Although both models have many similarities—like their range of advanced safety systems—they do differ when it comes to performance, space, and standard technology.
Our team here at Dallas Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is here to show you the differences between the Jeep Cherokee vs. the Ford Escape. See which one might be best for you.
The Jeep Cherokee checks all the boxes when it comes to performance. It has powerful engine options, strong capabilities for bringing along extra weight, and various systems that give you great handling over any terrain.
When comparing their engines, the 2021 Cherokee has the more robust powertrain options of these two SUVs.
At its top output, the 2021 Escape generates 250 horsepower, with its available 2.0L EcoBoost® engine. However, the power of the Jeep Cherokee peaks even higher, with its available 271-horsepower 3.2L V6 engine.
This available V6 engine also helps the 2021 Jeep Cherokee tow up to 4,500 pounds when properly equipped.
If you opt for the Escape, you may have to leave some of your equipment behind, since its towing capacity only reaches 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.
When comparing SUVs, a good way to decide which one is right for you is seeing how many passengers can fit into each model.
Both vehicles have room for five passengers across two rows. However, the difference between the interior of the Jeep Cherokee vs. the Ford Escape is how much space each of those passengers will have.
The 2021 Cherokee equips its cabin with 128 cubic feet of passenger volume. The Ford Escape has an interior passenger volume of 104 cubic feet. Plus, the 2021 Cherokee offers available ventilated front seats, which can provide you with the ability to quickly cool down after spending the day outdoors in the hot summer sun.
It’s always convenient to connect to your smartphone and access all your favorite entertainment when you step inside your car. In both SUVs, you can stream music wirelessly from your device via Bluetooth® technology.
You can even keep your hands on the steering wheel, while controlling each of these systems. All you have to do is simply say the command, whether you want to change the song or make a phone call.
With the standard Uconnect® 4 system in the 2021 Cherokee, this is just the start of its capabilities. It also features Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® integration for more access to the applications on your smartphone, to stay even more connected to your world while driving. This includes the ability to pull up your maps from your phone and have directions displayed on the standard 7-inch touchscreen.
Whether you need your new SUV to tow heavier gear around Garland, Texas, comfortably fit your friends when riding around Dallas, Texas, or want extra personal convenience during your commute to Arlington, Texas, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee will provide you with all of that—plus more.
Come discover what else awaits you in the Jeep Cherokee by visiting us at Dallas CDJR.
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