Compare 2014 Ford Escape vs 2014 Jeep Cherokee

2014 Ford Escape
2014 Jeep Cherokee
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4WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,457 $27,300
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,769 $30,850
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,772 $23,100
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,826 $25,550
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,136 $29,100
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4WD 4-Door Altitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Altitude 21 28 $25,716 $26,495
Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Latitude 21 28 $25,716 $26,495
Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $29,069 $30,095
Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Sport 21 28 $24,571 $24,995
Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Trailhawk 19 25 $28,604 $29,595
Cherokee FWD 4-Door Altitude 22 31 $23,801 $24,495
Cherokee FWD 4-Door Latitude 22 31 $23,801 $24,495
Cherokee FWD 4-Door Limited 22 31 $27,154 $28,095
Cherokee FWD 4-Door Sport 22 31 $22,636 $22,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,457
$25,716
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,300
$26,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$442 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee plants a foot in both the crossover and SUV world--and only flubs the styling.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 104.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 53.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 40.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 49.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 57.6
Second Head Room (in)
39 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 62
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
178.1 182
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 24.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 54.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 24.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 36.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 41.4
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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)
- 12.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/60TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TJL TWS
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/60TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TJL TWS
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3645 3941
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500 171 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
99X ED6
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 5700 184 @ 6250
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.91
Trans Type
6 9
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.84
Trans Order Code
446 DFH
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.70
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Jeep Cherokee
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 (Est) 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 160
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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