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2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Jeep Cherokee
AwardsAccording to the editors at cars.com, the 2017 Ford Escape is the best compact SUV you can buy. Citing its "quiet, comfortable ride" and "more features for the money," cars.com puts it miles ahead of the competition1.
Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2017 Escape has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA2.
EfficiencyIf you're trying to pinch pennies, every single mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the one between the 2017 Ford Escape3 and the 2017 Jeep Cherokee4 in the city.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Jeep Cherokee223epa estimated city mpg214
PerformanceStopping power is important, too, especially when you're carrying a heavy load. The clear winner in this category is the 2017 Ford Escape5, with 6 more horses in braking power per ton than 2017 Jeep Cherokee4, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades.
When you're carrying a heavy load, every horse counts - and with the 2017 Ford Escape3, you've got 2 more horsepower per ton than the 2017 Jeep Cherokee6.
If you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2017 Ford Escape's3 increased torque - 2753 lb.-ft. vs. 2396 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Jeep Cherokee1465braking power per ton14041363horsepower per ton13462753torque2396
SafetyMore stars means safer cars. According to the NHTSA's Overall Crash Rating, should you ever need it, the 2017 Ford Escape5 offers greater crash protection than the 2017 Jeep Cherokee7.8.
According to the NHTSA, the 2017 Ford Escape's5 standard safety features provide better protection in the event of a head-on collision than the 2017 Jeep Cherokee7.9.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Jeep Cherokee55overall crash rating4755overall frontal crash rating47
TechnicalEnjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2017 Ford Escape's3 optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2017 Jeep Cherokee.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Jeep Cherokeehas3turbocharged-
UsabilityThe 2017 Ford Escape's5 lower ground clearance,75 vs. 810, means a lower center of gravity and more stability.
Offering 2 more inches in combined rear head and rear leg room than the 2017 Jeep Cherokee4, the 2017 Ford Escape5 is roomy enough for even the tallest of your passengers to travel in comfort. Bye-bye cramped "airplane-legs," hello rear passenger comfort.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Jeep Cherokee75ground clearance810395rear head room384395rear leg room384
PricingThe difference in MSRP between the 2017 Ford Escape5 and the 2017 Jeep Cherokee7 may seem significant, until you consider what you're missing when you opt to save that $155: loads of standard features, some for safety and some just for fun. Suddenly, that $155 doesn't seem like much of a "savings" at all, does it?
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Jeep Cherokee$23,7505MSRP$23,5957
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1 - Learn more at https://www.cars.com/articles/whats-the-best-compact-suv-of-2016-1420684893542/
2 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings
3 - 2017 Ford Escape SE FWD
4 - 2017 Jeep Cherokee Altitude FWD
5 - 2017 Ford Escape S FWD
6 - 2017 Jeep Cherokee Overland 4x4
7 - 2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport FWD
8 - Find more info here: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings
9 - Find out more at: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings
10 - 2017 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x4