Jeep Cherokee Vs. Ford Escape in Edmonton, AB
SUVs are some of the best vehicles to tackle Alberta roads, from the numerous cityscapes to off-road adventures, their varied utility can take on a wide range of needs. The Jeep Cherokee and Ford Escape are tried and true veterans of the market, but what separates the two and which one is the best for you? Across the main features of these SUVs, from performance to design, we’ll go over which one exceeds and offers you the best. Southtown Chrysler, your Jeep Edmonton dealer, is your destination in South Edmonton, southwest of Sherwood Park, for the Jeep Cherokee.
Simply and straight up, the Jeep Cherokee is a more powerful and capable SUV than the Ford Escape. The highest level engine available on a 2019 Escape trim is the 2.0L EcoBoost (Twin-Scroll Technology), which only gets you to 245 horsepower. Conversely, the Jeep 2019 Cherokee tops the Escape engine with both of their two engine options, the 3.2L Pentastar™ VVT V6 with 271 horsepower and an 2.0L I-4 turbo engine with 270 horsepower. For all of your utility needs offroad, the Cherokee has you covered. It has a wider base, higher ground clearance and wider wheel bases to easily handle all the rigors of country environments. If performance is important to you in your SUV (how could it not be?), the Cherokee excels across the board.
While both vehicles are designed with the typical SUV elements, each have their own specific style. The Escape is more in-line with the traditional hatchback style that has been molded into a crossover SUV, to give a smaller-looking vehicle. The Cherokee is a more traditional SUV design, with a larger size that is meant to fully take charge in all environments. As well as being an SUV made to succeed off-road, the Cherokee supersedes the Escape in urban needs. The passenger volume capacity is 128 ft³ compared to only 98.7 ft³ from the Escape, giving you more room for your occupants and cargo. For an SUV designed to truly maximize the space that an SUV can give you, the Cherokee is the model that gives you the most between the two.
The MSRP for both vehicles is very close to each other, and is an easy choice when you compare what you get out of each of them with the price they come in at. The Jeep Cherokee enters at a starting MSRP of $27,245, while the Ford Escape starts at an MSRP of $25,549. While the pricing might seem a clear cut decision, the difference is negligible when you take into account all of the performance, storage and capability features we’ve outlined that the Cherokee exceeds in. All of these advantages are worth the difference in price, and if you’re financing the vehicle you’ll hardly notice a difference!
Designed as both a premium truck option and as an imposing performance machine, the Ram 1500 is your ultimate choice with all its utility design and performance. The Ram 1500 is the clear winner, in all the categories that matter for truck buyers. While the Tacoma may be a suitable pickup for basic needs, it ends up being a lower imitation of what the Ram 1500 exceeds at on higher and more dependable levels. There’s a reason why the Ram 1500 has enjoyed such Best-in-Class declarations, for everything from towing, seat leg room, to cabin quietness. It’s a well-rounded truck that isn’t intent on just succeeding well in one aspect, but a well-rounded pickup that exceeds the highest levels across its abilities.