Ford Escape vs. Jeep Cherokee

Baltimore's Favorite SUVs Face Off:
Compare the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Jeep Cherokee

Ford and Jeep are two big names in the auto industry, especially when it comes to SUVs. When Baltimore area drivers are in the market for a new vehicle, the Ford Escape and the Jeep Cherokee are two models likely to be on their list.

These two smaller SUVs do have quite a bit in common; they each can seat up to five passengers, while still allowing you to hold an abundant supply of cargo. They have performance to get you where you need to go and then some, and both sport a distinctive style, inside and out. An SUV like the Ford Escape or the Jeep Cherokee can have great appeal for the family on the go, and would be perfect for everything from everyday errands in Glen Burnie and Baltimore, to the route to your next kayaking trip on your favorite lake in Maryland.

Why Should You Choose The 2018 Ford Escape Over The 2018 Jeep Cherokee?

While you may think these two vehicles are an awful lot alike, they do have many differences. A vehicle is a big investment for any buyer, and it's worth investigating those seemingly smaller details to find out what model is really going to give you a superior driving experience for years to come. Take a look at our comparisons of some main automotive features below to see why the Ford Escape may just be the exact small SUV that you've been searching for.

  • Styling

  • While some may find the Jeep Cherokee's styling a bit outdated or bland, the Ford Escape is another story altogether. A new front end, improved just last year, ensures the Escape's style stays fresh. With its legendary Ford-themed design, Sterling Gray front and rear fascia, and its outstanding exterior color choices, the Escape is sure to stand out - in a good way - on the crowded streets of Pasadena, Catonsville, or wherever you tend to drive.

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  • Interior

  • The interiors of both SUVs are exquisite. The higher you go in trim levels, the more luxurious amenities you will find, like supreme infotainment systems, outstanding programs and apps, and safety technological systems that transport you into the future. What you won't find in the Jeep Cherokee, but will find in the Ford Escape, is an available rear DVD entertainment system. This is the perfect distraction for your back seat riders during those long road trips or, let's be real, even those short trips to the grocery store.

  • Passenger Space

  • Passengers come in all shapes and sizes. Perhaps you have a child who requires a booster or car seat; maybe you have a taller friend that likes to stretch out, or your significant other wants to get comfy and take a nap on the long trip home. No matter who your passengers are and what they prefer, it's always a good thing to have extra space.

    The Ford Escape contains more over-all passenger volume than the Jeep Cherokee - a significant advantage in a smaller SUV. Even though both are capable of transporting five passengers, the Ford Escape has more elbow, shoulder, leg, and hip room for a more comfortable ride.

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  • Cargo Space

  • You will also find that the Ford Escape has more cargo space; for an SUV, where passenger space and cargo volume are priorities, this is another important advantage. The Escape offers an outstanding 68.0-cubic feet of over-all cargo volume, which is perfect to fit all of your sports gear, gardening tools, musical supplies, camping equipment, or whatever else you need to do the things you love. The Jeep Cherokee only has 54.9-cubic feet, even with the rear seats folded down.

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  • Safety

  • One of the most important steps in looking for a new car is researching its safety ratings. The Ford Escape has earned an overall safety rating of five stars from Kelley Blue Book, while the Jeep Cherokee only has an over-all safety rating of four stars.

  • Price

  • Even though safety is a top priority, a close second for a new SUV might be the price tag. Spending more money is always a tough pill to swallow, especially if it's a lot all at once. When it comes to buying a brand new Ford Escape, you won't be shelling out as much as you would be for a Jeep Cherokee - even with all of the advantages of the Escape that we've discussed!

    The starting MSRP for the base trim of the Ford Escape is $23,850 while the starting MSRP for the base trim of the Jeep Cherokee is $24,395. The highest trim levels, even though they have most of the comparable bells and whistles, have about the same difference in price. The starting MSRP for the top-of-the-line Escape is $32,045, while the starting MSRP of the similarly equipped Jeep Cherokee is $34,095. Keep more money in your pocket and still drive your new SUV around Baltimore or Severn with pride - choose the Ford Escape!

Discover More About The 2018 Ford Escape at Bob Bell Ford

If you'd like to learn more about the included or available features of the 2018 Ford Escape, feel free to stop by our Glen Burnie, Maryland, dealership and get behind the wheel of any of our models. We have a wide variety of the latest Escape vehicles, in multiple trim levels, colors, and packages, and would love to help you decide which 2018 Ford Escape could be right for you.


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