Jeep has long been an iconic all-terrain adventuring vehicle. Drivers who want to tackle the most challenging off-road adventures, drive over downed trees, and ford rivers know that a Jeep can get them where they want to go. But how do these models stack up against road-only competition? In this 2018 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Escape comparison, we are going to pit the classic compact crossover Jeep against the Ford Escape, which received a full redesign for 2017.
The Jeep comes in with a slightly higher MSRP, but the bang you get for your buck is impressive. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder standard on the 2018 Jeep Cherokee delivers 184 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque, while the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine on the 2018 Ford Escape offers just 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. Even better, the significant horsepower advantages that the 2018 Cherokee brings to the field does not cost drivers when it comes to fuel economy. The 2018 Jeep Cherokee actually has a slight advantage over the 2018 Escape when it comes to highway mileage.
|2018 Jeep Cherokee||vs||2018 Ford Escape|
|21/30 mpg||Mileage (city/highway)||21/29 mpg|
|2.4-L 4-cylinder (184 hp)||Base Engine||2.5-L 4-cylinder (168 hp)|
|4,500 pounds||Max. Towing||3,500 pounds|
On the interior, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee can continue to hold its own against its Ford rival. It is available in five trim levels (Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Overland, and Trailhawk) and features like premium cloth seating, fog lamps, a rear backup camera and high-intensity discharge headlights come standard. The next step up 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus even offers the extremely user-friendly Uconnect infotainment system with a 8.4-inch touchscreen display as a standard feature. The S, SE, SEL and Titanium trim levels on the 2018 Ford Escape also offer attractive features, like the SYNC 3 infotainment system.
The base engine on these models is not the only option available in this 2018 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Ford Escape comparison. The 2018 Ford Escape is available with two additional engine options, but the 3.2-liter V-6 available on the 2018 Cherokee offers the maximum available towing number of 4,500 pounds.
If you would like to learn more about the 2018 Jeep Cherokee, or even take this compact crossover for a test drive in the Twin Cities area, contact a member of our Fury Motors Stillwater team today.