Compare 2019 Ford Escape vs 2019 Jeep Cherokee

2019 Ford Escape
2019 Jeep Cherokee
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S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape S FWD 21 29 $23,382 $24,105
Escape SE 4WD 22 28 $26,880 $28,000
Escape SE FWD 23 30 $25,441 $26,500
Escape SEL 4WD 22 28 $28,747 $29,945
Escape SEL FWD 23 30 $27,307 $28,445
Escape Titanium 4WD 21 27 $32,756 $34,120
Escape Titanium FWD 22 29 $31,315 $32,620
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Altitude 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cherokee Altitude 4x4 21 29 $28,369 $28,895
Cherokee Altitude FWD 22 31 $26,889 $27,395
Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 19 27 $33,821 $34,695
Cherokee High Altitude FWD 23 31 $30,701 $31,450
Cherokee Latitude 4x4 21 29 $26,424 $26,545
Cherokee Latitude FWD 22 31 $24,929 $25,045
Cherokee Latitude Plus 4x4 21 29 $28,369 $28,895
Cherokee Latitude Plus FWD 22 31 $26,889 $27,395
Cherokee Limited 4x4 19 27 $33,821 $34,695
Cherokee Limited FWD 22 31 $30,701 $31,450
Cherokee Overland 4x4 19 27 $37,393 $38,495
Cherokee Overland FWD 20 29 $35,913 $36,995
Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 24 $33,351 $34,195
Cherokee Trailhawk Elite 4x4 18 24 $33,351 $34,195
Cherokee Upland 4x4 19 27 $26,424 $26,545
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,382
$28,369
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,105
$28,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$402 / month
$482 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Escape works well as a crossover SUV, but has the ride and handling of a smartly tuned hatchback. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee appeals for its adventurous side, but it isn’t as roomy as rivals.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 40.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.7 128
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
178.1 182
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 106.6
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68 54.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34 25.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34 25.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 36.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 41.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 30.7
Brakes
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
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
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 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
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/60TR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3522 3875
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 180 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4500 171 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA EDE
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
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
NA 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 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 3.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.91
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.58
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.70
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Escape Jeep Cherokee
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 700
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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