Compare the Ford Escape and Jeep Cherokee in Sturgis MI

The Ford Escape is a nimble compact crossover with a peppy power plant, versatile cabin, and tons of great features and tech. Providing comfortable accommodations for five people and a voluminous cargo hold, it's an excellent choice for smaller families, weekend adventurers, and daily commuters in Three Rivers and Coldwater MI.

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Vehicle Comparison

Ford Escape Jeep Cherokee
Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 23 / 30 mpg 22 / 31 mpg
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Max Cargo Space 68 cubic feet 54.9 cubic feet
Max Towing 3,500 2,000


The Escape is offered in four trim levels: S (aimed at business fleet buyers, but available at some dealerships), SE, SEL, and Titanium. Standard features of the Ford Escape SE include:

  • A tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Chrome exterior trim
  • Roof rails
  • Fog lights
  • Keyless entry keypad
  • Sound-deadening glass
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • SYNC 3 infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen, voice controls, onboard Wi-Fi, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration.

One model to which the Escape draws considerable comparison is the Jeep Cherokee. A well-known nameplate in the industry, the Cherokee is a strong contender in the compact crossover market. However, when put head-to-head with the Ford Escape, you can see that it ultimately falls short.

Ford Escape vs Jeep Cherokee: Utility

Crossover SUVs are known for their utility - it's in the segment description. The Ford Escape has utility to spare. It offers 34 cubic-feet of space behind the rear seats - nearly 10 more cubes than the Cherokee. Furthermore, the Escape's 60/40-split rear seat folds flat to reveal a maximum cargo volume of 68 cubic-feet. That exceeds Jeep Cherokee by 13 cubic-feet!

Ford Escape vs Jeep Cherokee: Comfort

  • The Ford Escape is more spacious up front than the Jeep Cherokee, offering greater front headroom, greater front leg room, and greater front hip room.
  • The Ford Escape also offers an 8-way power adjustable driver seat with power lumbar support on trims SE and above. The Cherokee offers a power adjustable driver seat on the Latitude Plus trim, but lumbar support is conspicuously absent.
  • The Ford Escape has heated front seats at the SE trim level. You have to go up to the Limited trim to get heated seats on the Jeep Cherokee.

Ford Escape vs Jeep Cherokee: Value

  • The Ford Escape gives you more for less.
  • The Ford Escape offers more cargo capacity and more spacious seating than the Jeep Cherokee. It also offers a generous set of features at the lower trim levels, and it does so for a starting MSRP of $24,105. That's nearly $700 under that of the Cherokee.
  • When you compare the fully decked-out top trims, the Ford Escape saves Angola IN drivers more than $4,000 dollars.

Test Drive the Ford Escape near Howe IN

If you're in the market for a versatile and agile compact crossover with plenty of cargo room and loads of standard features, look no further than the Ford Escape. Come visit Auto Park Ford in Sturgis, MI for a closer look. Our friendly team will be happy to set you up with a test drive.

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Auto Park Ford

1820 S Centerville Road
Directions Sturgis, MI 49091

  • Sales: (269) 651-7728
  • Service: (269) 651-7728
  • Parts: (269) 651-7728
  1. Auto Park Ford

    1820 S Centerville Road
    Sturgis, MI 49091

    • Sales: (269) 651-7728
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