Comparing Top SUVs in Hanover, MA: Ford Escape vs. Jeep Cherokee

As you're searching for your next compact SUV, you're likely to come across two enticing vehicles, the Ford Escape and Jeep Cherokee. While each model has its strong suits, some critical points of comparison make the Ford SUV a better investment. To help with your decision, Jannell Ford of Hanover has created this comparison between these two popular SUVs.

Lifestyle: Interior Space and Features

  • While both SUVs have a comfortable cabin, there's more legroom and headroom in the second row of the new Ford Escape than the second row of the Jeep Cherokee.
  • There's also more cargo space inside the new Ford Escape than you'll find in the new Jeep Cherokee. Behind the rear seats, the Escape has 33.5 cubic feet of storage area. The Jeep Cherokee only offers 25.8 cubic feet behind its rear seats.
  • The new Ford Escape has an available mobile Wi-Fi hotspot to ensure everyone's devices stay connected while on the go. This feature is not available on the new Jeep Cherokee.

Powertrains and Performance

  • While each model comes standard with a 180-horsepower engine, the Ford Escape wins in terms of gas mileage when equipped with the base engine. This Ford SUV gets 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. With its base engine, the Jeep Cherokee falls short on efficiency, getting 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
  • For an exciting driving experience, go with the new Ford Escape. This model stands out for its sharp steering and composed handling. On the other hand, the Jeep Cherokee has less precise steering and more body lean when taking curves.

Model Specs

Ford Escape

  • MSRP: From $24,885
  • Fuel Efficiency: Up to 44 mpg city / 37 mpg highway
  • Towing Capacity: Up to 3,500 pounds
  • Dimensions: 181" L x 74" W x 66" H

Jeep Cherokee

  • MSRP: From $25,840
  • Fuel Efficiency: Up to 23 mpg city / 31 mpg highway
  • Towing Capacity: Up to 4,500 pounds
  • Dimensions: 182" L x 75" W x 68" H

Test Drive the New Ford Escape Today

To learn more about how the new Ford Escape outshines the competition, visit Jannell Ford of Hanover and take this model for a test drive. And while you're here, be sure to browse our other new Ford models.