Compare 2020 Ford Escape vs 2021 Jeep Cherokee

2020 Ford Escape
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S AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape S AWD 26 31 $25,594 $26,385
Escape S FWD 27 33 $24,138 $24,885
Escape SE AWD 26 31 $27,461 $28,605
Escape SE FWD 27 33 $26,021 $27,105
Escape SE Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $31,719 $33,040
Escape SE Sport Hybrid AWD 43 37 $28,574 $29,765
Escape SE Sport Hybrid FWD 44 37 $27,134 $28,265
Escape SEL AWD 26 31 $29,534 $30,765
Escape SEL FWD 27 33 $28,094 $29,265
Escape SEL Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $34,195 $35,620
Escape Titanium AWD 23 31 $35,362 $36,835
Escape Titanium Hybrid AWD 43 37 $33,648 $35,050
Escape Titanium Hybrid FWD 44 37 $32,208 $33,550
Escape Titanium Plug-In Hybrid FWD N/A N/A $37,282 $38,835
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80th Anniversary 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cherokee 80th Anniversary 4x4 19 27 $31,692 $32,375
Cherokee 80th Anniversary FWD 20 29 $30,267 $30,875
Cherokee Altitude 4x4 21 29 $30,409 $31,025
Cherokee Altitude FWD 22 31 $28,984 $29,525
Cherokee Freedom 4x4 21 29 $28,496 $28,710
Cherokee Freedom FWD 22 31 $27,056 $27,210
Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 19 29 $35,407 $36,285
Cherokee High Altitude FWD 23 29 $33,982 $34,785
Cherokee Latitude 4x4 21 29 $28,496 $28,710
Cherokee Latitude FWD 22 31 $27,056 $27,210
Cherokee Latitude Lux 4x4 19 27 $31,692 $32,375
Cherokee Latitude Lux FWD 20 29 $30,267 $30,875
Cherokee Latitude Plus 4x4 21 29 $30,409 $31,025
Cherokee Latitude Plus FWD 22 31 $28,984 $29,525
Cherokee Limited 4x4 19 27 $35,407 $36,285
Cherokee Limited FWD 20 29 $33,982 $34,785
Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 24 $35,217 $36,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,594
$31,692
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,385
$32,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$440 / month
$540 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
5.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Ford Escape takes a more refined tack, and brings its hybrid edition back into vogue. The 2021 Jeep Cherokee prioritizes off-road capability beyond all else.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104 128
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 53.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
40.7 40.3
Front Head Room (in)
40 37.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 49.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 66.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 106.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
181.3 182
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.5 25.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.8 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.4 36.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.4 54.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
68.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
37.5 25.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
57.3 41.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 30.7
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)
14.8 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P235/50TR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TLA
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P235/50TR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TLA
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)
3474 3960
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 7.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 3000 239 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
996 EHK
Displacement
1.5 L/91 3.2 L/198
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 6000 271 @ 6500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 22 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 19 (Est)
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 1.91
Trans Type
8 9
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.70
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.84
Trans Order Code
448 DFH
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.58
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 4.71
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
6.4 8.1 (Est)
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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