2018 Ford Escape vs 2019 Jeep Cherokee near Nixa, MO

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2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Ford Escape

Compact SUVs are becoming more and more popular amongst drivers, and manufacturers are responding with some impressive models. With so many options, determining which SUV delivers the performance and features you need can be overwhelming. The team at Youngblood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Ozark, MO is here to help, with the following page comparing two of the most popular options - the 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. the 2018 Ford Escape.

For this comparison, we'll look at the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited, starting at $30,750 MSRP, and the 2018 Ford Escape SEL, which starts at $28,100 MSRP. After reading through our guide, you can learn more about the Jeep Cherokee on our model hub. If you have any questions, feel free to use our inquiry form or call (866) 927-8082.


While both of these capable SUVs' standard engine provide similar power and efficiency, only the Jeep Cherokee can be upgraded with a larger engine. Drivers who plan to use their new vehicle for towing will be especially drawn to the 4,000 lbs. of max towing capacity offered by the Cherokee's 2.0L turbocharged engine.

Jeep Cherokee Limited


Ford Escape SEL

2.0L Turbocharged


1.5L EcoBoost®

270 HP


179 HP

295 lb.-ft.


177 lb.-ft.

Up to 4,000 lbs.

Towing Capacity

Up to 2,000 lbs.

23 city / 31 highway

Fuel Economy

23 city / 30 highway


Both of these vehicles offer comfortable and versatile interiors, but the 2019 Cherokee takes it a step further with refinements that you and your passengers are sure to enjoy. Features that you won't find inside the 2018 Escape SEL include:

  • Standard auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Driver seat and sideview mirror memory
  • Ambient LED interior lighting

2019 Jeep Cherokee and Ford Escape Interior


To satisfy your need to stay connected while on the road, the Cherokee and Escape include extensive tech packages. However, the 2019 Cherokee takes it a step further, with both standard and available features that can't be equipped with the Ford Escape, including:

  • Uconnect® 4 with 8.4-in. touchscreen display
  • Cluster 7-in. configurable TFT color display
  • Available HD Radio®
  • Universal garage door opener

2019 Jeep Cherokee


Both of these SUVs are packed with many standard and available safety features to help ensure that you and your passengers arrive to your destination safely. To get the most safety features, the only choice is the 2019 Cherokee. The following safety tech can't be found in the Ford Escape SEL:

  • Standard blind spot and cross path detection
  • Available full speed collision warning with crash mitigation
  • Available LaneSense® lane departure warning

2019 Jeep Cherokee Models near Nixa, MO

If the 2019 Jeep Cherokee has the capability and refinements that you need for your busy lifestyle, visit Youngblood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram near Nixa, MO! We have many different models available in our Cherokee inventory. You can also call (866) 927-8082 to speak with a Youngblood representative.

2017 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Escape in Ozark, MO

If you want a family-friendly compact SUV that is as capable on the campground as it is at the grocery store, then you might consider the Jeep Cherokee and Ford Escape. But which of these two has the best specs, greatest safety, and most comfort? Read on to find out.

2017 Jeep Cherokee vs 2017 Ford Escape

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2017 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Escape: Engine & Performance

The Ford Escape has three engine options: the base I4 engine, and two turbocharged engines. While the Jeep Cherokee has only two - the base I4 engine, and a V6 - it's immediately clear that the Cherokee blows the Escape out of the water in every configuration.


2017 Jeep Cherokee

2017 Ford Escape


  • 184 HP 2.4L I4
  • 2,000 lbs. tow rating
  • 168 HP 2.5L I4
  • 1,500 lbs. tow rating
  • 271 HP 3.2L V6
  • 4,500 lbs. tow rating
  • 179 HP 1.5L Turbo I4
  • 2,000 lbs. tow rating
  • 245 HP 2.0L Turbo I4
  • 3,500 lbs. tow rating


2017 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Escape: Off-Road Capabilities

If you want your vehicle to be able to leave the pavement behind, there is no better brand than Jeep. The Jeep Cherokee has three different 4x4 systems to choose from: Jeep® Active Drive I featuring Selec-Terrain® traction management, Jeep® Active Drive II with both low range and neutral modes, and the Trail Rated® Jeep® Active Drive Lock.

2017 Jeep Cherokee vs 2017 Ford Escape Off Road

Although the Ford Escape is available with an all-wheel drive system, it has nothing on the Cherokee, especially when you take into consideration the 2017 Jeep Cherokee's available off-road features. These include:

  • Increased ground clearance
  • Front end designed to increase approach and break-over angles
  • Skid plates
  • All-terrain tires
  • Hill start assist and hill descent control


2017 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Escape: Interior Space & Comfort

2017 Jeep Cherokee vs 2017 Ford Escape Interior

Both the Jeep Cherokee and the Ford Escape are two-row, five-passenger crossovers, but the Jeep Cherokee has more passenger volume, especially rear legroom. There are several more ways that the Jeep Cherokee has an advantage over the Ford Escape, which we've listed below.

  • Both models have a standard height-adjustable driver's seat, but the Cherokee also has a standard height-adjustable front passenger seat
  • The front passenger seat in the Jeep Cherokee folds flat and has a storage compartment in the seat cushion
  • The Jeep Cherokee has more upholstery options than the Ford Escape: cloth, cloth/mesh, cloth/leather/vinyl, premium cloth, leather, and premium leather
  • The Jeep Cherokee offers both heated and ventilated front seats, and rear seat heat ducts


2017 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2017 Ford Escape: Safety

The IIHS rated the 2017 Jeep Cherokee's crash avoidance and mitigation technology "superior", whereas the 2017 Ford Escape received a "basic" rating. Anyone who wants a vehicle with advanced safety technology to keep their family safer and to make it easier to drive, then the Jeep Cherokee is the right choice.

Jeep Cherokee features include:

  • All-speed traction control, electronic stability control, and electronic roll mitigation
  • Blind spot and cross path detection
  • Enhanced accident response system
  • Available full speed collision warning with crash mitigation
  • Available LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning


Schedule a Test Drive

Now that you know how the Jeep Cherokee surpasses the Ford Escape in numerous categories, it's time to get a look at the latest Cherokee model first-hand. Schedule a test drive at Youngblood Jeep in Ozark, MO today, and you'll get to experience its great capability and long list of features for yourself.


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