Jeep Cherokee vs Ford Escape

How Does the Jeep Cherokee Match Up Against the Ford Escape

Whether you are looking for an exciting off-road experience near Elk Rapids, MI, or getting the family out of Cadillac, MI for the weekend, you want an SUV that can keep up with your busy lifestyle. But it must also be comfortable, provide plenty of storage, and provide the technology you crave to keep you safe and entertained on the streets of Kalkaska and Bellaire, MI.

The Jeep Cherokee, from Bill Marsh Chrysler in Traverse City, brings you everything you want in a sporty crossover. But it isn't your only choice. The Ford Escape is making waves as a popular option, as well. But how does it fare against the legendary Jeep Cherokee? Bill Marsh Chrysler has done the research, so you don't have to.

Engine & Powertrain

A potent powertrain is the calling card of every crossover. You want it to get you around Charlevoix and Manton with confidence. For comparison purposes, the Jeep Cherokee and Ford Escape start with similar horsepower, but after that, the Jeep Cherokee takes over. It gives you three spectacular engine options as you seek your next adventure in Gaylord, MI. Here is how they break down:

Jeep Cherokee

  • 2.4L Tigershark Multiair 2 Engine: 180 horsepower & 171 lb-ft of torque, EPA-estimated 22 mpg/City & 31 mpg/hwy, 2,000-lb towing capacity.
  • 3.2L Pentastar V6: 271 horsepower & 239 lb-ft of torque, EPA-estimated 20 mpg/city & 29 mpg/hwy, 4,500-lb towing capacity
  • 2.0L Turbo: 270 horsepower & 295 lb-ft of torque, 4,000-lb towing capacity

Ford Escape

  • 1.5L EcoBoost Three-Cylinder: 180 Horsepower,
  • 2.0L EcoBoost Turbocharged Four-Cylinder: 250 horsepower

Off-Road Capability

Few crossovers carry the reputation of conquering any terrain like the Jeep Cherokee. Surely you are aware of its off-road ability. The Ford Escape has features of its own to help it adapt to your conditions.

Jeep Cherokee

  • Jeep Active Drive four-wheel drive
  • Selec-Terrain Traction Management system
  • Jeep Active Drive Lock

Ford Escape

  • Selectable Drive Modes
  • Available All-Wheel Drive


The Uconnect infotainment system on the Jeep Cherokee is a user-friendly package that comes packed with great features and technology to keep you informed and entertained on the road. The Ford Escape is equipped with the Sync infotainment system, which lacks in standard features. You have to pay more for the upgraded Sync 3 system to get the features you'll find standard in the Jeep Cherokee.

Jeep Cherokee Standard Infotainment

  • Seven-Inch Touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • USB Port
  • Available 8.4-Inch Touchscreen

Ford Escape Standard Infotainment

  • 4.2-Inch Display
  • USB Port
  • Available Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Available Eight-Inch Touchscreen

Discover the Distance at Bill Marsh Chrysler

Isn't it time you found out what makes the Jeep Cherokee such a great option for your journey? Head to Bill Marsh Chrysler and take the Jeep Cherokee for a test drive. You'll discover how it excels over the Ford Escape in nearly every category.

  1. Bill Marsh Chrysler Traverse City

    1655 South Garfield Ave
    Traverse City, MI 49686-4335

    • Sales: 2319414141
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