Compare 2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Jeep Cherokee

2017 Ford Escape
2017 Jeep Cherokee
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S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape S FWD 21 29 $22,920 $23,750
Escape SE 4WD 22 28 $25,785 $27,000
Escape SE FWD 23 30 $24,115 $25,250
Escape Titanium 4WD 22 28 $29,605 $31,000
Escape Titanium FWD 23 30 $27,935 $29,250
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75th Anniversary Edition 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition 4x4 21 28 $27,116 $27,645
Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition FWD 21 30 $25,161 $25,645
Cherokee Altitude 4x4 21 28 $25,540 $25,695
Cherokee Altitude FWD 21 30 $23,565 $23,695
Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 21 28 $30,736 $31,495
Cherokee High Altitude FWD 21 30 $28,781 $29,495
Cherokee Latitude 4x4 21 28 $27,116 $27,645
Cherokee Latitude FWD 21 30 $25,161 $25,645
Cherokee Limited 4x4 21 28 $30,736 $31,495
Cherokee Limited FWD 21 30 $28,781 $29,495
Cherokee Overland 4x4 20 27 $36,564 $37,695
Cherokee Overland FWD 21 30 $33,857 $34,895
Cherokee Sport 4x4 21 28 $25,540 $25,695
Cherokee Sport FWD 21 30 $23,565 $23,695
Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 19 25 $30,454 $31,195
Cherokee Trailhawk L Plus 4x4 19 25 $30,454 $31,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,920
$27,116
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,750
$27,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$461 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Ford Escape foregoes a bit of utility in the name of style and sportiness, making it one of the better crossovers to drive. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee still antes up considerable trail-riding talent, but other crossover SUVs do a better job of daily driving.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.1 104.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 40.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 37.9
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 49.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 57.6
Second Head Room (in)
39 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
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 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
178.1 182
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.2
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.8 58.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.3 24.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 24.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 36.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 41.4
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 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)
12 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 37.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/60TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TWS
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/60TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TWS
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3515 3953
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel 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
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4500 171 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA ED6-D
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 184 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.91
Trans Type
6 9
Drivetrain
Front 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
7.3 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
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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