THE NEW FORD ESCAPE VS. THE JEEP CHEROKEE
You’ve probably noticed that compact SUVs like the Ford Escape are especially popular amongst drivers with families. These SUVs’ box shapes allow for plenty of space for both passengers and cargo, their fuel-efficient engines keep them 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 during Bonnyville winters.
The recently revised 2017 Ford Escape finds itself competing with one of the leaders of this segment: the 2016 Jeep Cherokee. Can Ford’s updated compact SUV compete with the best the market has to offer? Let’s find out!
|Ford Escape||Jeep Cherokee|
|Base Price (MSRP)||$25,099||$26,695|
|Winner of the Vincentric Lowest Total Cost of Ownership Award||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|
MORE FEATURES OF THE ESCAPE:
- 2.0L EcoBoost engine
- Auto Start-Stop and self-parking abilities
- Sport appearance package
- Safety features like Lane-Keeping Assist and Cross-Traffic 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 2017 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 Ducharme Motors to find a wide selection of brand-new Escapes as well as a huge variety of lightly-used Escapes from 2016!