Compare 2016 Jeep Cherokee vs 2016 Ford Escape

2016 Jeep Cherokee
2016 Ford Escape
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 22 31 $23,360 $23,495
FWD 4-Door 75th Anniversary 22 31 $24,818 $25,295
FWD 4-Door Altitude 22 31 $24,818 $25,295
FWD 4-Door Latitude 22 31 $24,818 $25,295
4WD 4-Door Sport 21 28 $25,335 $25,495
4WD 4-Door 75th Anniversary 21 28 $26,773 $27,295
4WD 4-Door Altitude 21 28 $26,773 $27,295
4WD 4-Door Latitude 21 28 $26,773 $27,295
FWD 4-Door High Altitude 22 31 $28,484 $29,195
FWD 4-Door Limited 22 31 $28,484 $29,195
4WD 4-Door Trailhawk 19 25 $30,251 $30,995
4WD 4-Door High Altitude 21 28 $30,439 $31,195
4WD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $30,439 $31,195
FWD 4-Door Overland 22 31 $33,654 $34,695
4WD 4-Door Overland 19 26 $37,207 $38,395
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FWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $22,352 $23,590
FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $24,178 $25,790
4WD 4-Door SE 22 29 $25,818 $27,540
FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $28,121 $29,995
4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 29 $29,760 $31,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,360
$22,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,495
$23,590
Monthly Payment Estimate
$392 / month
$393 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Jeep Cherokee offers everything that the brand and nameplate promise—although there are some disconnects in the styling and packaging. The 2016 Ford Escape gives up a little comfort and utility in its quest to be the most exciting crossover SUV to drive.
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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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 98.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
40.3 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
49.9 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 56
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 7.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.9
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.9 67.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.6 34.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
36.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
24.6 34.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
41.4 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60TR17 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TRA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60TR17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TRA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3655 3515
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4600 170 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
ED6-1 997
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6400 168 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Cherokee Ford Escape
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 7.1 (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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