Cherokee offers a smoother ride, with a 9-speed automatic transmission coming standard, compared to a 6-speed automatic transmission in the Escape. Let's take a closer look at some of the key differences between these models!
2018 Jeep Cherokee
2018 Ford Escape
|2.4-liter I4||Engine||2.5-liter I4|
|184 Horsepower||Horsepower||168 Horsepower|
|25 MPG||Combined MPG||24 MPG|
The 2018 Jeep Cherokee offers plenty of interior amenities for its passengers. The Cherokee has more space for passengers, offering 105 cubic feet as opposed to 98 cubic feet available in the Escape. Safety features include knee protection airbags for both the driver and front passenger, standard front fog lights, and available heated side mirrors.
The Escape does not offer fog lights or heated side mirrors on its base trim, and only has knee protection airbags for the driver. The Cherokee has other comfort features available, including standard auxiliary ports, an available navigation system, available heated front seats and available lumbar support for the driver. None of these comfort-enhancing features are available on the Ford Escape.
The 2018 Jeep Cherokee is available now at Palmen Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Racine. Browse our inventory and set up a test drive online today!