2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2019 Ford Escape
Posted on March 20, 2020
Compact SUVs are the hottest segment of the auto industry right now, and most manufacturers have a model in the race. Of course, Jeep SUVs are well known as top performers in all SUV segments, but how does it compare to other popular models? Let's compare the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Sport with the 2019 Ford Escape S to see how these highly rated models stack up against each other.
From the driver's seat, you can immediately recognize the performance difference between the Jeep Cherokee and the Ford Escape. Similar displacement engines - a 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir four-cylinder vs a 2.5-liter four-cylinder - are in the Cherokee and Escape respectively, but it's not so close when you get into the accelerator.
The 2019 Ford Escape's 168 horsepower falls well short of the Jeep's 180-hp engine, giving the distinct advantage to the Cherokee SUV.
Notably, two other engines are available in the 2019 Jeep Cherokee lineup - a 271-hp 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 and a 270-hp 2.0-liter DI I-4.
The Jeep Cherokee Sport is no slouch when hauling enters the equation. Its payload capacity is rated at 454kg and its max towing capacity for the 2.4L engine is 907kg. The Ford Escape S is rated to tow much less at 680kg and isn't rated at all for payload.
But there's more to the Jeep yet. If you're looking to tow more, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee with the Pentastar V6 has best-in-class towing of up to 2,041kg.
In this segment, efficiency is a driving factor. The 2019 Ford Escape S puts forward respectable numbers of 11L/100km city and 8L/100km on the highway. But you can do better with the Jeep Cherokee Sport. Its fuel economy ratings edge out the Ford with 10.8L/100km in the city and 7.6L/100km on the highway. Spending less on fuel sounds like a good idea, doesn't it?
Though they're compact SUVs, their interiors are rather roomy. Front-seat occupants have virtually identical space, as do the rear-seat passengers - at least, by the numbers. But when you look at overall passenger volume, the Ford Escape's 2795 litres are much less than the 2019 Jeep Cherokee's 3625 litres. The Cherokee gives more interior volume where it matters most - head space and shoulder room - for an extremely open feeling.
Both models offer exceptional value for entry-level SUVs. Both include air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, tire pressure monitoring, and much more as standard equipment. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee, however, gives you more of what you want. Express up-and-down driver's window, woodgrain-look interior accents, and digital gauges are just a few of the features you'll have in the Cherokee Sport.
All in all, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee gives you more for your money than the 2019 Ford Escape. Why settle for less? If you're searching for the Jeep Cherokee or any other Jeep SUVs in Bolton, ON, let Caledon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram help. You'll find the Jeep model and trim that fits you best from your local Jeep dealer.