2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Ford Escape

2018 Jeep Cherokee

2018 Jeep Cherokee

2018 Ford Escape

2018 Ford Escape

Drivers looking to balance everyday driving needs with an adventurous spirit will likely be drawn to the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. Delivering loads of capabilities for a compact SUV, the Cherokee beats the 2018 Ford Escape in a number of critical areas, such as:

  • Off-road performance features
  • Base horsepower
  • Max horsepower

Explore the comparison of these Jeep and Ford crossovers in greater depth here, then continuing comparing to the Chevrolet Equinox too.

2018 Jeep Cherokee

Off-Road Performance Capabilities

While the 2018 Ford Escape’s available all-wheel drive (AWD) system can handle slippery surfaces and unpredictable on-road surfaces, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee simply delivers a lot more when it comes to off-road performance and utility, thanks to features like:

  • Jeep Active Drive I 4×4 System with Selec-Terrain® Traction Management and four modes (Auto, Snow, Sport, & Sand/Mud),
  • Jeep Active Drive II 4×4 System – with neutral and 4WD LOW mode for low-speed traction
  • Jeep Active Drive Lock 4×4 – This system on the Cherokee Trailhawk® includes a mechanical rear axles lock and Selec-Terrain® Traction Management ROCK mode.
2018 Jeep Cherokee

Engine Performance

In addition to delivering a significant win over the Escape in the off-road performance department, the Jeep Cherokee also brings more standard and available horsepower under the hood:

2018 Jeep Cherokee

2018 Ford Escape
2.4L Tigershark® Multiair® 2 I-4 (184 hp)

Base Engine Performance

2.5L I-4 (168 hp)
3.2L Pentastar® V6 (271 hp)

Top Engine Performance

Turbo 2.0L I-4 (245 hp)

Take a Spin in the 2018 Jeep Cherokee

Curious to see what a 2018 Jeep Cherokee test drive feels like? Then schedule yours today at Jack Powell CDJR. When you’re ready, work with our professional finance team to secure a loan or lease on the Cherokee, and contact us with questions at (760) 871-4204. Our dealership is located at 1625 Auto Park Way in Escondido, CA, and we’re open for sales every day of the week.

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