2017 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Escape

2017 Jeep Cherokee

2017 Jeep Cherokee

2017 Ford Escape

2017 Ford Escape


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SUVs have long been known for their rugged performance and remarkable utility, and the 2017 Jeep Cherokee and the 2017 Ford Escape are two of the most popular models. For drivers in Medicine Hat, either one might meet their needs, but when it comes to standard power and features, there’s a big difference between the two. Find out which one you’ll be taking off-road on the trails around Redcliff this summer.

Standard Performance

The Escape and the Cherokee share a number of performance features, including available four-wheel drive, the choice between several engines, and similar fuel economy numbers. However, in the base trim, the Cherokee simply offers more power.

  • The 2017 Cherokee Sport includes a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that puts out 184 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 2017 Escape S can only manage 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque from a 2.5L four-cylinder engine.

When you want more performance from your SUV, the Cherokee is the better choice. You can even upgrade its engine to a 3.2L Pentastar VVT V6 for more power and capability.

Standard Features

While the Cherokee and the Escape both include a number of high-tech features and safety systems, the Cherokee has several exclusive amenities:

  • Front Illuminated Cupholders
  • Simulated Wood Door Panel Inserts
  • Rear Reading Lights
  • 6-Way Front Passenger Seat
  • LED Daytime Running Lights

Unfortunately, none of these are included standard with the Escape. Higher trim levels of the Cherokee offer features more commonly associated with luxury vehicles, and an Alpine sound system, heated steering wheel, and leather accents are all available.

The Perfect SUV for Southeast Alberta

To drive the clear winner in this comparison, visit Standard Jeep Ram today. We carry an extensive selection of Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, and RAM vehicles, and that includes the capable 2017 Jeep Cherokee. On top of that, we’re easy to get to at 1500 Strachan Road SE in Medicine Hat. Before you visit our dealership, you can apply for financing online to make the buying process even easier. Call us today at 403-527-5581 with any questions, or contact us online now to discover the Jackson advantage.