Taking the Competition to Task-2017 Jeep Cherokee Squares Off Against 2017 Ford Escape

The decision to buy a new car isn't one that's usually made lightly-buying a vehicle is an investment of both time and money, so you want to be sure you're putting both where you'll see the biggest return. If you're looking for a sleek, stylish, and most importantly capable SUV, then you've got to check out the 2017 Jeep Cherokee. Of course, it's always smart to do some due diligence, so it makes sense to check out the competition, like the 2017 Ford Escape.

In the interest of saving some time, we've gathered a neat little comparison for you here, so you can see how the 2017 Jeep Cherokee outshines the 2017 Ford Escape. Take a look below, and if you find yourself with any questions, feel free to give us a call at (888) 637-9461.

Standing Toe to Toe: 2017 Jeep Cherokee VS 2017 Ford Escape

Sizing Up the Competition-

  • In terms of size, the 2017 Jeep Cherokee features a wider wheelbase, with 106.3 inches compared to the 2017 Ford Escape's 105.9-inch wheelbase. The Cherokee is also a bit longer, measuring 182 inches tip to tail, while the Ford Escape only measures out to 178 inches.
  • Passengers are sure to feel this difference in exterior dimensions, too. The 2017 Cherokee offers 103.3 cubic-feet of overall passenger space, while the 2017 Escape only gives you 98.7 cubic-feet.

2017 Jeep Cherokee

2017 Ford Escape

Storage & Cargo Space-The 2017 Jeep Cherokee makes good use of all that space, offering plenty of storage options and a robust cargo area. You'll also get 8 Cargo Tie Down Loops and a 12-Volt Cargo Power Outlet, so you can really utilize your cargo bay. There are other storage options in the 2017 Cherokee, too: a standard locking glove box, media center electronics storage, an overhead console with sunglasses holder, and even a cup holder in your rear armrest. The 2017 Ford also gives you a place to store your electronics…so that's nice of them. You can store that little nugget of knowledge in your back pocket, or any number of the storage solutions in your 2017 Jeep Cherokee.



Only the Highest Standards-When you compare the standard offering of the 2017 Ford Escape to those of the 2017 Jeep Cherokee, there's only one clear choice: time to raise your standards. The 2017 Cherokee gives you standard power windows, a 5.0-inch touchscreen display, 60/40 Folding Split Recline Seat, 6-way adjustable driver's seat, Bluetooth® connectivity with Integrated Voice Commands, Keyless Entry, Hill Start Assist, and so much more! The 2017 Jeep Cherokee is ready to go right from the factory, with bells and whistles available to sweeten the pot. While the 2017 Ford Escape gives you a lot of choices-like six different wheel designs-many of its juiciest qualities are simply "available," not standard, like available heated steering wheel, available leather interior, or available Bi-Xenon HID Headlamps-sure, they seem great, but they also seem like the price would add up quickly.



Powering Through-

  • Of course, all that style and charm is nothing without the substance of a powerful, capable drivetrain. That's where the 2017 Jeep Cherokee steps in. The 2017 Cherokee gives you two engine choices, arriving standard with a 2.4-liter inline-4 MultiAir® Engine, with an available 3.2-liter V6 with Elect Stop/Start tempting those after more power. Each engine arrives paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission, but those seeking more off-roading prowess will probably want to elect for the available 9-speed Transmission with Jeep Active Drive II, though Jeep Active Drive I is a standard feature.
  • The 2017 Ford Escape, by contrast, gives you three engines-a 2.5-liter iVCT, an available 1.5-liter EcoBoost® iVCT, or an available 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine, but it only gives you a 6-speed SelectShift transmission to pair them to.



Only you can know for sure which SUV is the right choice for all you want to do. Who knows, maybe you don't want the more capable, stylish, and spacious SUV-they say that challenge builds character. Then again, Jeep brand drivers already have plenty of character. If you're curious to learn more about the bold and beautiful 2017 Jeep Cherokee SUV, we invite you to join us in our showroom. We're located on 3146 Henry St, Muskegon, MI, just a quick trip for folks in the surrounding communities of Whitehall, Montague, Ludington, and Fremont, MI, so come on in and see what the Jeep brand lineup can do for you today!