Compare 2014 Jeep Cherokee vs 2014 Ford Escape

2014 Jeep Cherokee
2014 Ford Escape
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 22 31 $22,636 $22,995
FWD 4-Door Altitude 22 31 $23,801 $24,495
FWD 4-Door Latitude 22 31 $23,801 $24,495
4WD 4-Door Sport 21 28 $24,571 $24,995
4WD 4-Door Altitude 21 28 $25,716 $26,495
4WD 4-Door Latitude 21 28 $25,716 $26,495
FWD 4-Door Limited 22 31 $27,154 $28,095
4WD 4-Door Trailhawk 19 25 $28,604 $29,595
4WD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $29,069 $30,095
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FWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,772 $23,100
FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,826 $25,550
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,457 $27,300
FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,136 $29,100
4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,769 $30,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,636
$21,772
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,995
$23,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$385 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Jeep Cherokee plants a foot in both the crossover and SUV world--and only flubs the styling. With authentically athletic looks and performance balancing out good passenger space, cargo versatility, and loads of high-tech features, the 2014 Ford Escape is attractive to a wide range of buyers.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
40.3 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
49.9 52.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 98.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 56
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
182 178.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
24.8 34.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
41.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.9 67.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.8 34.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
36.1 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 15.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 38.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/60TR17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TRA TJL
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60TR17 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TRA TJL
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3679 3515
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4800 170 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
ED6 997
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6250 168 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.70 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.51
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.91
Trans Type
9 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.96
Trans Order Code
DFH 446
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Jeep Cherokee Ford Escape
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 7.4 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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