2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. 2017 Ford Escape
Posted on April 2, 2020
At Caledon Chrysler, we know that research is a major part of the modern car buying process. This is especially true when you are shopping for a high-performance SUV. To make your life a little easier, the sales and service staff at Caledon Chrysler thought it would be helpful to compare two of the more popular SUVs, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, and the 2017 Ford Escape. Let's take a closer look at both.
2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Available in four unique trims, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is powered by a 3.6-litre Pentastar VVT V6 engine, which produces 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission allows drivers to get up to 14.2 L/100 km city and 11.0 L/100 km highway in fuel economy.* To give you an exceptionally smooth and consistent ride no matter the road conditions, you can get a Command-Trac shift-on-the-fly transfer case or Rock-Trac transfer case that incorporates Tru-Lok front and rear locking differentials, electronic front sway bar disconnect, and Dana 44 heavy-duty solid front and rear axles. Because strength is important to many SUV owners, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited comes standard with a Max Tow Package that gives you up to 1,588 kg in towing power.
Some of the other 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited standard and optional features include:
• Mopar Jeep Trail Rated kit
• Hands-free communication with Bluetooth streaming audio
• SiriusXM satellite radio with one-year subscription
• Up to nine exterior colours including Firecracker Red and Xtreme Purple
• Rock rails
• Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top (Rubicon)
• Leather-wrapped steering wheel with steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls
• Radio 430 6.5-inch touchscreen AM/FM/CD/Hard-drive
2017 Ford Escape
The 2017 Ford Escape comes in three trims and three engine choices including the standard 2.5-liter iVCT I-4 that produces 168 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 170 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm. If you go with this engine and the standard FWD you get 680 kg in towing power. As far as control and ride you get a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, independent MacPherson strut-type front suspension, independent double lateral-link rear suspension, electric power-assisted steering, The 2017 Ford Escape has a number of safety features including dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags, Safety Canopy System, SOS Post-Crash Alert System, and Belt-Minder. Other standard features that come with the 2017 Ford
• AM/FM single-disc CD player with 6 speakers
• Cloth-trimmed front bucket seats with six-way manual driver's seat
• Sun visors with dual vanity mirrors
• Message centre and trip computer
• Manual air conditioning
• 17-inch Steel Wheels with Wheel Covers
• Four-wheel disc Anti-Lock Brake System
While both of these SUVs have their benefits, we strongly believe that the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is the superior vehicle. From a better selection of standard features and more off-road capabilities, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited outdoes the Ford Escape. The only way to really feel the difference is by taking a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for a test-drive. To get out on the road in this deluxe SUV, please contact the experts at Caledon Chrysler today. While you're visiting, don't forget to ask us about all of our amazing FCA new and pre-owned vehicles.